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Scandinavia, Russia,
Arctic & Antarctica
Tours, Treks, Voyages & Expeditions 2011/12




 Scandinavia, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan & Antarctica
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hurtigruten     8
 Where do you want to be?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Iceland    12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Faroe Islands, Orkney & Shetland      13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Greenland     14
               Draw a line along the 50th parallel north and         is threatened due to the melting ice. You may also               People are friendly and hospitable, always more
               look at everything above – that is our specialist     encounter lynx, lemmings, brown bears, muskox,                   so in summer than in winter, simply because it                                                                                                                                             Svalbard & the North Pole     15
               region. At 50 Degrees North we have developed         reindeer, wolves and wolverines in the expanses                  takes more to reach a heart with clothes on. The                                                                                                                                          Voyages in the High Arctic     16
               an exceptional concept specialising in this           of pine and birch forests. In spring a blanket of                far north is inhabited by minority groups that have
               unique, beautiful and sometimes extremely             colourful wildflowers stretch across meadows                     a great say in their independency and autonomy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Finland    18
               remote area of the world. It is an area of distinct   and fields. Wild berries and wild mushrooms of                   These are the Inuit of Greenland & Canada, the                                                                                                                                                       Russia & Siberia    20
               seasons where light plays a more significant part     various kinds are abundant. Rivers are crystal                   Sami people of northern Scandinavia, Finland &
               of life than anywhere else. It is a region where      clear and full of rainbow trout and salmon, who                  Russia, the Mongols, and the various indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mongolia     21
               they have a public holiday on the day the sun         after time at sea detect their river of birth by a               groups of Siberia. Although research and evidence                                                                                                                                                               Japan    22
               re-emerges back over the horizon after a long         remarkably developed sense of smell.                             is not necessarily conclusive it is widely believed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      China    23
               winter; it is where the northern light will throw                                                                      that the indigenous groups inhabiting the region
               waves of purple and green light across the sky in                                                                      above the Arctic Circle (66° north latitude) are                                                                                                                                                   Antarctic voyages     26
               an incredible spectacle; and it is where you can      The 50th parallel travels through the northern                   closely related in customs, language and DNA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Antarctic Interior   28
               enjoy 24 hour sunlight.                               part of mainland Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan,
                                                                     Mongolia, China and Canada. 50 Degrees North                     There is nowhere like it. Set fire to your senses,                                                                                                                          Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Centennial       29
               In this northern region of our earth we also find     is where mainland Europe ends and Northern                       join us 50 Degrees North and go further...                                                                                                                                                           Family Holidays     30
               unique wildlife and flora. The king of the forests,   Europe starts; it is where the Central Asian
               the awe-inspiring moose, lives here, and so           deserts meet the deep forests of the Siberian                    Tietse Stelma                                                                                                                                                                           Special Interest - Real Food     31
               does the myth-like Polar bear, whose fascinating      taiga and where Canada freezes over.                             Director - 50 Degrees North                                                                                                                                                             Special Interest - Go Fishing    32
               habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tour & expedition grading      34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How to book - it is simple!    35
                                                                                                                                                                                                Polar History
 Front cover photo: VisitFaroeIslands.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                Over the centuries the north has brought to life some of the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                greatest explorers. Research suggests Norsemen had settlements
                                                                                                                                                                                                in America (‘Vinland’ – New Foundland) 500 years before
                                                                                                                                                                                                Columbus reached its shores. Other Norse explorers reached as
                                                                                                                                                                                                far as Constantinople (toady’s Istanbul) in their famous ‘Viking’
                                                                                                                                                                                                longships. Norwegians were the first to travel the Northwest
                                                                                                                                                                                                Passage in the early 20th century. They were the first to reach the
                                                                                                                                                                                                South Pole in 1911. Swedish explorers travelled through Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                Asia and discovered the Trans-Himalayan range, and the sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                of the great Brahmaputra and Indus rivers. What inspired these
                                                                                                                                                                                                great explorers can only be incredible natural beauty, remote
                                                                                                                                                                                                wilderness, and a desire to explore it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                One of the visions of 50 Degrees North is to bring to life these
                                                                                                                                                                                                achievements and their importance to Arctic and Antarctic history
                                                                                                                                                                                                and research. It is to raise the flag of northern Polar history and its
                                                                                                                                                                                                importance to whom we are today.
Dog Sledding                                                                                 2
                                                                                   Helgelandskysten, Norway                                                Hot springs of Uunartoq, Greenland                                                                             Nansen across Greenland, 1888
Photo: Filippo Barbanera                                                           Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway                        Photo: Karsten Bidstrup                                                                                        Photo:Norwegian Polar History archive
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THE COMPANY & CREW                                                                                                                                                                 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM


 From Longyearbyen to Å, and Helsinki to Ulaanbaatar       Tietse Stelma - Founder                                    Valberg Lárusson - Web Development                              Sustainable Development                        “The Arctic Council was formally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 SIMPLE REASONS
 & Vladivostok, 50 Degrees North is about inspiration,                      Tietse, a Norwegian, joined the                            Valberg Lárusson, son of Lárus, son            Environmentally friendly and sustainable       established by way of the Ottawa                     TO TRAVEL WITH US:
 unparalleled experiences and personal achievements                         travel industry in the early 90’s and                      of Valberg from Húnavatnssýsla, is a           tourism is at the forefront of the             Declaration of 1996 as a high level
 undertaken beyond the 50th parallel north. Our                             established the China and Mongolia                         software developer from Iceland. After         50 Degrees North philosophy.Our                intergovernmental forum to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   True specialist destination knowledge
 product is high on quality, not for luxury standards,                      product for a major adventure tour                         setting the first non-stop sailing record      sustainable focus is perfectly matched         a means for promoting cooperation,
 but for the unique and groundbreaking focus.                               operator in Australia. He has also                         around Iceland, he migrated to Australia       with the region in which we operate. The       coordination and interaction among                   •   We partner only with the best suppliers
                                                                            headed up the global operations                            for fresh and bigger challenges. Valberg       area north of the 50th parallel comprises      the Arctic States, with the involvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   High quality travel experiences
 50 Degrees Northis a specialist travel company that       team for a second major tour operator to ensure high       is the main developer of our website.                           some of the last true wilderness on            of the Arctic Indigenous communities
 aims to give you a little more than just a holiday. We    class product delivery. With 20 years in the industry,                                                                     earth. We like to call it the last frontier    and other Arctic inhabitants on                      •   Value for money
 specialise regionally, as we believe it is not possible   Tietse has spent years exploring the extraordinary         Jan Ravnholt - Advisor                                          wherein some areas the development             common Arctic issues, in particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Expert local leaders
 to be good at everything. We also focus on offering       northern region, which he brings with him to assist                      Jan is the President of the Danish Club           of sustainable tourism infrastructure is       issues of sustainable development and
 the most enriching style of travel. Not necessarily       you in going further...                                                  of Melbourne, and has helped set up               still in its experimental stage. Our aim is    environmental protection in the Arctic.”             •   Great & unique overnight stays
 cheap, but rewarding, full of real life experiences and                                                                            Denmark House in Melbourne. He is                 to ensure that this development takes a                                                             •   Come home with something special
 with incredible value for money. Our knowledge and        Jayde Kincaid - Co-founder                                               also the General Consul of Denmark                sustainable path.                              Read more: http://arctic-council.org
 expertise will allow you to get deep under the skin of                     Jayde has been a tour leader in                         in Victoria, and has a keen interest                                                                                                                  •   Savour a unique region
 the northern region, and take home with you learning                       China, Europe and North Asia. Early                     in food and Nordic cuisine. Jan has               The Arctic Council                             Local Employment                                     •   Sustainable tourism
 and understanding that others will miss.                                   in life she learnt Japanese and has       joined 50 Degrees North as an advisor for our Real              We recognise the work done by the              50 Degrees North promotes partner-
                                                                            a strong affection for Japan. Jayde       Food program.                                                   Arctic Council, which eight members            ships with local businesses in the
 Our concept is about taking you off the main tourist                       has spent the past 15 years in                                                                            states are Canada, Russia, Norway,             destinations we travel rather using                  ...and, if you chose one of our
 track and out in those lesser known or accessible
 areas of the high north. Going that bit further does
                                                                            the outdoor education industry in         Hans-Jørgen Jahr - Graphic Design                               Denmark, Iceland, USA, Sweden and              international chain hotels or companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This also means that the people you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more hardy expeditions;
                                                           Australia, and has used her skill in education, training                    Hans is a freelance graphic designer,          Finland.
 not need to be strenuous, and it does not need to         and development to establish 50 Degrees North’s                             living in Melbourne. He is an active and                                                      meet on the ground are locals who
 be rough. Sleeping on a reindeer skin is comfortable      programs to be rewarding and of a superior quality.                         adventurous Norwegian who loves                                                               know their area better than anyone,                  •   Challenge yourself
 and warm; sipping a glass of iced aquavit in front of                                                                                 the sun and surf, snow and mountains,                                                         and can take you deep under the skin
 the camp fire is cosy; spending a night in a remote       Jan Wigsten - Local Partner                                                 on bike, board or foot. He also builds                                                        of their home country or region.
 Mongolian ‘ger’ is beautiful; and cruising among                           Jan is Swedish and our main contact                        guitars in his spare time.
 icebergs in search of polar bears under the midnight                       in Mongolia. He migrates to Mongolia                                                                                                                     Our Pledge
 sun is just an extraordinary experience that may not                       every summer, when operations                                                                                                                            50 Degrees North has pledged to
 be possible for much longer….                                              are in full swing, while in the winter                                                                                                                   donate a percentage of our annual
                                                                            months he is engaged in ecotourism                                                                                                                       profit to Arctic conservation efforts,
                                                                            advisory consulting, lending himself                                                                                                                     with particular emphasis on protecting
                                                           to communities, the Sami reindeer people of Sweden                                                                                                                        the habitat of the majestic Polar Bear
                                                           and other international funding agencies.                                                                                                                                 - the symbol of the Arctic with its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     content being a gauge of our success
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: Rinie van Meurs   in fighting dangerous climate change.




