A trip to the beautiful wildernesses at the Polar Regions is an experience to remember, where you can see wildlife in one of the most remote places on earth. Huge glaciers and untouched rock formations coupled with stunning polar skies are part of the appeal of the Antarctic and Arctic.
See the amazing scenery of Antarctica at the Schollaert Channel, Paradise Harbour and Elephant Island from the warmth of your own cabin on one of our cruises. Elephant Island is a mountainous, ice-covered island off the coast of Antarctica which was named for the elephant seals early explorers sighted on its shores and is now home to chinstrap and Gentoo penguins.
The Antarctic is home to many breeds of whale and seal, so keep a watchful eye out to. If you haven't brought your own, many operators provide binoculars so that you never miss a sighting.
Find yourself at the top of the world (almost) in places such as Iceland and Greenland. They beckon you to discover these glacier-carved landscapes, pristine natural wonders and volcanic lands with sub-Arctic crystal clear seas. A cruise to this spectacular part of the world may include stops along the Norwegian Fjords, before you reach the turf houses of Iceland and experience Reykjavik and Akureyri.
Choose a land tour and you can dive deeper into these remote destinations. Iceland is a place of delightful contradictions where flowers flourish amid ice and snow. Some of nature's most awesome features, from active volcanoes to geothermal phenomena, exist only a few miles from charming towns and major cultural centres. For those in search of the unexpected, the surprises begin in Akureyri, Iceland's second-largest city.
At both poles, there's also the opportunity to explore some of the islands that lie in between the large land masses. Whether that's South Georgia or Spitsbergen, these typically offer the most drastic differences to out everyday lives.