A trip to the polar regions is the ultimate winter holiday activity. At the ends of the Earth and far from the madding crowd, the Polar Regions are perhaps the last pristine wildernesses left on the planet. They’re harsh, merciless environments of savage, eye-watering beauty. How times have changed for the Polar adventurer? These days we can take a Polar Expedition to explore the frozen polar continents in relative comfort and safety and return to our homes within 2 weeks, unlike Ernest Shackleton and his crew who took 2 years to escape its icy clutches after their ship was crushed in 1915. Of course, in keeping with our philosophy, it is essential that we protect these polar environments and in partnership with the ship operators our polar expeditions apply the most stringent rules of minimum impact travel.
Whether you choose the Arctic or the Antarctic, for your polar expedition holiday, relax in the knowledge that your trip is run with safety and sustainability in mind. Take a closer look at some of the expeditions below for a more detailed polar holiday itinerary.
Shortlist.com:: Comments on the BBC Wildlife documentary series 'Frozen Planet' and explains you too can visit The Real Frozen Planet (November 2011).
Antarctica Journey Experience: Fly & Cruise Expedition
Visit the South Shetland Islands and the channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, arguably the most spectacular and most pristine wilderness on earth, but skip the Drake Passage crossing by flying instead.
For more details please see our Fly & Cruise Expedition. Alternatively, you can now include the Drake Passage sea crossing one way on the following itineraries: Fly South & Cruise North, Crusie South & Fly North Expeditions.
Related pages concerning our Polar Expeditions:
- Our choice of Polar ships
- Small Ships are best
- The Polar Environment
- Polar - Best time to go
- Exclusive Polar Expeditions