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What is it like visiting Antarctica with YPT?

visiting Antarctica

What is it like visiting Antarctica with YPT? Young Pioneer Tours took ten travellers to the Frozen continent in December 2022. Their story is not of bravery, endurance and scorbies as were those of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton or Charcot. On the contrary, we experienced a “postcard trip”, with perfect weather, majestic landscapes, adorable penguins and […]

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22 Interesting Facts About Visiting Antarctica

22 interesting facts about visiting Antarctica

By Marshall Mayer and Morgan Bourven In December, YPT will take you back to the frozen continent. We have been running trips to Greenland and Svalbard in Arctic waters, but for anyone with an adventurous spirit, this Antarctica cruise is not to be missed. Here’s 22 reasons why. 1. Antarctica is not a UN recognized country. Technically […]

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Antarctica open to tourism – 2023 Travel Update

Antarctica open to tourism

Argentina have announced new procedures for letting visitors into the country, valid from November 1st, which by default means that Antarctica is now open to tourism.  This is obviously extremely exciting news and will mean our December departure to Antarctica will  now go ahead. What are the requirements to enter Argentina? To enter Argentina and […]

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The 10 best bars in the world to drink in before you die – 2023

best bars in the world

When it comes to the best bars in the world there are numerous lists out there. These tend to include places like Dubai, or other, well rather pretentious places. This is our list of the 10 best bars in the world t drink in before you die, for the adventurous traveler. Not all of these […]

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What’s it like to visit the North Pole?

visit the North Pole

What’s it like to visit the North Pole? While the north pole might concur up images of snow, Santa, Rudolph and the like, the reality is that the North Pole of lore more resembles Antarctica.  To read if Antarctica is a country click here. What is the North Pole? There are two poles on the […]

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What animals can you see in Svalbard?

What animals can you see in Svalbard

What animals can you see in Svalbard? This is pretty much the million dollar question, as well as one that often disappoints as much as it impresses people. Here there then is our guide to what animals you will certainly see in abundance, as well as ones you will see a bit less.  To read […]

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What is a Svalbard Cruise like?

Svalbard Cruise

Cruises and tourism in both Svalbard and the arctic have become big business. Formerly these inhospitable areas were the domain of whale hunters, coal miners and explorers, but in their wake tourists have replaced them. What is a Svalbard cruise like though? There are many answers to this, with no two ships, cruises, or indeed […]

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Ultimate Longyearbyen Guide 2023

Longyearbyen

Formally the domain of whalers and coal miners Svalbard and the wider artic region are now very much the domain of tourists. If you visit Svalbard then you will undoubtedly fly into the capital “city”of Longyearbyen. What though is its story? Here is the ultimate Longyearbyen guide!  What is Svalbard? We won’t go into too […]

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Grumant and Colesbukta the Soviet Ghost Towns

Soviet Ghost Towns

When it comes to Soviet ghost towns in Svalbard the most famous is Pyramiden, as well as the still functioning Barentsburg, but alas with sanctions these are VERY difficult to reach. It was these issues that led us to visit Grumant and Colesbukta on our recent tour to Svalbard. To read about our Svalbard tour […]

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Can you visit Pyramiden in 2023?

Pyramiden

There’s a decent chance you’ve never heard of Pyramiden, but if you have there’s also a decent chance you want to visit there. So, can you visit Pyramiden in 2023? Yes you can, but it is not easy and yes the war in Ukraine has affected things. What is Pyramiden? For the uninitiated Pyramiden is […]

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