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All Women’s 100-km Ski Expedition on Track to the North Pole

North Pole women

Eleven women representing both Middle East and European countries began an historic trek earlier this week to the North Pole. Following an early morning April 15 flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost commercial airport in the world, to a floating ice station at 89º north, the group set off immediately on their 100-km adventure on cross-country skis over shifting pack…

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A Hotel Room on Skis in Finland at Aurora Wilderness Camp

Aurora Wilderness Camp

Northern Finland has launched a new hotel experience where a beautifully appointed glamping cabin is towed into a remote wilderness location, deep in the Arctic Circle, perfectly situated for lying back to experience the Northern lights from the comfort of your bed. The new mobile room, which importantly includes a clear Aurora viewing roof, is located six kilometers east of…

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An Arctic Safari to the Northwest Passage, Nunavut, Greenland

TravelWild Expeditions Arctic

TravelWild Expeditions, small ship experts for travel to off-the-beaten path destinations introduce their Arctic Safari. Beginning in Resolute Bay which is considered the northernmost town in Nunavut which is Canada’s northernmost Province, this small Inuit settlement marks the northern end of the Northwest Passage. Arriving by charter flight, guests board the Ocean Endeavor for the 12 days of adventure. Search…

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Hiking and Horses Solo Adventure in Iceland

Hiking and Horses Solo Adventure Iceland

Four-star Hotel Husafell in West Iceland welcomes solo travelers with ‘Hiking and Horses,’ a new four-day adventure package available until October 31. Amid volcanic and glacial landscapes in West Iceland, guests travel on horseback, hike nature trails, experience backcountry hospitality at a family-run horse farm, and mingle with fellow travelers on a nature and heritage walk around Husafell. Independent spirits…

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Lindblad Expeditions Ventures to Russian Far East & Bering Sea

Arctic polar bears

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet.  The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class…

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AdventureSmith Explorations to Showcase Polar Bears and Northern Lights

spitsbergen polar bears

Polar bears and Northern Lights are two of many reasons travelers dream of exploring the Arctic. There’s also the fascination of skyscraper-high glaciers, cavorting whales and following in the footsteps of intrepid explorers. The Arctic that begins on many bucket lists becomes reality with AdventureSmith Explorations’ new and expanded 2018 menu of small-ship voyages and overland journeys into the frozen…

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Poseidon Gets a Jump on 2019-2010 Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Seasons

Poseidon Expeditions Antarctica

Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises, has a jump on the 2019 and 2020 seasons with new destinations, additional departures of favorite journeys and if booked by Nov. 1, 2018, discounts of up to 15 percent on most itineraries. The company maintains two vessels, the 114-guest Sea Spirit, recently fully refurbished, and the 128-guest 50 Years…

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The Arctic is Now Open for Independent Travel

Book Lapland snowshoes

Having long been a destination of mystery and adventure, the Arctic has in the past been a destination reserved for the specialist adventurer or the wealthy. However, with the launch of Book Lapland, the Arctic region is now open for independent travelers with a new simple booking window to activities across Lapland. Book Lapland is working with activity providers across…

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers West Greenland and Disko Bay Cruises

Greenland

Poseidon Expeditions is picking up 70 percent of the costs of roundtrip air from Iceland’s Reykjavik to the port of embarkation in Greenland for its May 30-June 6, 2018, eight-day West Greenland & Disko Bay expedition voyage of the far north. The value of the roundtrip air is $1,410 per person. Guests booking cabins on Poseidon Expeditions’ polar cruising star,…

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Arctic Icebreaker Experience Launched by Off the Map Travel

Arctic Explorer ship

This winter passengers can follow in the footsteps of the great Arctic adventurers and set sail aboard the Arctic Explorer in Northern Sweden, an icebreaker vessel that can cut through ice more than a foot and a half thick, before walking on the frozen sea and taking a dip in the sea to complete this unforgettable Arctic adventure. Offered for…

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