Those who have been dreaming of travelling to far-off places and explore beyond the ordinary, National Geographic Expeditions is set to make their dream come true by introducing a whole new-series of offbeat travel experiences.
In line with their National Geographic Expeditions quintessence of ‘Why travel, when you can explore’, these expeditions claim to help travellers gain access to people and places and get enriched by the knowledge of experts from the field.
These expeditions also encourages travelers to give feedback and ideas that support NatGeo’s efforts to increase global understanding through exploration, education and scientific research.
Spitsbergen, Antarctica and Greenland are three polar expeditions that cover off-beat territory. Ice-covered landscapes, rugged and remote; these locations can be accessed with ships even, cruise-liners.
The Antarctica adventure can be reached through Ponant, which has a modern fleet of small environment friendly expedition ships that are designed to sail distant seas in comfort and safety. From moors scattered with moss and lichen, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Falkland Islands to glaciers and snow-capped mountains in the South Orkney Islands, NatGeo Antarctica itinerary has it all.
On the borders of inhabited lands, at high northern latitudes, where the sun merely brushes the horizon during the short austral summer, sail to Spitsbergen, Norway to encounter the lord of the sea ice: the polar bear.
With roughly eighty percent of its surface covered in ice, Greenland is a living laboratory of geologic forces—a place where enormous icebergs drift through glittering fjords and Inuit communities carve out an intrepid lifestyle amid a wilderness of rock and ice.
These expeditions to the most remotest corners of the world can now be experienced and travelled to without experiencing the hardships of yesteryear.