Adventure travel specialist, Explore, has expanded its product offering with a collection featuring three new tours to The Arctic and selected Polar Voyages.
New for 2015/16 is the land-based, six day Polar Bears in Churchill, designed especially for polar bear enthusiasts.
This expedition provides an opportunity to admire polar bears up-close, from the comfort of a Tundra Buggy – a bespoke vehicle for polar bear viewing (like you didn’t know). You will travel alongside an experienced guide who will explain the bear’s behaviour and you might even be lucky enough to witness the wonder of the Northern Lights.
Commencing in October and November 2015, the tour costs from £3,559 per person to include accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a wildlife guide.
For those with more time, the new 14-day Across the Arctic Circle voyage follows the Vikings’ way from north-east Scotland to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago.
Take in the history and birdlife of the Orkney and Shetland islands; cross the Arctic Circle and follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coastline. Spitsbergen is home to walrus, reindeer and polar bear and boasts a stunning dramatic polar landcape.
Departing in June 2015, the tour costs from £4,200 per person to include accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a boat crew.
Alternatively, the ten day Iceland and Northwest Spitsbergen expedition offers an unique insight to Iceland and Svalbard, Norway.
Travellers will encounter Arctic fox and seals; visit one of the most isolated islands in the world, Jan Mayen and cross the Barents Sea. You will also sail past Alkhornet, one of the most prominent bird cliffs home to Kittiwakes.
Commencing in July 2015, the tour costs from £3,507 per person to include accommodation, meals, transport and the services of a boat crew.
For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 875 1895. Note, flights are not included but can be arranged through Explore.