Arctic travel is a dream come true for many, while the thought of a scientific expedition onboard an icebreaker may not appeal to all, gazing at polar bears and glaciers from the sumptuous surroundings of your own superyacht may sound much more attractive.
We have connected with EYOS expeditions, masters and experts with decades spent exploring the world’s most remote cruising areas. Their reassuring expertise and team of explorers are an asset to any vessel setting off into the wilderness, and are a perfect compliment to The Pelican Club’s planning and luxury service offering. Svalbard islands are a short flight from mainland Norway, but lay only 600 miles from the North Pole and are therefore the perfect place for discovering the beautiful nature and wildlife of the Arctic. Spring and summer are an exceptional time
to visit as these rugged shorelines come alive with wildlife.
‘It’s like being in a whole other world’ and gives you a chance to glimpse life at its most wild and tenacious. The Arctic is one of the last places we have yet to modify.
Luxury superyachts, with commercial ice-breaker hulls cruise deep into the pack ice so you can spot polar bears hunting and soaking up the summer sun with their cubs. To explore further you will glide through ice floes onboard Zodiacs to find walrus, go ashore on remote islands and kayak into hidden coves. Cruise spectacular fjords strewn with icebergs, and marvel at glaciers that tumble down to the sea against a backdrop of jagged mountains. All accompanied by your expert expedition leader, presenting and guiding you on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Observing this mesmerising landscape while living onboard an incredible yacht offers an unprecedented mix of luxury and adventure. Indoor-outdoor winter gardens with breathtaking, 360-degree views, and helipad for quick access all allow you to feel completely immersed in the landscape.
Travelling to the Arctic gives you a different perspective on life: an appreciation of how vulnerable the planet is, and how much the human race has a responsibility to take care of this for our grandchildren. It is a gift, a new way of thinking and living your life — it will change you.