An ocean, rather than a continent, the Arctic region is blanketed by thick sheets of ice and defined by the northern boundaries of North America and Eurasia. It has a long history of inhabitation by native peoples, who continue many of their traditional lifestyles, and is home to unique animals not found in southern climes: reindeer, narwhal, and of course, the iconic polar bear. Traveling by small, ice-strengthened vessels, traditional Inuit wooden sleds, and private charter aircrafts you can feel at one with this vast, rarefied landscape. So join MTS and escape to Norway’s magnificent Svalbard Archipelago; experience a polar bear migration safari without the crowds near Churchill in Canada; follow in the footsteps of explorers Franklin and Amundsen on a Northwest Passage adventure; even snorkel (yes, snorkel!) with narwhals.