Frozen World

The Polar Regions of the earth spend much of the year under thick ice.  Although Antarctica is a land mass, the Arctic is made up of floating ice.  In mid winter there the sun never rises and temperatures reach minus 50C. In summer the reverse happens, when ice melts and the sun is out at midnight!

Life has adapted as it does everywhere, to exist in frozen climates and indeed the people of these icy lands have inhabited places like Greenland, Russia, Canada and Lapland for many centuries.  Off the icy shorelines of polar regions wildlife such as Caribou, Polar Bears, Seals and Narwhals, Arctic Foxes, Whales and Penguins can be found.

Areas of snow and ice top most of the world’s mountains too, with places like Mount Rainier in America being so inhospitable you would think nothing grows there, but algae grow beneath the surface, supporting insect life and in some places such as the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya in Africa there are plants and animals living on the slopes.

The Andes in South America are often frozen but animals live here too – mammals protected by thick fleecy coats and plants that bury themselves for much of the year, the Llama family have been specially adapted and indigenous people of the region farm them for their wool and meat.

If you are up for adventure, there are lots of polar expeditions to be enjoyed – circumnavigate the Arctic Circle, join an Antarctic cruise or trek across the tundra of North America and Asia.  If you prefer more comfort in your white environment, book a winter sports trip or a visit to Lapland, staying in cosy chalets and mountain lodges.

If you enjoyed David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet series on BBC TV with it’s amazing photography and stunning coverage of the natural world that can be explored – ask me how to get you there!

Give me a call to put together a tailor made wildlife holiday to your own Frozen Planet!

…… Where in the world would you rather be?

 

 

The trip was amazing! Everything went smoothly - pre travel we received great service from Travel With Jules - Timely communication, great information. All worked well. Nellim Wilderness Lodge was amazing. The staff and the Nordic reps (Katie and Chloe) were fabulous with the children. If I had to pick two highlights it would be the Husky sledging and the Northern Lights.
Hogan Family – Lapland (Dec 2016)
December 27, 2016

Thank you again for your help and support with organising the trip. It truly was spectacular and such an amazing place. The aurora display we got on the 3 nights in Dawson was out of this world at times the entire sky was filled above us and no lens would have been wide enough to capture it
Yukon and Alaska – Mark Tolcher (Aug-Sept 2016)
October 5, 2016

Thank you so much for sorting this out - what a superb break. We are totally knackered now but a awesome getaway! Airline was great (Norwegian), overnight excursion with snow mobiles and dog sledding at Camp Tamok (stayed in Aurora cabin) was superb we really enjoyed it.
Rob & Rebecca – Norway (January 2016)
January 20, 2016

The trip was amazing and we got to see the Northern Lights on Saturday and Sunday nights so that’s a bonus right there! Everything went without a hitch and we are all very grateful for your professional organisation.
Alex, Jovi & John – Boys Holiday to Iceland! (January 2016)
January 13, 2016

Thank you for arranging Anita's special birthday treat holiday to Iceland - excellent service from Travel With Jules again - it was all wonderful! The waterfalls were particularly fantastic, the noise of the water, and the sheer beauty were breathtaking.
Jack & Anita Russell – Iceland (December 2015)
January 12, 2016

Nellim Wilderness Lodge was everything we wanted from this holiday and was worth the extra travelling to get to. We loved seeing the Northern lights and the husky team driving was a highlight for all the adults. The kids loved all the excursions and the lack of pressure on timings meant that we all enjoyed the holiday more.
Rutland Family – Santa’s Lapland (Dec 2015)
December 23, 2015

We got back from our holiday to Sweden yesterday and I just wanted to say thank you, it was great! The Tree Hotel was fabulous but it is a bit of a hike up hill in the dark on slippery walkways! Talking to the other guests, the blue cone room we had may not be a […]
Linda Bryceland – Sweden (February 2015)
February 17, 2015

I just wanted to drop you a note to say we had a fantastic time in Iceland, no northern lights as it snowed so much, but it didn’t detract from the great scenery, people and food! Hotel Ranga was first class in terms of service and setting, and Hotel Centrum in Reykjavik was so close […]
Bishop Family – Iceland (March 2014)
March 14, 2014

Wow, we had an amazing time in Canada! We mushed huskies and ski-dooed over frozen lakes in stunning blue skies and sunshine and saw the Northern Lights in the Yukon three nights in a row!
Julie & Chris Bartlett – Canada (Feb 2014)
March 18, 2014

I just wanted to say thanks for arranging our holiday to Finland, you came up trumps again! The resort had everything we wanted, as you had told us, so we were able to go skiing as well as all the excursions (dog sledding, snowmobiles) you booked for us. The snow and scenery were fantastic, just like the brochure, which was amazing. And it was VERY cold. Quite an experience. So thanks again for your patience, understanding and organisation. We will be back, so brace yourself!
Holland Family – Finland (Feb 2014)
March 12, 2014

We had a great time in Lapland and apart from no northern light sightings it lived up to expectations! The Nellim Wilderness Lodge was great and the apartment perfect for a family with the added bonus of our own private sauna. The staff were so friendly and relaxed which gave the hotel a wonderful warm […]
Ros Rayman – Lapland (Dec 13)
January 4, 2014

Our holiday was absolutely brilliant, thank you! I would recommend Nellim to anyone - they look after you brilliantly and we didn't want to leave.We saw the Northern Lights and loved the dog sledding and snow mobiles.
Hedditch Family – Helsinki & Lapland (Dec 2013)
January 4, 2014

We found Julie on line after reading that the Northern Lights were predicted to be exceptional in 2012 but didn't know how to book the best trip. She came up trumps with a snow shoeing holiday in Finland, good fun, active but not too challenging. The lights were spectacular and the eco camp a wonderful experience.
Mo Parker – Finland (March 2012)
April 3, 2012

We just returned from our second booking through Travel With Jules, where we visited Iceland and stayed in Reykjavik for a long weekend. We had a fantastic time and I would like to return next time with my children. Thank you Jules for organising another great trip … until the next one.
Carole & Andy – Iceland (Dec 2011)
January 6, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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