                                                                                      4                                                                                                                                                                                  5           Lavvo on the Finnmark mountain plateau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo: C.H./Innovation Norway
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 SCANDINAVIA
 (Norway, Denmark & Sweden)


Design-Right, Fjords & Wild Berries                     curving of the earth. Cliffs plummet more than 1000    Stockholm enjoying a sip of ice wine while you scan      mountain hut that appeared out of nowhere.             known attractions, to a hut to hut trek across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our tours in Scandinavia include:
Scandinavia is claimed by many to be the most           meters into the fjords with small mountain farms       across a tranquil and lushly green countryside. Frolic   Scandinavia is one of our favourite destinations,      spectacular mountain ranges. There is new            Touring & Cruising
beautiful region on earth, with the fjords of coastal   clinging to the mountainside. Enjoy the exciting and   through the back streets of Tromsø at 3 am when          as it combines a lively culture, modern design,        Nordic cuisine prepared by world leading chefs,      Treasures of Scandinavia & Finland - 14 day tour (easy)
Norway the jewel in the crown. Find yourself on a       modern cuisine of Scandinavia under the shades of      the sun is still on your face, or don your skis and go   old traditions, adventure and a magnificent            and there is rafting, kayaking and cod fishing off       See the main highlights of Scandinavia and Finland
cruise through the fjords, or traversing the mountain   a street side marquise in Copenhagen. Take a cruise    as far as you can see on pristine white snow, and        landscape.     Scandinavia offers something            the Lofoten islands. All under long light days of        on this all encompassing tour
plateaus on foot with vistas only limited by the        on the Göta Canal stretching from Gothenburg to        then enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the fire at a     for all travellers; from a leisurely coastal           summer, or accompanied by the spectacle of
                                                                                                                                                                        cruise combined with a tour of the most well           the northern light.                                  Fjords of Norway - 8 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Experience the scenic fjords and mountains of Norway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lofoten Aurora Borealis - 8 day sail cruise (moderate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sail among the spectacular island cliffs of Lofoten,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and witness the Northern Lights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Active
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Across Jotunheimen - 5 day trek (strenuous)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Trek across central Norway staying in mountain huts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mountain, Glacier, Valley & Fjord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 7 day trek (strenuous)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Experience the most spectacular glacier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        area of Norway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Highlights of Rondane - 7 day skiing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (moderate to strenuous)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ski through the Rondane National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Park in central Norway

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for more details.




 The Jostedals glacier                                                                                          The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway                     Evening in Denmark                                 Lysefjord, Norway
 Photo: Anders Gjengedal/Innovation Norway                                                                      Photo: Johan Berge/Innovation Norway                     Photo: Niels Thye                                  Photo: Per Eide/Innovation Norway

