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Located high in the Arctic Ocean just 800 miles from the North Pole, Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway and claims the title of one of the best places in the world to experience the northern lights. In the winter months the region experiences a near-constant darkness as the sun remains more than six degrees below the horizon, allowing the aurora borealis to be visible during the daytime. Spend time aurora hunting in Longyearbyen – the world’s most northerly town.
Teetering on the edge of the Arctic, only a three-hour flight from the UK, this staggeringly beautiful country is home to some of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Feel the power of immense waterfalls tumbling into mighty rivers, travel through dramatic landscapes crafted by thousands of years of volcanic activity, admire the beauty of the biggest ice cap outside of the poles or journey into the remote countryside for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the incredible northern lights dancing across the night sky.
Burma (or Myanmar) is tucked away between India, Thailand and the Bay of Bengal. Described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘quite unlike any land you know about’ Burma is a beautiful country, scattered with stunning temples and home to some of the warmest people on earth. Years of being cut off from the outside world means this newly emerging democracy appears to have been forgotten by time; men dressed in longyis stroll colonial boulevards, temples punctuate city skylines and untouched countryside rolls towards hillside tribes.