Mary Curry, from our supplier Adventure Life, shares her best times to visit the Polar Regions:
“In the Arctic, the narwhal move in June, but if you want to do the Northwest Passage, you have to go in August because that’s when things are going to be the most free of ice. So if you want a bit of a mix – you want to see some ice and but you want to get pretty good access and good wildlife viewing – July’s a good time.
In Antarctica, if you want to see penguins busy nesting, and elephant seals breeding, you want to go in November. That’s also the best time to see the ice really pristine. If your goal is to get really far south, then you need to go in the height of the season – January-February. And March is really the best time to see whales. So many people go in January and February as they’re trying to balance all these factors – but if someone has one particular priority it’s going to really lean towards one part of the season."