Head north for a family summer holiday with a difference! Discover the stark beauty and rich wildlife of Spitsbergen as you travel by small expedition ship. Almost perpetual daylight allows you to make the most of the stark landscape of rolling ice-covered mountains. The sea is home to walrus, seals and whales but on land the polar bear is king. The chances of spotting this top carnivore are good – all from the safety of the ship or Zodiac inflatable boats. The whole family can feel like real polar explorers on the many shore landings – look out for Arctic foxes and reindeer.
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Spend Christmas with the family – or with a family of penguins! Heading south for winter delivers rich rewards – tabular icebergs the size of tower blocks, breaching whales and of course penguins – arguably the most endearing birds in the world. Follow in the footsteps of famous polar explorers and discover how they lived as you visit carefully preserved scientific research stations from yesteryear. Living on board a small expedition ship you can enjoy amazing views, attend on board lectures and experience the thrill of crossing the Drake Passage!
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By Louisa Richardson