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Polar for Families

Adventure abounds on the seas and ice of the poles

Pack your coats, as a polar trip is an icy experience that is sure to thrill the entire family. Sail along glacial inlets in either the Arctic or Antarctic and keep your eyes peeled for polar bears or penguin. Hiring a sailing vessel for exclusive use ensures that everyone will have front row views of dazzling icy expanses. If you’ve always dreamed of reaching the North Pole, the 50 Years of Victory is the expedition icebreaker that will take you all the way there.

In Iceland, you’ll have endless outdoor opportunities, including dog sledding, quad biking, hiking, horseback riding, glacier walks, waterfall and geyser visits, and even snorkelling or diving in the continental rift. Further north in the Arctic, from the safety of your ship’s deck, you may see polar bear hunting seals on the ice sheets and enormous ivory tusked walrus fighting for a spot!
 
Should you choose to go south, you can spend Christmas in Antarctica. Your journey will be on a luxurious cruise ship, with minke whale and orca pods swimming below, watching millions of penguin nesting on the rocky shores and 6 different species of blubbery seal that call these frigid vistas their home.
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Private boats
Charter a sailing boat and sail north with your family and crew into the land of the Midnight Sun, or south to the white desert of Antarctica. Private boats give you maximum flexibility in your itinerary, ensuring every member of your family get the most out of your voyage.
Recommendation:
Family Christmas Antarctic cruise
Spend your next family Christmas in the land of snow and ice, sailing south to the bottom of the world. Nothing beats an Antarctic cruise from Ushuaia, floating amongst the penguin and icebergs on your way to the White Desert.
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Adventures in Iceland
Endless outdoor activities await adventurers in the land of fire and ice. From quad biking over volcanic sand beaches and icy glacier walks to dog sledding and horseback riding, your family will bond while intrepidly exploring this North Atlantic island.
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North Pole Family Cruise
Cut through the frozen sheets of the north from the comfort of an authentic Russian icebreaker to the emptiest, loneliest, and coldest place on earth. When you arrive, you can revel with your family in the privilege of reaching one of the most remote locations on earth together.
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Noorderlicht
The Nooderlicht is an Edwardian two masted schooner which sails north from Norway into the Arctic Circle. Onboard you’ll feel like a true explorer, and if you feel like it, you are welcome to join the crew in sailing the ship.
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Hotel Ranga
Hotel Ranga is your Bond villain lair: a stuffed polar bear named Hrammur meets you in the lobby and there are glaciers, black sand beaches, and volcanoes in the surrounding landscapes. Here, we love the sense of isolation and the pristine wilderness.
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50 years of Victory
50 Years of Victory is the perfect vessel to cruise through the arctic waters. This remarkable ship, with its powerful engine, will take you straight to the North Pole! Ice isn’t a problem for this nuclear icebreaker – she’ll take you safely all the way to 90 degrees north.