Expedition cruising to Antarctica and the Arctic is becoming more and more popular, and with growing popularity comes the growing choice of cruise ships. The options can be overwhelming and with the high cost of cruising (you need at least £5,000 to go to Antarctica!), you want to make sure you make the right choice.
The Aurora Borealis is a huge draw to the Arctic region for many people and will often feature on plenty of bucket lists. This majestic natural spectacle is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s no surprise people want to make sure they have the optimum chance of seeing it.
Svalbard, as you may know, is most commonly associated with polar bears and expedition cruising, which is undoubtedly the best way to see polar bears during the summer months. But, this inevitably means most tourists rarely venture out of Longyearbyen, where the cruise ships depart.
Located high up in the Caucasus, Svaneti is one of the most remote regions in Europe which has enabled it to maintain a direct link with its long history. WF's Meike talks us through her experiences of this beautiful place.