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 […]For more information click this link: What is it like visiting Antarctica with YPT?
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 […]For more information click this link: 22 Interesting Facts About Visiting Antarctica
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 […]For more information click this link: Antarctica open to tourism – 2023 Travel Update
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 […]For more information click this link: The 10 best bars in the world to drink in before you die – 2023
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 […]For more information click this link: What’s it like to visit the North Pole?
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 […]For more information click this link: What animals can you see in Svalbard?
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 […]For more information click this link: What is a Svalbard Cruise like?
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 […]For more information click this link: Ultimate Longyearbyen Guide 2023
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 […]For more information click this link: Grumant and Colesbukta the Soviet Ghost Towns
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 […]For more information click this link: Can you visit Pyramiden in 2023?