Safaris, nature trips, kayaking, all these may have been the best adventure experiences at one time or another but times have changed. For a real adventure, you can now explore ‘no man’s land’ and what better place to start than somewhere in the Arctic? Thanks to technology, one can now take a trip to these once ‘forgotten’ lands and enjoy nature in its purest form.
Cruises on one of the high tech ships are bound to be a unique experience. Depending where the cruise ship takes you, you will be able to enjoy interaction with some of the world’s greatest mammals. One of the favourites among the Antarctic cruises is a trip to the Falkland Islands which are considered to be as rich as the Galapagos Islands. Completely unique and diverse ecosystems can be found on this unique voyage including the rare macaroni penguin, nestling albatrosses, sea lions, elephant seals and fur seals. Historical places like the Shackleton’s grave as well as a whaling station are worth visiting.
The heavily iced area of Antarctica with its Weddell Sea is one of those places that humans seldom set foot on. Visitors can have a true experience of the purity of ice as they admire the icebergs formed by the clearest water on the planet. Huge penguin colonies, seals, a visit to some research stations and a glimpse of the exotic Weddell leopard are all part of the itinerary for this trip.
Literally be on top of the world and take a trip to the North Pole where there is no land, only ever shifting ice. The experience of standing on 90° North with the world beneath is something each visitor describes differently. Part of adventure is witnessing the icebreaker ship make its way stubbornly through three meters of ice. Feel like the main attraction as polar bears stare at the ship like it was from another planet while arctic birds and walruses fly above.
Feel like you are coming out of a fairytale with a visit to Greenland and its icebergs and glaciers. The country is home to indigenous people and offers a unique cultural experience. With its scenic bays, colourful Inuit houses and adventure waiting around every corner, Greenland is a an amazing destination worth visiting.
The Arctic can be the last resort for those who are tired of traditional adventure tours. Whether you choose to be on top or at the bottom of the world, adventure is just waiting to happen.