Top 10 Polar Exploration Vacations - Other
Rug up warm and pack your fortitude for these remote and icy places around the world. Take in the remote channels of South America, helicopter across ice fields in Alaska or ski through Norway.
- Beagle Channel, South America
The Beagle Channel is a strait separating the 400 islands of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, in extreme southern South America. Sea lions, penguins and glaciers grace the shores and islands.
- Watch the Northern Lights, Norway
The picturesque Norwegian town of Tromsv is the best place in Scandinavia to watch this spectacular phenomenon. The effect of glowing red, green and blue neon flames wave back and forth in the sky.
- Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and Chile
This is the world’s southernmost national park and a coastal world full of stunning fjords and seascapes. You can fish, kayak, hike or view the maritime wildlife including beavers, seals and walruses.
- Helicopter flight, Juneau Ice Field, Alaska
Take a scenic flight over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the 1500 square mile Juneau Icefield. Marvel at the blue spires and deep crevices and land on the glacier for a closer look.
- Ice trekking, Patagonia, Argentina
Feel the crunch of a glacier beneath your feet or climb a remote mountain peak in this remote region.
- Cross-country Skiing, Norway
Pack your mittens for the 44 miles of floodlighted trails around Tromso. The region boats mountains, fjords and islands in all directions. If it gets too cold head back into town and warm up at the World’s Northernmost brewery.
- Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Russia
These are the highest mountains on the peninsula and the sun never sets and the ice never melts in this part of the world. Hikers will enjoy the rivers, semi-precious minerals to be found, ice fields, snowfields and glaciers.
- Chukchi Peninsula, Russia
Explore the arctic Chukchi Peninsula and thousands of miles of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and unique indigenous cultures.
- Franz Josef Land, Russia
You can’t picture a more remote spot than this largely uninhabited archipelago of Franz Josef Land lying 621 miles from the North Pole. Access to the islands is limited to ships for only a few weeks a year for good reason as the sea is a loosely packed mosaic of ice. The islands themselves are locked in permanent winter but wildlife is abundant and consists mostly of Walrus, Arctic foxes and Polar Bears.
- Chukotka Peninsula, Russia
This is the most northeasterly point of Russia and an environment both rugged, unique and rich in culture. Visit villages on the shores that claim ethnic kinship to Eskimos in Alaska and tribes that hunt walrus, whales and other sea creatures. An archaeological site, Whale Bone Alley, runs along the shore for miles.