Like the idea of travelling to the polar regions but not sure where to start? Take a look at our selection of articles below to give you inspiration and to help you decide where to start your adventure.

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The Arctic vs Antarctica


If you're unsure as to which end of the Earth you should visit next, then read our quick Arctic vs Antarctica comparison. What you can expect to see in each place, as well as the best time to visit.

 
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Crossing the Polar Circle


Emma shares her story about her journey to cross the Antarctic Circle. From the people she met, the places she visited and the wildlife she photographed. Read on to find out what to expect on your own Polar Expedition Cruise.

 
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6 Types of Antarctic Penguin


Antarctic Penguin Types

Let’s be honest. A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica isn’t about the bragging rights or quenching the thirst of your inner explorer - it’s all about the penguins. 

 
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Solo Travel to Antarctica


If you’ve been dreaming of taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, but worry that travelling to Antarctica as a single traveller will be prohibitively expensive - we’ve got great news. Many companies don’t charge single supplements!

 
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Northern Lights Photography Tips


Northern Lights Photography

That moment when you see the Northern Lights in the Arctic for the first time is one you never forget. Learn how to take the best pictures of the swirling, dancing, racing colours for yourself.

 
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The 9 Greatest Polar Explorers


While the polar regions of the planet are more accessible than ever, the harsh landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica still have many secrets to divulge. Countless brave men and women led the way, forging a path of discovery. -Here's the nine greatest polar explorers in history.

 
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Everything You Need to Know About Antarctica Before Travelling There


Are you ready to have the most otherworldly trip of your life and share our lifelong infatuation with the Polar regions? Then without further ado, let us take you through the 10 things you need to know before embarking on your once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise!

 
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Everything You Need to Know About The Arctic Before Travelling There


The Arctic is a stunning ice-cold region in the northernmost part of our planet inhabited by indigenous arctic people called 'Inuits', but mostly admired for its incredible landscapes and extraordinary wildlife. - Want to see polar bears and Artic foxes? Click here to find out more about travelling to the Arctic!

 
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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.