Don’t Leave Home without Them
Exploring the Polar Regions will take you to some of the most extreme, remote and incredible places on the planet. The sheer wonder of waking up to the distinct crack of a calving iceberg, or greeting a friendly penguin outside your tent, or spotting a polar bear across an expanse of flowering tundra – these are the experiences that change travelers for life.
Mighty, fearsome Vikings come to mind when North Americans conjure up stereotypical Icelandic imagery. But Vikings aren't remembered with the same sense of awe in most of modern-day Iceland.
While the city of Reykjavik may easily compete with the best cities in the world for nightlife and great dining, a true adventurer travels the lesser-known, often more interesting spots – the secret hideaways only the most serious explorers venture into.
Although it may be hard to believe, the Northeast Passage is even more elusive for adventure travelers than the Northwest Passage.
Polar researchers and scientists with all types of specialities work across the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn more about these unique areas and their delicate ecosystems. Finding the funding to travel to the most remote places on earth is an ongoing challenge, though; often, individuals and institutions alike simply can't afford it.