Plan a Road Trip  
Where to Stay  
Ask a Question  Log In

Arctic Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2014
Fjords and Arctic Circle  (2 Answers)

What is the best way of travelling round the Norwegian Fjords and the artic circle on a budget?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Hotels in Arctic  (4 Answers)

What hotels is there

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2013
Liveable?  (7 Answers)

I would like to visit the coldest place on earth. I've heard it was Resolute, Canada. Anyone know anything about this?

I have no idea how I would travel there, so I could use advice and travel tips.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2013
Where can I see Icebears ?  (7 Answers)

Where in the Arctic can I see Icebears?
I think about going on Hurtigruten next winter, so are they coming to a place somewhere in winter-norway ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2013
nordic lights ?  (4 Answers)

Can anybody tell me where and when is it best to see the nordic light ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2012
Specific types of boots to wear for zodiac landings  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting Svalbard/Arctic in July and my cruise operator does not provide wellington boots for the zodiac landings (small cruise ship). I have looked at many forums and generally, people recommend waterproof knee-high gumboots or wellingtons, and some suggest the arctic sport hi cut muck boot which is the most expensive by far but technically impressive. It also seems risky ordering through the internet when I am not sure if the size fits me or not (I am usually a Women's size 6/37).

Can anyone help me here (what is your arctic/antarctic experience with wearing gumboots/arctic muck boots - is it necessary) - there are quite a few types of gumboots/wellingtons around. Some can be purchased straight from Kmart/hardware and garden shops, and others from industrial workwear stores. What types/brands of gumboots would you suggest as being the most appropriate for arctic conditions and zodiac landings?

Thanks so much in advance for your advice!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2011
chances to travel cheap and see the norther lights next friday  (3 Answers)

Hi everybody, I'm trying to prepare a trip in the last minute to see the aurora borealis. It must be un express trip! from friday 9 to saturday 10 dicember, only spending one night to try to see the norther lights. Do you think it is possible? does anyone know if there are a lot of norther lights at this moment? Is it possible to see them near Oslo? or is it easy to move from Oslo to somewhere we can see them?
There are a lot of questions and a few time, I will be grateful with any help information.

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2011
A Canadian north/arctic adventure?  (8 Answers)

I suddenly mused that it might/should be more interesting to check out the Canadian North, the Inuits etc instead of checking out Jasper after Banff (which didn't impress me) and came across this website upon googling for infor on it: //pdfs/2011-Canada-and-the-North.pdf

The only option for me now, with the time frame I have and really stretching it, is: "Into the Northwest Passage" from Aug. 18 - Sept. 1, 2011 since I have to fly back to KUL via NRT from YEG/YVR Sept 8 (since my Japanese transit visa expires Set 9 and I have been assured by the Japanese Consulate in Calgary that I won't be allowed to transit via NRT if I were to fly into it at a later date, say Sept 20?).

So, it costs a bomb but what the hell? I might drop dead tomorrow and my beneficiaries will enjoy whatever savings/insurance I have! But can anyone suggest/recommend a shorter (say 1 week)/cheaper package/way to explore this part of the globe without burning a hole in my bank account, lest I live till 99! ;-)

Appreciate your input/suggestions/advice :-) Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2011
Retiring to Alert  (13 Answers)

I am planning to retire and move to Alert on Ellesemere Island. Can anyone tell me how I would go about setting up a visit or getting more information on the type of housing available, etc....

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2011
London to Arctic Circle  (4 Answers)

We want to travel to either Norway/Finland or Sweden this winter to hopefully see the Northern Lights. Can anyone advise if we can fly direct from London (it's just for a weekend) and whether it's best to travel independently or just book a package?

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2011
Accommodation in Nuuk, Greenland

Looking for a nice and peacefull b&b in Nuuk. Hotel prices are too high, apartments also. Recommendations anybody?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2009
Aurora Borealis  (6 Answers)


I am looking for advice on where to see Aurora Borealis. I am mainly willing to go there for Photography purposes and great life experience.
I had been cheking NASA results and it seems that the best area is the one called Taymyria north siberia. Cities like Dikson or Bolshevik Island. Althought this seem to be quite a difficult areas to reach.
Any good advices? Anybody willing to join? Any other good area not so difficult to arrive?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2009
Iceland tour with Collette or Gate 1 travel  (1 Answer)

I wan to go to Iceland in 2010, but cant decide on weather to go with Collette vacations or Gate 1 travel. Any advice???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2009
Need Suggestions and Female Roomate who is Interested in Visiting Arctic  (3 Answers)

I am interested in visiting the Arctic but the cruises have really been expensive, (starting around10,000). I have been to the Anarctica and now want to see Arctic and Polar Bears. Expedition Trips advertised 50% for one day and then it disappeared so I am not for sure if the special is still on. Also, I need to find another female who might be interested in sharing a room on the cruise ship. Being from Texas, I don't ever get a chance to Dog Sled so I thought that might be fun also. I have found some dog sledding tours for 7 days but that might be too much for this Texan. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. Sue

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2008
Iceland  (2 Answers)

