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Walking with polar bears

Get up close and personal with the King of the Arctic in the polar bear capital of the world.

Places to See the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released by the sun colliding with gases in the Earth's atmosphere.

Just Back From...Sweden

Travel Consultant Jamie, fresh from his travels in Sweden, sums up all his best bits.

Planes, Trains and Snowmobiles - Getting Around Sweden

On his most recent adventures, Travel Consultant Jamie got to grips with the best ways to get around snowy Sweden.

Choosing The Best Antarctic & Arctic Cruises

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.

Best Arctic Accommodation for Viewing the Northern Lights

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.

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.

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…

Glamping under the Northern Lights

View Nathan's Aurora Dome itinerary here. The term glamping was relatively new to me and the last thing I expected to hear was it in combination with Lapland and the Northern lights. On my recent trip to Finland I was incredibly lucky to stay in an Aurora dome and it more than lived up to my expe…

A Husky Safari through the Finnish Wilderness

Our Arctic-specialist Nathan has been on a wild recce in Finland. View his tailor-made Husky Expedition here. I have always loved animals and on my recent trip to Finland the thing I was most looking forward to was a chance to mush my own dogs. That evening as I settled down in my glamping dome o…

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