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                                                                                                                                                                                                EXPLORATORY VOYAGES
 NORWEGIAN COASTAL VOYAGES                                                                                                                                                                      ONBOARD M/S FRAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pearls of the Baltic Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11 day voyage taking in the highlights of the Baltic Sea
In cooperation with Hurtigruten, 50 Degrees North offers several cruise options along the                                                                                                      Hurtigruten’s M/S Fram and her skilled and knowledgeable crew offer a dazzling choice of            This voyage takes you to some of the most captivating destinations
beautiful Norwegian Coast, which can be combined with a number of land programs and                                                                                                            life changing experiences that take you into the heart of some of nature’s most spectacular         in Scandinavia and the Baltic. Visit charming Copenhagen and
excursions. With daily departures from Bergen year round, a selection of itineraries and                                                                                                       landscapes. These are regions where the people and the wildlife are unique.                         follow the trail of Hanseatic merchants, exploring some of the
several vessels to choose from there will be a Norway cruise to suit your taste, ensuring a                                                                                                                                                                                                        most fascinating cities in Northern Europe. Enjoy the slow sailing Photo: Hurtigruten
unique and memorable experience.                                                                                                                                                               Just as the original Fram was a ship that opened up the wonders of the world to men                 through the fascinating Kiel Canal, let yourself get charmed by the island of Bornholm, see
                                                                                                                                                                                               like Nansen, Amundsen and Sverdrup, let the M/S Fram expand your own horizons. We                   beautiful Stockholm and modern Helsinki before setting course for St Petersburg of Russia,
The Hurtigruten fleet on the Norwegian Coastal route consists of eleven ships operating                                                                                                        journey to some of the most ecologically fascinating and diverse landscapes on Earth, on            where you will have an overnight stay and plenty of time to take in the sights.
at any one time. On this page we present a taste of the many voyages on offer.                                                                                                                 voyages of discovery that take you into a world where the natural beauty is matched only
                                                                                                                                                                                               by the diversity of its remarkable cultures.                                                        ITINERARY
See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com, or contact us for more information and voyages.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Day 1 Embarkation in Oslo, Norway               Day 7    Tallinn, Estonia
                                                                                                                                                                                               Norwegian Highlights                                                                                Day 2 Copenhagen, Denmark                       Day 8    At sea
Classic Voyage North                                                                                                                                                                           11 days cruise through the fjords of southern Norway                                                Day 3 Baltic Sea                                Day 9    Gudhjem, Bornholm
7 days Bergen to Kirkenes                                                                                                                                                                      Join us as we celebrate Easter in the magnificent Norwegian fjords! Learn more about                Day 4 Helsinki, Finland                         Day 10   At sea
This classic 7-day voyage begins in Bergen and calls at all 34 ports as you make your                                                                                                          the Easter traditions of northern Europe and sample some of the Easter specialties, as              Day 5-6 St. Petersburg, Russia                  Day 11   Disembark in Oslo, Norway
fascinating journey north. After crossing the Arctic Circle, you’ll notice the landscape                                                                                                       you sail along Norway’s western coast. A land of breathtaking fjords, mythical creatures
change to suit the cooler climate before reaching your final destination, Kirkenes, a remote                                                                                                   and pristine natural beauty, Norway’s unique charm is also found among the tiny hillside
outpost of Northern Europe next to the Russian border.                                                                                                                                         villages and bustling cafés of its modern cities.                                                   Tale of two Ice Lands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   12 day cruise from the west coast of Greenland to scenic Iceland
HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                     ITINERARY                                                                                           This voyage takes you through the highlights of Disko Bay and on to the less visited
                                                                                                    Trollfjorden
 • See the beautiful UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord                                                   Photo: Hurtigruten                                                                         Day 1 Embarkation in Dover, UK                 Day 6 Flåm, Nærøyfjord and Gudvangen                 southern regions of Greenland. En route you will visit traditional Inuit communities and
   (departures between 15 April and 14 September)                                                                                                                                              Day 2 Cross the North Sea to Norway                   in Sognefjord                                 historic Viking settlements, the thriving Greenlandic capital of Nuuk, the impressive alpine
 • Sightsee in the colorful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund                                                                                                                                        Day 3 Stavanger                                Day 7 Ålesund and Geirangerfjord                     landscapes of southern Greenland, before sailing across the Denmark Strait to the volcanic
 • Cross the Arctic Circle                                                                         Classic Voyage South                                                                        Day 4 Lysefjord and Rosendal with              Day 8 Olden, Nordfjord and Hyenfjord                 island of Iceland.
 • Visit mainland Europe’s northernmost point, North Cape (optional excursion)                     6 days Kirkenes to Bergen                                                                          views of the famous walls of            Day 9 Bergen, the cultural capital
 • Explore the Capital of Arctic Norway, Tromsø                                                    Travel with Hurtigruten along the beautiful coast of Norway from Kirkenes to Bergen, and           Preikestolen                            Day 10 At sea                                        ITINERARY                                          M/S Fram - Suite balcony
 • Enjoy a wide selection of exciting excursions, including snowmobiling,                          get to experience the world´s most scenic sea voyage. The 6 day voyage south calls at       Day 5 Ulvik and Eidfjord in Hardangerfjord     Day 11 Disembark in Oslo                             Day 1 Embarkation in Kangerlussuaq                 Photo: Hurtigruten
   dog-sledging, Lofotr Viking feast and much, much more                                           over 30 ports, clinging close to the coast as you weave through the legendary Lofoten                                                                                                           Day 2 Qeqertarsuaq, on the volcanic
                                                                                                   Islands famous for stunning nature and idyllic fishing sites. Arriving in Bergen you have                                                                                                              island of Disko
ITINERARY                                          The Arctic Circle
                                                                                                   numerous possibilities to extend your holiday to see more of this spectacular country.                                                                                                          Day 3 Ilulissat and the Sermeq
Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen                        Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kujalleq Glacier
Day 2 Ålesund and Geirangerfjord                                                                   HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 4 Sisimiut
Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim                                                                  • Spend time in the world’s northernmost town, Hammerfest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 5 Nuuk, the country’s capital
                                                                                                   • Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands
Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
                                                                                                   • Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim
Day 5 Tromsø, Gate way to The Arctic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Day 6-8 Southern Greenland
                                                                                                   • Taste delicious seafood in the beautiful harbour town of Bergen
Day 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Day 9 Icebergs of Prince Christian Sound         Our vessel, the M/S Fram
                                                                                                   • Enjoy a wide selection of pre-bookable and exciting excursions
Day 7 Disembark in Kirkenes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Day 10 Crossing the Denmark Strait               M/S Fram was built in Italy in 2007 for
       (connected to Oslo by flight)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Day 11 Snaefellsnes Peninsula and                the purpose of exploratory cruising. She
                                                                                                    ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                              Grundarfjordur, Iceland                  has 128 comfortable twin and superior
                                                                                                    Day 1 Embarkation in Kirkenes                Day 4 Arctic Circle and Seven sisters                                                                                                             Day 12 Disembark in Reykjavik                    cabins, including a number of suites.
                                                                                                    Day 2 Hammerfest and Tromsø                  Day 5 Trondheim and Kristiansund                                                                                                                                                                   There is a glass-enclosed observation
                                                                                                           (option to visit the North Cape)      Day 6 Rocky Islands and                                                                                         M/S Fram in Arctic waters         See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com                    salon, excellent leisure facilities, including
                                                                                                    Day 3 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands               disembarkation in Bergen                                                                                           Photo: Hurtigruten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for more details and cruises.                    gym, sauna and heated Jacuzzis.
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Northern Lights over Tromsø, Norway
Photo: Bård Løken/Innovation Norway




                                                                  AHEAD OF OUR TIME
                                                                  FOR MORE THAN
                                                                  130 YEARS.
                                                                  SINCE NORWEGIAN SEA CAPTAIN HELLY JUELL HANSEN
                                                                  FIRST PRODUCED WATERPROOF OILSKINS FOR HIS
                                                                  CREW IN 1877, HELLY HANSEN HAS BEEN PROTECTING
                                                                  PROFESSIONALS WHO CHOOSE TO MAKE THEIR LIVING
                                                                  IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S HARSHEST ENVIRONMENTS.
                                                                  WHETHER ON THE OCEAN OR IN THE MOUNTAINS.

                                                                  HELLYHANSEN.COM.AU




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 ICELAND                                                                                                                                                                                       FAROE ISLANDS, ORKNEY & SHETLAND

Quirky, Magnificent & Pure                                       horse. Without boundaries on skill levels and experience,
                                                                                                                                    Our tours in Iceland include:                             Weather-Beaten,                      Only a short hop south are the       narrow fjords. Animal life is sparse,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our tours in Faroe Islands,
The Icelandic people were once some of the most daring           our tours, treks and active adventures in Iceland give you         Touring                                                   Sea-Birds & Norse                    distinct Islands of Shetland and     but there is a rich and varied bird     Orkney & Shetland include:
seafarers around. They made extended journeys in ‘Viking’        a powerful experience of the island’s natural beauty and           Kingdom of Volcanos and Glaciers                          Perched in the North Atlantic        Orkney. Mostly low-lying and         life, with seabird colonies hanging
long ships across the Atlantic discovering Greenland and         landscapes.                                                        - 5 day tour (moderate)                                   Ocean, only a short flight from      treeless, they are very similar      onto every cliff.                       Touring & Cruising
Vinland, today know as New Foundland. The country itself                                                                                                                                      mainland Europe, the jagged          in geology to the Faroe Islands.                                             Bird watching Faroe Islands - 6 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                        Travel across southern Iceland taking
is tiny, with a population of mere ¼ of a million. It offers     Our Icelandic partners have over 15 years experience in                                                                      cliffs of the Faroe Islands will     Shetland and Orkney are British      Our tours and adventures on the             See enormous colonies of sea birds hang onto the
                                                                                                                                        in the main natural highlights
incredible scenery and unparalleled geological attractions       organising the most rewarding and fun filled holidays.                                                                       take your breath away. This is a     rather than Nordic, however, ask     islands of the North Atlantic range         cliffs of the Faroe islands
that can bring a whole continent to a standstill.                                                                                   The Wonders of South Iceland                              true adventure destination, not      anyone about their origin and the    from comfortable sightseeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                North Atlantic Odyssey - Whale Safari & Summer Solstice
                                                                 See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.                    - 4 day luxury super jeep (easy)                          necessarily for the active nature    answer will more often than not      tours, food safaris, cruise stopovers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - 11 day cruise (easy)
You can chose a comfortable touring option or you can                                                                                   Go where others can not in a 4WD trip among           of a visit, but for the feeling of   be ‘Norse’.                          and cabin hire - or join us for an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Watch out for whales among the islands of the
go trekking, ice climbing, super-jeep riding, fly fishing (see                                                                          the glaciers and volcanoes of Iceland                 remoteness and isolation. To us,                                          out of the ordinary island hopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    North Atlantic
page 32) or jump on the back of the infamous Icelandic                                                                                                                                        the Faroe Islands are a hidden       These unique and remote isles of     experience.
                                                                                                                                    Highlights of Faroe Islands, Iceland & Greenland          secret not sought by many, and       the North Atlantic are of volcanic                                           Ultimate Orkney – 8 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                    - 11 day self guided tour (easy)                          spending time here will give you     origin where glaciers from the                                                   Join us in the archipelago of Orkney - a complex jigsaw
                                                                                                                                        Get a glimpse of the awesome islands of the           an unforgettable experience of       last ice age have transformed the                                                of land and water, and with a wealth of wildlife.
                                                                                                                                        North Atlantic                                        remote living at the edge of the     landscape to an archipelago with
                                                                                                                                                                                              open sea.                            high mountains, deep valleys and                                             Ultimate Shetland – 8 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The most comprehensive wildlife holiday visiting Mousa,
                                                                                                                                    Active                                                                                                                                                                          Noss, Yell, Unst, Fetlar and Northmavine.
                                                                                                                                    Vatnajökull Glacier Expedition
                                                                                                                                    - 9 day ski expedition (challenging)                                                                                                                                        ‘Up Helly Aa’ Fire Festival – 5 day festival tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                        Join a skiing expedition over one of Iceland’s                                                                                                                              Britain’s biggest fire festival and torchlight procession
                                                                                                                                        most spectacular glaciers                                                                                                                                                   takes place in Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January.

