If Bruce Parry’s Arctic adventures have inspired you to explore the frozen north on your career break, but you want to make sure you leave behind a minimal environmental impact, then the following packages from responsibletravel.com are well worth a look.
Prices in the range start at £1,290 for an eight-day Arctic sailing voyage around Spitsbergren, which is only 600 miles from the North Pole. This trip is ideal for animal lovers as you will get to see polar bears as well as walruses, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes and Arctic seabirds.
Dedicated Arctic explorers can extend their trip up to a maximum of 16 days for a total price of £3,650. All prices include travel on a 100 year old schooner and all meals. Departure dates are available from June until October.
For the ultimate Arctic experience, there’s nowhere quite like Greenland, however. Responsible Travel has a trip of a lifetime to this remarkable country, which includes travelling by dog sled with native Inuits.
A traditional hunting society, they feed their families from the land, hunt Narwhal by kayak and harpoon, and refuse to use ski-doos or snowmobiles due to their environmental impact.
This 12-day tour costs £7,524 with departure dates on March 28 and April 7. For more information, visit: www.responsibletravel.com