The Arctic is probably the more accessible of the two, bearing place names that reveal the history of the region and the world-famous adventurers who’ve passed by. A rugged Antarctic expedition, on the other hand, is a more formidable prospect. Out here, your main companions are likely to be Weddell seals, whales and penguins, creatures that call the glacial terrain of the Last Continent home.
In both polar environments, it is the extremes that impress the most: 24-hour sunshine, serac falls of untold megatons of ice, polar auroras, awe-inspiring wildlife, sub-zero temperatures, and the fact that life can thrive in such conditions. Even getting here is part of the adventure. There are no budget flights around here. Instead, polar expedition cruises typically use ice-breaking expedition ships to access the remotest climes.
Raw, pure, stark, wild: this is planet earth at her most extreme.If you’re up for an adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth, a polar holiday is it. Discover our holidays in the Arctic and Antarctica below.