                                                                                                                                    Hiking at the End of the World - 5 day trek (strenuous)                                                                                                                     Active
                                                                                                                                        Hike through the magnificent landscapes                                                                                                                                 Hiking the Faroe Islands - 8 day hike (moderate to strenuous)
                                                                                                                                        of Iceland, ending each day in a hot spring                                                                                                                                 Take a hike across the cliff tops with endless
                                                                                                        Super jeep adventures                                                                                                                                                                                       views of the North Atlantic
                                                                                                 Photo: Icelandic Mountain Guides   See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FAROE ISLANDS



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NORWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SHETLAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ORKNEYS

 Laki, South Iceland                                                            Hot Springs                                                                                                    Cliffs of the Faroe Islands
 Photo: Icelandic Mountain Guides                                               Photo: Icelandic Mountain Guides                                                                               Photo: VisitFaroeIslands.com                                                                                                           SCOTLAND
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                                                                                                               Our tours in
 GREENLAND                                                                                                     Greenland include:                             SVALBARD & THE NORTH POLE
                                                                                                               Touring & Cruising
                                                                                                               Northeast Greenland - 13 day cruise (easy)                                                                                                                        Our tours on Svalbard include:
Adventure, Indigenous & Majestic                                                                                                                             Midnight Sun,                                             can also stay aboard the ice trapped 46 meters long
                                                                                                                  Voyage along the remote Greenland
Greenland, despite its name, is mostly covered by                                                                                                            Polar Bears & Pack Ice                                    two-mast schooner ‘Noorderlicht’ built in Flensburg,      Touring
an enormous white ice cap covering 1,710,000                                                                      coast with frequent shore landings                                                                   Germany in 1910.
                                                                                                                                                             Svalbard forms the northernmost part of Norway and                                                                  Encounter Spitsbergen - 7 day tour (moderate)
square kilometres making it the second largest                                                                                                               combines as a station for Arctic research, climatology,                                                                See azure blue glaciers, unspoilt scenery and Polar Bears
ice body in the world. The cap was first traversed                                                             Icebergs and Glaciers - 8 day tour (easy)                                                               Summer and winter are both excellent for visiting
                                                                                                                                                             and an adventure holiday destination. Dog sledding,
in 1888 by Norwegian explorer, zoologist and                                                                       Discover the magnificent nature of                                                                  Svalbard, each with their unique characteristics -
                                                                                                                                                             glaciers, boat cruising, polar bears, the midnight                                                                  Full Moon Winter Weekend Svalbard - 4 day stay (easy)
oceanographer Fridtjof Nansen. In 2010 Greenland                                                                   western Greenland                                                                                   summer in perpetuity of light, and winter with the
                                                                                                                                                             sun and the beautiful northern lights are highlights                                                                     Escape the heat and enjoy a unique winter weekend
closed the ice cap for the first time in known history                                                                                                       on your travel to Svalbard.                               amazing Aurora Borealis.                                       under the Aurora Borealis
for any expedition crew wanting to traverse it – all                                                           Treasures of Greenland - 12 day tour (easy)
due to the melting ice. However, Greenland has                                                                     Join an all encompassing, unique and                                                                The ultimate challenge
                                                                                                                                                             Our partners operate a unique hotel in the city                                                                     Active
far more to offer; from trekking in the southeast,                                                                 in-depth adventure through Greenland                                                                Take the ultimate challenge and embark on a ski
                                                                                                                                                             of Longyearbyen that has kept intact the trapper                                                                    Dogsled Expedition to Ship in the Ice
kayaking, and dog sledding, or just cruising along                                                                 from north to south                                                                                 journey for the last degree to the North Pole. Reaching
                                                                                                                                                             traditions of this remote outpost. With driftwood,                                                                  - 5 day adventure (moderate)
its magnificent coastline. You can join us for one or                                                                                                        old woodwork from Barentsburg, slate and                  the North Pole is a dream for some, and following             Treat yourself to a unique expedition staying
all of these experiences, either aboard one of our                                                             Active                                        sealskins as building materials, they have created        the deeds of Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and              aboard the SV Noorderlicht frozen in the Arctic ice
expedition cruise ships, or in the company of our                                                              Trekking in East Greenland                    a comfortable and pleasant arctic hotel for those         Robert Peary, inspires a desire to explore. The pack
experienced Greenlandic travel partners.                                                                       - 14 day trek (moderate to strenuous)         wishing to spend their holiday experience of their life   ice, the cold and the light are the same now as then.     See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.
                                                                                                                   A unique adventure on foot around the     up north, on Svalbard. During the winter months you       This kind of skiing expedition is on request, and only
Greenland’s Inuit population are exceedingly                                                                       exceptional beauty of Ammassalik island                                                             for the very fit and serious candidate.
hospitable to say the least. Travelling with
50 Degrees North you will have Inuit guides taking                                                             Greenland Winter Dog Sledding Adventure
you around. They will share tales and secrets                                                                  - 8 day dog sledding (strenuous)
of their homeland with you, as you cruise, tour,                                                                   The ultimate Greenland experience!
paddle or trek through the infinite expanses of the                                                            See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com
Greenland territory.                                                                                           for more details.




 Kayaking the traditional way                            Town of Uummannaq                                                                                    Noorderlicht frozen in the ice                                              Enjoying the Arctic view
 Photo: Isak Kleist                                      Photo: Jens Henrik Nybo                                                                              Photo: Ole Bernt Frøshaug/Basecamp Explorer                                 Photo: Rinie van Meurs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Our expedition voyages
 VOYAGES IN THE HIGH ARCTIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the Arctic include:
                                                                                                                                                                The voyages offered are in cooperation with
                                                                                                                                                     Oceanwide Expeditions, who are a full member of AECO.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cruises
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Our small-group expedition voyages in the Arctic allow passengers to enjoy the natural          board. Moreover, we can be flexible, easily changing the course of the vessel and have                                                                                                                                                                                    North Spitsbergen - 8 day cruise (easy)
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wildlife and scenery of some of the world’s most spectacular and pristine shorelines,           our inflatable Zodiacs ready in no time for cruises among ice-floes and local wildlife. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ave        Voyage north of Spitsbergen in
above and below the oceans. The North Atlantic & Arctic season between May and                  friendly and experienced expedition crew, most of who have been with us for many years,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ll eh                              comfort and style onboard our
September enables detailed exploration of the spectacular scenery with its fascinating          will be anxious to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with their guests. The reliable                                                                                                                                                Sti                              Beringhavet vessel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              expedition           Kamtsjatka
flora and fauna including Polar Bears, Musk Oxen, Walruses and a myriad of seabirds.            ice-strengthened vessels, completely rebuilt and renovated, allow us to navigate safely                                                                                                                               M/v Antarctic Dream -Twin cabin                                                           Okhotsk-
                                                                                                through pack-ice and occasional remote narrow waterways.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  South Spitsbergen Aurora Borealis havet
As the number of participants is limited to between 50 to 100 passengers, our expedition
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our vessels                                                                                                                Alaska-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - 8 day sail cruise (moderate)
vessels offer a friendly, intimate atmosphere. Accommodation and on-board-life is cosy          The itineraries include the rarely visited Scottish islands - Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland’s,                                                                                                                                           bukta Antarctic Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M/v                              Take a unique Arctic sailing cruise
and comfortable. Our voyages are primarily defined by an exploratory travel program,            the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, Spitsbergen, Greenland and Lofoten.                                                                                                                                                          Photo: David Fone Bering-    aboard the schooner SV Noorderlicht
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   stredet
spending as much time ashore as possible, combined with educational lectures on                 Many of the voyages include the option for diving and kayaking.                                               M/v Plancius                                                                                                                          USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                              M/v Plancius was built in 1976 as an                                                                                                                             Tsjuktsjer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Active
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alaska        havet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Around Spitsbergen Walking expedition
                                                                                                                                                                                                              oceanographic research vessel for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Royal Dutch Navy, and sailed for the Navy                                                                                                                             - 10 day cruise (easy with adventurous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vrangeløya

