Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Gap's Late Season Arctic Expeditions

July may be the most popular month to cruise to the Arctic, but Gap Adventures is advising travellers to think again and consider journeying later in the season to see some stunning sights.

The leading adventure tour operator advises that while the daylight hours may be shorter, the sunsets and sunrises more than compensate for this, with lengthy displays overflowing with golds, pinks and purples – all reflected in the ice fields and the alpine mountain tops.


Meanwhile, the sight of the stars in the long clear nights is a magnificent display, only enhanced by the chance to see the Aurora Borealis. - a truly unforgettable experience that can only be witnessed towards the end of the Arctic cruise season.

With Gap Adventures’ industry-first 100% bear-guarantee, travellers at the end of the season can also be confident the wildlife will live up to mid-season voyages. The company has such confidence in its Expedition Team’s ability to locate polar bears that it now guarantees at least one of our planet’s largest land predators will be spotted during each of its Arctic adventures.


Realm of the Polar Bear

Now: £2,730pp for a category 3 twin cabin (was £3,639; save 25% on this departure;Trip Code: XVRPNX)

Departs: August 7; Highlights: Spot whales and polar bears, explore incredible scenery, brave the Arctic waters swimming, encounter Ny-Ă…lesund birdlife and glaciers, discover breathtaking ice-covered fjords and glimpse herds of Svalbard’s many species of reindeer.

Price includes seven nights onboard the M/S Expedition, all meals, Zodiac excursions with expert expedition team, lecture and educational programmes, Longyearbyen airport transfers depending on passenger flight details, live evening entertainment, waterproof boots and Arctic destination guide.


For more info, visit
www.gapadventures.com or contact the UKL's leading adventure-cruise experts, The Cruise Line Ltd.