Blogging from the Wild

Alternatives to Cruising in Svalbard - Land Experiences

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.

Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

I am currently travelling through Norway and Sweden in the Arctic Circle, hunting for the Northern Lights. Having seen so many pictures of this amazing phenomena, with green and pink clouds of light rippling through the sky, of course I wanted to see it for myself. This is my first time to Norway, a…

New Year in the Arctic Circle

Desperate to see the Northern Lights, my wife insisted that last New Year we went to the Arctic Circle. Being something of a scientist (or geek, if you prefer), she’d poured over data and Internet posts only to eventually agree with me that Alta in Norway as the place to go to see this amazing spe…

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