                                                                                                                                                                                                              until 2004. She was completely rebuilt                                                                                                                                options) Øst-Sibir-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              as a passenger vessel in 2009. M/v                                                                                                                                                      havet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bring your hiking boots for a hiking
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plancius accommodates 114 passengers                                                                                                              Beaufort-               voyage around Spitsbergen based out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nysibir-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet                                                                                                         havet                  of our expedition vessel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amundsen                                                     øyene
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and shower. All cabins offer comfortable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M/v Antarctic Dream                                   together with the restBanks- crew, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gulf
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              lower berths (except for the 4 quadruple                                                                                         øya Strai                                                Laptev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              cabins). The vessel has a restaurant/                                          Canada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M/v Antarctic Dream is a Dutch built                  will do everything possible toreensure that
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ice-reinforced vessel that served under                                             Mc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you have a wonderful and unforgettable
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melville Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                                              lecture room, a spacious observation




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the name Piloto Pardo for the Chilean                 adventure. The Noorderlicht has no ice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Melville-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   øya
                                                                                                                                                                                                              lounge (with bar), large open deck space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Navy. She was rebuilt as a passenger                  class, but has a strengthened bow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Prince
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Wales   Ellef Ringnes Elizabeth-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (with full walk-around possibilities), and is                                                                     Island           Island                                         Severnaja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vessel and completely refurbished in                                                    Amund Ringnes Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                              equipped with 10 zodiacs for off ship and                                                                     Sommerset
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2005, and features a spacious dining           S/v Noorderlicht           Norwegian                              Nordpolen
                                                                                                                                                                                                              shore excursions. M/v Plancius was built                                  90°V                                                  Bay         Axel Heiberg Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              room / observation lounge, bar, lecture        Photo: Remy Marion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          øyene
                                                                                                                                                                                                              for ice conditions, and has a strengthened                                                                                    Ellesmere-                                                    Kara-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              room, fitness room plus sauna and an Hudson-                                               øya
                                                                                                                                                                                                              bow and stern.                                                                        bukta                                                                                                   havet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              accessible passenger bridge. The vessel              Foxe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Qaanaaq                               Frans Josefs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Basin                                                          85°N
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              offers accommodation for 84 passengers                                              (Thule)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in 42 twin cabins with private toilet and             Baffinøya Baffin-                                                                     Novaja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shower.                                     Hudson-                     bukta                                                  Kvitøya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stredet                                                                          Nordaust-     Semlja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Upernavik           80°N             landet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              S/v Noorderlicht                                    Davis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spitsbergen    Edgeøya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Qeqertarsuaq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Svalbard          Barents-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Noorderlicht was originally built in 1910       stredet             (Godhavn)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       havet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted                                                                  Grønlands-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grønland                                  Bjørnøya
                                                                                                                                                                                                               M/v Plancius - Twin cabin                      schooner. In1991 she was re-rigged and                        Nuuk                                      havet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Godthåb)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              refitted thoroughly. The Noorderlicht now                                            Ittoqqortoormiit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Scoresbysund)    Jan Mayen
                                                                                                                                                                                                              More details and deck plans on                  has 20 berths, and a well-balanced two- Labrador-                            Tasiilak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              masted schooner rig capable of sailing                     Qaqortoq                     Danmark-                70°N                                el
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              have great experience of the oceans, and              (Kap Farvel)                                                havet Nord
 Zodiac - Northeast Greenland                                                                     Polar Bear & cubs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Island                                                     Finland
 Photo: David Fone                                                                                Photo: Rinie van Meurs
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 FINLAND

Saunas, Reindeers                         under a canopy of stars. Helsinki, the
                                                                                                                                Our tours                                                     BEGIN
& Ice Hotels                              capital, is trendy and historic at the                                                in Finland include:                                           YOUR NORTHERN
The facts about Finland are; Finlandia    same time, and serves as a gateway
vodka, saunas, a thousand lakes,
pesäpallo (Finnish baseball), reindeers
                                          to the east if you are on your way to
                                          Russia, or further by train to China.
                                                                                                                                Touring
                                                                                                                                Winter Lapland Ultimate Arctic Adventure
                                                                                                                                                                                              EXPERIENCE
and quirky ice hotels. The Finns may
be the odd ones out in Europe, but
they inhabit a country with some of
                                          In winter Finland transforms into a
                                          fairytale landscape of whites and ice.
                                                                                                                                - 7 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                    Experience the traditional Sami culture                   IN FINNISH
                                                                                                                                    of Finnish Lapland
the most beautiful natural scenery
and untouched wilderness of Europe.
                                          Reindeer sledding is a favourite winter
                                          holiday highlight, and an ice cocktail
                                                                                                                                Active
                                                                                                                                                                                              STYLE
There are thousands of lakes where        and a sleepover on a reindeer skin in
                                                                                                                                Multi Activity Holiday in Finland
you can go canoeing, camping, fishing     an ‘ice hotel’ is one of those not to miss
                                                                                                                                - 8 day multi activity (moderate)
and enjoying long summer evenings         life experiences.
                                                                                                                                    Take to the deep forests and wilderness of
                                                                                                                                    Finnish Lapland for a wild multi activity week
                                                                                                             Finnish sauna
                                                                                                      Photo: VisitFinland.com
                                                                                                                                Finland Wilderness Week (Winter)
                                                                                                                                - 8 day multi activity (moderate)
                                                                                                                                    Snow mobiles, snow shoes and warm
                                                                                                                                    evenings by the fire place

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                                                                                                                                for more details




                                                                                                                                                                                     Welcome aboard the youngest fleet in Europe. Flying Finnair is likely to be the most direct route from your nearest Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                     airport to your northern European destination. For instance, via one of our ten Asian gateways, on a choice of our oneworld
                                                                                                                                                                                     partner airlines, you can fly from Sydney to Helsinki within 20 hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Because all Finnair intercontinental flights are non-stop to Helsinki, you can enjoy an uninterrupted sleep and you will sleep even
                                                                                                                                                                                     easier, knowing this Finnair trip is also minimising your travel carbon footprint. Then we can fly you on to more than 50 European
                                                                                                                                                                                     destinations, including 27 in Scandinavia and a further six throughout Russia and the Baltic states.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Start or finish your European experience in the beautiful, Nordic design Via Lounge and Via Spa while transiting
                                                                                                                                                                                     hassle-free Helsinki International Airport. It is a unique and wonderfully relaxing way to enter and leave Europe –
                                                                                                                                                                                     and lounge and spa entry is complimentary to Finnair Business and Combination Class intercontinental passengers.

