Category: Arctic

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

Hotels can no longer be defined only by the amenities they provide, it has become essential to have a theme,or a place with character which defines it. Business and casual travelers alike would prefer staying at a place with history, a back story or even something as simple as furniture which defines the place. With […]

The world's biggest snowball fight!

The world’s biggest snowball fight!

The Quebec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th year , is asking Quebec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight. The goal is 6,000 participants. If you feel like going along, the even will be held on 1st February – the first Saturday of the carnival, from noon to 4.00 pm, on the Plains […]

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Top 6 activities in the extremes

Some people will go to the ends of the earth for a bit of adventure! Although still considered somewhat off the beaten track, the polar regions and surrounding areas are fast becoming bucket list contenders for many travellers. And if travelling to these destinations wasn’t enough of a luxury in itself, there is plenty to do […]

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

Specialist small ship cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, invites wildlife lovers, keen photographers and those with a taste for adventure to follow in the wake of the great Arctic explorers on its Northwest Passage expedition on board the impressive, ice-strengthened vessel, the Akademik Ioffe. Pods of orca, beluga and the occasional bowhead whale, rafts of […]

The luxury sport of ice golf

The luxury sport of ice golf

Statistics say that more than 60 million people in the world have tried to play golf. What do you think how many of them tried to play snow golf? That’s right, not too much. Snow golf is much more rare and unusual kind of sport. Here the green grass is white snow, the balls are […]

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

The most expensive stag weekend in the world

Waking up to clear blue skies, icy breaths of wind and sunshine that has not left the sky since early April, when it rose for the first time this year. You wonder for a brief moment where you are and then are hit with the memories of yesterday. The helicopter drop-off, strapping on your skies, […]

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Travel your passions with Excursionist!

Excursionist.com is a new members only site that connects travelers with their passions by providing a menu of curated and expert-led trips around the world. Excursionist offers hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences across 40 passion areas, making it easier than ever to plan unique excursions based on your personal interests. Whether you want to trek across Greenland with […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

Hotel Ranga in Sudurlandsvegur, Iceland, a member of Special Hotels of the World, has been recommended by The Sunday Times as the best hotel in the world from which to view the northern lights. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora borealis, are one of Hotel Ranga’s biggest attractions and can be best seen […]

Answer the call of the wild

Answer the call of the wild

Heed the call of the wild and experience America’s last frontier. The sheer grandeur of Alaskan vistas will ignite your imagination. Cruise through sparkling fjords or journey inland and catch a glimpse of wild brown bears fishing for giant salmon. Hike through glacial rainforests or take an exhilarating dogsled ride. If you’ve dreamed of wandering […]

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

Experience a spectacular Norwegian coastal voyage aboard Hurtigruten. Known internationally as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage”, this enchanting vacation showcases Norway’s dazzling scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, bustling villages and picturesque towns. Winter may be the most special time to experience the Norwegian Coastal voyage – a hidden gem. A truly spectacular time to see […]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Pole positions with Silversea

Pole positions with Silversea

Follow in the wake of Scott and Nansen by booking a cruise on the new Silversea expedition ship, Prince Albert II. This state-of-the-art vessel set off for the Arctic last month but will head to the opposite pole later in the year for the summer in the far south.   Luxury on board combines with […]

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Last year Norwegian Coastal Voyage Inc. changed its name to Hurtigruten to reflect their new global identity. What started as the world’s most beautiful voyage along the Norwegian coast has expanded to incredible journeys to the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica, and even an incredible 67-day Arctic to Antarctic voyage. Visit their site to learn more.

Book early for discounts on Greenland voyages

Book early for discounts on Greenland voyages

Hurtigruten – formerly known as Norwegian Coastal Voyage – is offering incentives on visits to Greenland, a place that I myself would love to return to one day. Book any Greenland voyage with them before 31st January 2008 and receive $500 off on suites and $350 on other state rooms. Choose from their fantastic selection […]

Luxury hotels in Greenland? Yes, they do exist!

Luxury hotels in Greenland? Yes, they do exist!

Greenland is one of the few places that I can tell people I’ve been to and  be quietly confident that they probably haven’t. It rarely gets covered in the travel press, so a recent mention on MSNBC naturally caught my eye. With doubles starting from $270 a night at Ilulissat’s four star Hotel Arctic, this […]

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