It’s far from smooth sailing, but the epic journey to the North pole is richly rewarding. Those who make it join a select group of travellers who can say they’ve experienced 90 degrees North.
Most people wouldn’t put a week-long midsummer holiday where the weather was grey and dull in their top three holidays ever. But that was what happened when I travelled to the Arctic with Quark Expeditions.
“Take this,” a friend had said, thrusting a book into my hand the day before I was due to leave. “You’ll need a good book for a cruise.” By the end of the week I hadn’t even thumbed the first page.