Reindeers in Finnsih Lapland                                                                                                                                                         Finnair offers competitive year-round fares in Economy, Business or Finnair’s excellent value Combination Class.
Photo: VisitFinland.com                                                                                                                                                              To book your Finnair flights please follow the ‘How to book’ advice in this brochure. Visit Finnair at www.finnair.com
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 RUSSIA & SIBERIA                                                                                                                                                                      MONGOLIA
                                                                                                               Bears crossing the river - Kamchatka. Photo: Irina Daletskaya

Onion Domes,                                          Find yourself in the wilderness areas of Kamchatka                                                                              Wild, Nomadic & Steppes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our tours in Mongolia include:
                                                                                                                Our tours in Russia
Wilderness & Infinity                                 or Baikal; go trekking, wildlife viewing or fishing in                                                                          Mongolia is still a nation where more than half the
By sheer landmass Russia is the largest country       pristine rivers. We can also hire you a remote log                                                                              population live off the land keeping livestock as                                                                  Touring
on earth, by remote wilderness Siberia is wilder      cabin for a week if you are in search of solitude. If     and Siberia include:                                                  herders. Living a nomadic lifestyle has been the way                                                               Mongolian Classical Odyssey - 9 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Experience a nomadic culture largely unchanged
than most, and by accessibility Siberia is far off    you are looking for an adventure, we offer plenty                                                                               of life for 1000’s of years, and you will find Mongolia
the beaten track. Russia has 101 nature reserves      in a remote and spectacular last wilderness                                                                                     one of those countries where little has changed in                                                                   for over a 1000 years
                                                                                                                Touring
and 40 national parks, which are strewn from          frontier.                                                                                                                       the past millennia. There are no fences and very few
                                                                                                                Highlights of Russia - 7 day tour (easy)                                                                                                                                                 Mongolian Naadam Festival- 4 day festival (easy)
Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East to                                                                    Visit the main sights of Moscow and St Petersburg on a             sealed roads, and the main form of transport is still on
Lake Baikal in the southeast, and the subtropics      50 Degrees North can also organise your                                                                                         horseback, though we can organise you a 4WD.                                                                         The Naadam Games bring thousands of nomads
                                                                                                                   comfortable highlights tour                                                                                                                                                             together for the annual horse races
of the Caucasus to the mouth of one of Siberia’s      classic tours comprising the metropolis of                                                                                                                                                 Camping on the steppe
largest rivers - the Lena. These are tremendously     Moscow, the canals of St Petersburg and                                                                                         Mongolia lies on the southernmost edge of the Arctic;      Photo: Tietse Stelma
                                                                                                                Train Siberian Railway - Variable length tour (easy)
vast expanses of wilderness across various            the kremlins, monasteries and cathedrals of                                                                                     where the Central Asian deserts and the steppe meets                                                               Active
                                                                                                                    Travel by comfortable train from east to west through the
climatic zones.                                       the cities of the Golden Ring. Just ask or visit                                                                                the deep forests of the Siberian taiga of the north.       When you travel with us in Mongolia, you take part      Camel Trek in the near Gobi - 6 day trek (moderate)
                                                                                                                    Siberian wilderness
                                                      www.fiftydegreesnorth.com.                                                                                                      A trip to Mongolia allows you to soak up vast open         in developing an interesting Ecotourism concept,           With camel carts and a traditional Mongolian ger
                                                                                                                                                                                      landscapes and enjoy the incredible hospitality of         therefore we seek travellers who are willing to share      we venture out into the open spaces of the Gobi
                                                                                                                Lake Baikal for Nature Lovers - 8 day tour/walk/cruise (moderate)
                                                                                                                                                                                      nomadic herders. Our partners have developed four          their unique Mongolian experience with us, and help
                                                                                                                   Explore the beauty and wildlife of Lake Baikal – a unique
                                                                                                                   wilderness area                                                    low impact and semi permanent Ger (nomadic tent)           provide ideas for our local partners - often herdsmen   Special Interest
                                                                                                                                                                                      camps that are small and intimate, powered by nature.      themselves - to develop a kind of ecotourism adapted    Altai Eagle Festival - Length to be advised
                                                                                                                                                                                      And all the camps are operated by the local people         to the Mongolian situation, which strikes a balance         Something out of the ordinary even for us
                                                                                                                Active                                                                                                                           between sustainability and profitability.                   – experience the Altai Eagle Festival!
                                                                                                                                                                                      who own them with profits benefiting locally.
                                                                                                                Bear & Volcanoes of Kamchatka - 10 day tour/walk (moderate)
                                                                                                                   Spot brown bears and stay below volcanoes in remote Kamchatka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mongol Horse Riding Trails - 12 day horse trek (strenuous)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mount a Mongolian horse and join nomadic horsemen
                                                                                                                Trekking the Volcanoes of South Kamchatka - 19 day trek (strenuous)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for a ride on the wild side
                                                                                                                    Trek among volcanoes in the wilds of the Kamchatka Peninsula
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Blagoveshchensky Cathedral, Moscow                   Maly Semyachik Crater                                                                                                            Archery during the Naadam Festival
Photo: Tietse Stelma                                 Photo: The Lost World                                                                                                            Photo: Tietse Stelma

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 JAPAN                                                                                                                                                                 CHINA

Traditional, Punctual & Culinary               a taste of the local beer and delightful                                                                               Ancient history,
The most authentically traditional country     snacks, or get seduced by the mystery of a                                                                             Diversity & Great Walls
in Asia, Japan offers an amazing contrast      secret temple in the mountains.                                                                                        China is arguably one of the most
between new and old - from bustlingly                                                                                                                                 diverse countries in the world, with
modern Tokyo to secluded countryside           Winter in Japan is a delightful time to visit                                                                          tropical forests, high mountain plateaus
retreats. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony     if you enjoy skiing, followed by a snugly                                                                              with towering snow capped peaks,                                                                                                                        Old men in Lijiang
in the tranquillity of Kyoto, a picnic under   warm after ski sake party. The adventurous                                                                             vast deserts, raging rivers and grand                                                                                                                   Photo: Tietse Stelma
the blooming branches of a ‘sakura’ tree       will find deserted powder white slopes for                                                                             cities. The country is home to 55 ethnic
in spring, or climb the impressive Mt Fuji     their downhill run of a lifetime. For others,                                                                          minorities and close to 300 different
on a misty morning. Japan is always on
time, gardens are meticulously manicured
                                               a mountain hideaway surrounded by pine
                                               trees and snow covered golden temples,
                                                                                                                                                                      languages. Its written history is one
                                                                                                                                                                      of the oldest and well documented in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our tours in China include:
and the varied local cuisine is simply         or the vista over the frosty rooftops and                                                                              the world, and its people the inventors
mouth watering. Take a stroll through the      lantern-lit laneways from your intimate                                                                                of papermaking, gunpowder, the                                                                              Touring
                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Paul Taylor                                                                                                               Highlights of China - 8 day tour (easy)
backstreet alleys of Osaka and Nara for        ryokan inn will amplify a winter visit.                                                                                compass and printing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tour the highlights of 3 cities, Shanghai,
                                                                                                                                                                      It can be argued that not much of                                                                              Xian and Beijing