I have been considering Iceland as a holiday destination for a while; when would be the best time of year to go?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2008
Alaska Bound

We are planning on heading north from Vancouver, BC to Anchorage the end of May. We have never travelled this before and will be taking a class A motorhome.
Can anyone give us tips on travel, rv sites, things to see and do? Any and all information will be appreciated. Thanks to those who reply

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2007
What Jacket Should We Buy?  (3 Answers)

What jacket do you recommend for warmth, wind protection and waterproof? Is there any style or manufacturer that is best for outdoor evening photography? We won' be doing any hiking. Just standing in the cold!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2007
arctic  (1 Answer)

what icebreaker for the north you recommend me?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2007
Guess on flights between Iceland and Greenland next May/June  (1 Answer)

Based on previous experience what flights do you think 'might' exist between Iceland and Greenland late May or early June of next year?

Are the days of travel usually pretty consistent?

We would like to have a quick side trip from Iceland to Greenland...any suggestions would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2007
From Ivano to Tromsoe or Alta or Northcape  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

I am trying to get to Tromsoe/Alta or Northcape from Ivalo or Rovaniemi. Any idea on what's the best way to get there? It doesn't look like they are any flights on this route so I am wondering how long it takes to drive there or is there a possibility to take the train and how long would that take.
You recommendation would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2007
looking to visit iceland  (1 Answer)

looking for a few guy guys looking for an adventure
of a lifetime to visit and explore iceland over july/ june / aug time.
Trekking, mountain bikeing and driving around the country, camping and
just rough ridiing it.
My plan just buy plane tikets and back pack around, no concrete plans.
hola back

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2007
Photo Opps  (3 Answers)


I really want to take a photography holiday to the Arctic Circle. I'm not exactly where to enter the circle for the desired results. I am a budget-minded traveler. I wish to photograph the landscapes and artic animals inhabiting the arctic circle. I am particularly interested in photographing the polar bears. Is it better to travel there from Greenland or Norway than Alaska? I know that the Europeans have the largest population of polar bears. From what I've heard on the news lately about the Canadian Arctic Circle losing thousands of the polar bear population due to global warming, I don't anticipate that being a good choice. I have found it difficult to get the information needed to travel to the Alaskan Arctic Circle. It seems that everyone wants to sell their adventure-guided tours in Alaska. This definitely isn't the way a budget-minded traveler takes in their vacations. Is it really necessary to have a guide while traveling to the arctic circle? I would definitely like to hear from those who have done what I intend to. What is the best route to get me there? I really don't need to spend too much time in the arctic circle. I'm assuming 3-4 days will be sufficient for the photography. I also need to know when to arrive for the best possibility of seeing the wildlife I'm interested in photographing.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2006
Overnight stay  (3 Answers)

who does an overnight IGLOO stay in the Arctic Circle..preferably Canada??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2006
How to travel from US to Greenland?  (2 Answers)

I really want to visit Greenland in the future sometime but I don't know which is the best way of travel from the US. I've heard most flights leave from Iceland and Copenhagen but I haven't heard about flights from Canada. One site actually said in 2007, there may be a direct flight from Wash. DC. Could someone please tell me the best way to travel and an other information and traveler reviews on Greenland as well (if you've been there)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2006
USA to Russia  (3 Answers)

Me and one of my friends are on a road trip in The States until last December, we've bought a Chevrolet van, and instead of just taking a flight home, we've thought about driving through Canada, to Alaska and then take a ferry to Russia. Does anyone know if that is possible, and also if it is possible to transport a car from US to Russia and taking it cross-country, through Finland and down?
Any answer to clear my mind would be really nice!!

- Hani

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2006
Small group travel  (3 Answers)

Would someone please recommend a good small-group travel company? I would like to visit Nunavut especially.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2006
root to longyearbyen and polar circle  (3 Answers)


does anybody know a reasonable cruise to the longyearbyen region from bergen or somewhere else from norway... if yes, is it also possible to go by this in the mid of august? i could'nt find so far any, may be the season is not suitable... if it is, pls do notice me...

thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2006
Whale safari from Tromso

I am going on a cruise to Norway and the fjords in early July and one of the excursions on offer is a whale safari from Tromso. I would love to go on this but the price is expensive and I don't want to spend the money if there isn't much liklihood of seeing any whales in that part of the country in July. Grateful for any experiences/advice.... Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2006

Is anyone going on the "GAP" Svarlbard Archipelago trip on the Explorer June 8-22? I'd love to hear from you if you are!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2005
Getting to Greenland from Canada by sea  (3 Answers)

Does anybody know if there is a possible way to do this without paying a lot of money for a luxury cruise? I have gotten a lot of tips but I was hoping somebody actually knew of something that existed. Thanks.

1    2    Next   

Anyone can ask a
travel question.

Destination experts (like you!) provide amazing answers.

Readers "like" answers, and the best float to the top.

Change location:

© 2017   ·   View: Full | Mobile

Follow us:        
Travel Questions   ·   Destinations   ·   Plan a Road Trip   ·   Plan a Flight   ·   Where to Stay   ·   Login

About Us   ·   FAQ   ·   Feedback   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms of Service