Norway: An extreme Arctic adventure
Ever think of snowmobiling on glaciers past frozen fjords, dog-sledding to an ice cave and spending the night in an old Dutch schooner that's stuck in the ice? A travel company called Red Savannah offers a tailor-made trip to Norway's northernmost Arctic area that takes things to extremes -- in a good way.
The itinerary for the trip to the Svalbard Archipelago can be as remote as you'd like. The idea is to see walrus and reindeer, fjords and mountains, and explore a pristine part of Norway about 600 miles from the North Pole. The company's sample itinerary includes arriving in Oslo, flying to Lonyearbyen and then snowmobiling (you'll be trained and outfitted with gear) to places like Barentsburg, an old Russian coal mining town now abandoned, and Isfjord. And you can opt to mush to an ice cave with a team of huskies too. Company founder George Morgan-Grenville wrote this firsthand account of his Arctic experience.
When: Dates and activities are arranged for each trip.
Price: $6,262 per person, based on a party of four, each with individual snowmobiles. It includes accommodations, guides, most meals, snowmobiling and dog-sled training, gear and round-trip London-Oslo flights. International airfare to and from London is extra.
Info: Red Savannah; e-mail email@example.com; (855) 468-5555