                                                                                                      Our tours in Japan include:                                     China touches 50 Degrees North,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  China in Depth - 17 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                      however, it is a magnificent country
                                                                                                                                                                      with an incredible variety of things to                                                                         Explore Beijing, witness the Terracotta Army, cruise
                                                                                                      Touring                                                         see and do. In addition, the founders of                                                                        the Yangtze and see the limestone karsts of the south
                                                                                                      Real Food Japan - 10 day tour (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                      50 Degrees North have a particularly
                                                                                                         Tour the highlights of Japan while savouring                                                                                                                             Great Wall Luxury Escape - 3 day stay (easy)
                                                                                                                                                                      wide knowledge base of China, as they
                                                                                                         some real Japanese food                                                                                                                                                     Spend a luxury weekend under the Great Wall in
                                                                                                                                                                      have travelled the country from east to
                                                                                                                                                                      west and north to south.                                                                                       architecturally designed apartments
                                                                                                      Japan Winter Adventure - 10 days (moderate)
                                                                                                         Combine the winter beauty and culture of Japan                                                                                                                           See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details
                                                                                                                                                                      Our range of tours in China concentrates
                                                                                                         with a white powder ski adventure
                                                                                                                                                                      on a couple of well designed itineraries
                                                                                                      See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details                  that take in the main highlights, such as
                                                                                                                                                                      the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army,
                                                                                                                                                                      the limestone karsts of the south and
                                                                                                                                                                      a cruise along the mighty Yangtze,
                                                                                                                                                                      combined with some of our hidden
                                                                                                                                                                      secrets. You can also just spend a few
                                                                                                                                                                      days at a stunning top class designer
                                                                                                                                                                      resort underneath the Great Wall of
                                                                                                                                                                      China. Our local guides and leaders will
                                                                                                                                                                      ensure your trip to their home country
                                                                                                                                                                      is the best on offer, taking you deep
                                                                                                                                                                      under the façade of how China reveals
                                                                                                                                                                      itself to the rest of the world.
The Golden Temple (Kinkakuji)                                                                                                                                                                                     Longji Rice Terraces, South China
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our vessels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our expedition voyages to
 ANTARCTIC VOYAGES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Antarctica include:
                                                                                                                                                        The voyages offered are in cooperation with
                                                                                                                                             Oceanwide Expeditions, who are a full member of IAATO.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Antarctic Peninsula - 11 day cruise (easy)
Penguins,                                          their ice-strengthened hulls allowing us to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula in the
Whales & Blue Ice                                  navigate safely through the pack ice and narrow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     comfort of our ice strengthened expedition vessel
During the Southern summer months of               waterways. Our zodiac excursions, guided by
November to March, our vessels explore the         Antarctic experts, offer the freedom to explore                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Falklands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula,
                                                   remote locations and get close to Antarctica’s                                                                                                                                                         M/v Quest                                                                 19 day cruise (easy)
islands of the South Atlantic, and Antarctica                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo: Jonneke van Eijsden                                    M/v Quest - Twin cabin
where towering snow-capped mountains and           abundant wildlife. With the comfort of our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cruise among the South Atlantic islands,
enormous numbers of penguins, whales, seals        expedition ships you can observe an abundance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and the amazing white continent
                                                   of wildlife in the food-rich waters along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      M/v Plancius                                                       M/v Quest
and seabirds offer unparalleled photographic                                                                                                                                                          M/v Plancius accommodates 114 passengers in 53                     M/v “Quest” was built in Denmark in 1992 and served
opportunities. Antarctica is among the last        Antarctic and sub-Antarctic shores. Many of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
                                                                                                                                                                                                      passenger cabins with private toilet and shower. The               in Greenland as an ice-strengthened passenger vessel.      - 12 day cruise (easy with adventurous options)
unspoilt regions of the world. The mysteries of    the voyages include the option for diving and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      vessel has a restaurant/lecture room, a spacious                   The vessel offers accommodation for 56 passengers              Join an expedition cruise where we maximise
this great white continent have been the root      kayaking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      observation lounge (with bar), large open deck space               in 4 quadruple cabins, 11 twin cabins with windows             the possibility for land based adventures,
of many unprecedented achievements in Polar                                                                                                                                                           (with full walk-around possibilities), and is equipped             and 9 superior cabins, all with seaside view (windows),
exploration. Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen        Our voyages visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       diving and kayaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                      with 10 zodiacs for off ship and shore excursions.                 private toilet and shower. M/v “Quest” is a cosy vessel,
are all names that provoke thoughts of bravery     South Shetland Islands, Falklands (Malvinas),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         offering an informal, intimate atmosphere. The vessel      Atlantic Odyssey - Ushuaia - Ascension Island,
and accomplishment.                                South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our voyages in the Antarctic regions are and will still be         has a dining / lecture room and an observation lounge      31 day cruise (easy)
                                                   The Atlantic Odyssey voyage leaving Ushuaia in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel             on the top deck, offering full panorama view. The vessel       Sail from the tip of South America,
Our small, specially designed expedition ships     mid March includes seldom visited jewels such
                                                                                                                                                                                                      programme, spending as much time ashore as possible.               is furthermore fully equipped for scuba diving.                via Tristan de Cunha, St. Helena to Ascension Island
journey south, taking full advantage of the long   as Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, Ascension Island
                                                                                                       Zodiac cruising in Antarctica                                                                  This vessel will fully meet our demands to achieve this.
hours of daylight during the austral summer,       and Cape Verde Islands.                             Photo: Rolf Stange
                                                                                                                                                                                                      M/v Plancius was built for ice conditions, and has a               More details and deck plans on                             See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      strengthened bow and stern.                                        www.fiftydegreesnorth.com
                                                                                                                       Emperor Penguins
                                                                                                            Photo: Hanneke Dallmeijer-Veda   Patagonia & South America                                 M/v Plancius
                                                                                                                                             Are you planning to combine a trip                        Photo: Priska Abbuehl
                                                                                                                                             to Antarctica with a South American
                                                                                                                                             experience? Ask us and we will call
                                                                                                                                             on our local South America partners
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ROALD AMUNDSEN’S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ski South Pole All the Way
                                                                                                                The expeditions offered are in cooperation with Adventure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo: BC Alexander

 THE ANTARCTIC INTERIOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SOUTH POLE CENTENNIAL
                                                                                                                  Network International, who are a full member of IAATO.




                                                                                                     Arial view of ANI camp
                                                                                                         Photo: BC Alexander
                                                                                                                                            Our adventures to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In this magnificent land of wide open landscapes, majestic
                                                                                                                                            Antarctic Interior include:                                                                                                                                                                                                              beauty and rugged tales of exploration, 50 Degrees North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     introduces a set of challenging expeditions following in
                                                                                                                                            Antarctic Odyssey - 4-7 day                                                                                                                                                                                                              the spirit of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen 100
                                                                                                                                            tour/flight/trek/ski (moderate to strenuous)                                                                                                                                                                                             years after his feat of being the first to reach the South
                                                                                                                                                Experience the Antarctic Interior on an                                                                                                                                                                                              Pole on 14th December 1911.
                                                                                                                                                adventure of a lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     These incredible journeys allow you to experience
                                                                                                                                            Emperor Penguin Photo Safari                                                                                                                                                                                                             firsthand some of the challenges and insights that
                                                                                                                                            - 7 day photo safari (moderate)                                                                                                                                                                                                          faced early explorers, as you travel by skis to reach the
                                                                                                                                                Camp close to an Emperor Penguin colony                                                                                                                                                                                              most southerly point on earth - the Geographic South
                                                                                                                                                in the depths of the Antarctic continent                                                                                                                                                                                             Pole. The rewards for your effort are tangible; the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bonds of friendship built through shared challenge and
                                                                                                                                            Expeditions                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the knowledge that you have arrived at the ultimate
                                                                                                                                            Ski the Last Degree                                                                                                                                                                                                                      destination, the South Pole, through your own effort and
                                                                                                                                            - approx 14 day ski trek (expedition)                                                                                                                                                                                                    determination.
                                                                                                                                                 Ski from 89 to 90 degrees in the depths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     These expeditions are for those who want the challenge
The South Pole, Extreme Climate                               Our journeys to the Antarctic Interior include round trip                          of the Antarctic interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of a serious polar expedition, and who are willing to join
& Explorers Territory                                         travel from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica onboard a
                                                                                                                                            Ski South Pole All the Way                                                                                                                                                                                                               a strict training and preparation program. Depending
In partnership with Adventure Network International (ANI),    private jet, all travel within Antarctica, accommodation
                                                                                                                                            - approx 60 day ski trek (expedition)                                                                                                                                                                                                    on your prior experience, such a training program may
50 Degrees North is offering a ground breaking range          at our base camp in Union Glacier, all meals prepared
                                                                                                                                                Follow in the ski tracks of great Polar explorers                                                                                                                                                                                    include a mandatory winter exercise in the Canadian
of adventures to the Antarctic Interior. ANI is the only      by our professional chefs, as well as the full support of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com
                                                                                                                                                all the way to the South Pole                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arctic, so you can familiarise yourself with the harsh
company in the world offering flights into this frontier of   our experienced polar field guides. Nestled within the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for more details.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     conditions you may encounter in the Antarctic Interior
stunning, desolate beauty, and offers a variety of programs   heartland of Antarctica, Union Glacier is the home of ANI’s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Real Food Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo: Paul Taylor


 FAMILY HOLIDAYS                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIAL INTEREST - Real Food

Our Family Holidays concept                        run around in the wilds of nature,        listed a handful of cabins that                                                     Nordic Real Food
has been developed out of own                      go swimming, fishing, sailing or          we ourselves have found worth                                                       Nordic cuisine has always been a little eccentric in the eyes of
experience and interests. As the                   blueberry picking. Therefore, we          revisiting more than once.                                                          southerners; however, it has recently seen a revolution with a
founders of 50 Degrees North,                      often end up renting a charming                                                                                               number of restaurants, chefs and dishes claiming international
we regularly take our young                        little cabin somewhere remote             In addition to our cabin hires, we                                                  awards and acclamation. Our Nordic Real Food tour takes you
family to the northern part of the                 and beautiful, surrounded by              have also developed a selection                                                     through this exciting region of the world to savour its delicacies,
world, and we like to make sure                    nature, but not too far away from         of family friendly itineraries that                                                 accompanied by the atmosphere that brings the Nordic cooking
every trip is special and out of the               civilisation and a shop. Our Family       is sure to captivate and challenge                                                  to life. You will be hosted by a number of awarded Nordic chefs
ordinary. Rather than joining a                    Holidays program shares these             your kids.                                                                          throughout the region from Stockholm, Sweden to Torshavn on the
family tour we like to see our kids                secrets with you and we have                                                                                                  Faroe Islands. This is a true Real Food experience.
                                                                                                                                   Husky pup
See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.                                                                                    Photo: Ole Bernt Frøshaug/Basecamp Explorer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Real Food Japan                                              Although any itinerary in Japan can easily turn into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The island state of Japan is one of the countries in Asia    food lover’s delight, what we aim at with this specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              having held onto traditions and customs better than          tour is chasing the real food of Japan, combined with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              any other. The preparation of food and drink follows         visiting some of the main sights and highlights, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age old rules and techniques, and more often than            the backstreets of Kyoto, Hiroshima, beautiful Takayama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              not turns into the most delicious fare. Nothing beats a      and bustling Tokyo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              good Tempura dish, Okonomiyaki with hot wasabi and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cheese, or a delicious Sushi lunch.                          Other culinary delights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Go online and check out our menu of other Real Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           experiences in the region beyond the 50th parallel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           north. These programs are developed by staff who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           themselves have a keen interest in food and cooking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and we can promise that they bring you highlights as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           well as hidden secrets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com for more details.




Geiranger, Møre og Romsdal                                                                                                                                                                                            Over the campfire in Jotunheimen                                                      Arne Brimi
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Innovation Norway                                    Photo: Vianvang/Brimiland

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 SPECIAL INTEREST - Go Fishing

Cod Fishing                            place at Svolvær, and is one of              of Mongolia or Siberia for the
World Cup - Lofoten                    the most exotic adventures a                 fishing expedition of a life time.
When March turns to April; the         fisherman can find. Over the                 Or go fly fishing in some of the
sun wakes from hibernation,            years, since its inception in 1991,          many rich rivers of Iceland with
the cold air provides fantastic        the championships growth in                  the backdrop of the spectacular
vistas of the islands from the         popularity has made it difficult to          Icelandic landscape.
sea, and the Lofoten Islands in        make room for everyone, so it is
northern Norway come to life.          important to register early.                 We have teamed up with locals
Keen fishermen from near and                                                        who themselves are keen
far congregate for the annual          And, you should take your family             fishermen, and who would
Cod Fishing Championships. For         too, as this is an event for all ages.       normally not share their favourite
centuries adventure seekers have       Stay in one of the many small                river with anyone. However,
been drawn here to harvest the
treasures of the sea, securing
                                       charming traditional ‘Rorbus’
                                       (fishing cottages) erected on
                                                                                    we’ve talked them into taking a
                                                                                    select few to share some of the                                       GET ONLINE
their families well-being for a new    poles on the water’s edge. The               world’s greatest fishing spots. It’s
year to come.                          vistas are magnificent, as is the            all tailored on an ad hoc basis
                                       intense smell of dried cod.                  depending on your time available,
To say it is a well known attraction
is unjust, but the championships
should be on everyone’s itinerary
                                       Wild rivers, remote
                                       locations & great fishing
                                                                                    your budget and your sense of
                                                                                    adventure. Let us know, and we’ll
                                                                                    send you our proposal.
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for a fun filled and quirky few        Come away with 50 Degrees
days of fishiness. The event takes     North to one of the remote rivers            See www.fiftydegreesnorth.com
                                                                                    for more details.

                                                                                                    Lofoten fishing boat
                                                                                            Photo: CH//Innovation Norway

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 TOUR & EXPEDITION GRADING
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                                                                                                           Världen.
All tours are graded in various difficulty levels, depending on physical activity and
technical skills required. These are our grade levels:


                                       1      2      3      4      5
Easy - 1                         Easy              Challenging
Suitable for most people in good health. Activities and walking included,
but not of a strenuous nature.
                                                                                                            No one offers more destinations in Scandinavia
                                       1      2      3      4      5
                                                                                                            and Northern Europe than we do. Check out all our
Moderate - 2                          Easy             Challenging
                                                                                                            destinations and timetables at flysas.com.au. By the
Suitable for those in good health, who exercise regularly.                                                  way, “Världen” means the world in Swedish. As in,
Activity or walking in all kinds of terrain for 4 to 6 hours per day. Carry daypack only.                   when traveling to our part of the world – make the
                                       1      2      3      4      5                                        most of your time. We offer you fast, smooth and                                        HOW TO BOOK – IT IS SIMPLE!                                                                    3: Complete the booking form, and pay a non-refundable deposit as per the
                                                                                                            comfortable flights to more than 60 destinations                                                                                                                                           Booking Conditions, or make full payment if closer to tour departure.
Strenuous - 3                      Easy             Challenging
Suitable for physically active people in good health, and who have some trekking and/or
                                                                                                            in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.                                                 1:Contact 50 Degrees North, your travel agent, or go to www.fiftydegreesnorth.com              4: Finalise your booking early, and ensure all the required booking details are submitted
skiing experience in mountainous terrain. Activity, trekking and/or skiing for 6 to 8 hours                                                                                                           to check dates and prices.                                                                      to us and are correct. Late adjustments and changes may incur additional charges.
a day. Carry daypack only.                                                                                                                                                                          2: Read, understand and agree to the Booking Conditions. Upon submitting the booking           5: Make final payment at least 60 days before tour departure
                                                                                                                                                                                                       form and paying a deposit (or full payment) you are entering into a binding contract           (earlier for cruises and expeditions - see Booking Conditions).
                                       1      2      3      4      5                                                                                                                                   with us, and agree to be bound by the Booking Conditions.
Challenging – 4                   Easy            Challenging                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance, visas and travel vaccines.
Our challenging trips demand a good level of fitness and some endurance. A good level                                                                                   Choose Business,
of trekking and/or skiing experience is necessary. Activity, trekking and/or skiing for 6 to
                                                                                                                                                                        Economy Extra or Ec
10 hours a day. You may need to carry your own full pack. Mandatory health and fitness                                                                                                     onomy!
assessment is required.

                                       1      2      3      4      5
Expedition - 5                     Easy            Challenging
Our Expedition grading requires a high level of stamina and endurance, as we visit areas with
extreme weather and terrain. These expeditions often require specialist skills, sometimes of
a technical nature. Solid preparation is necessary, and mandatory pre departure gathering
where we will assess your suitability for the expedition may be required. You will carry your               Always with SAS
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