JourneyWoman Webinar Series: Learn About the Arctic on January 11, 2024

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Northern Lights on the shore of the Arctic Ocean
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Featured image: The Arctic can be one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights / Image from Envato

Why should women travel to the Arctic?

With its amazing wildlife, Indigenous peoples and natural history, the Arctic is one of the top destinations on our 30 Places for Women to Travel to in 2024″ List.  It’s a photographer’s and naturalist’s dream, with panoramic fjords, incredible species like sea birds, whales, bears and caribou.

But where is it and why should women travel to the Arctic? We’ve invited polar expert Franny Bergschneider, from Wild Women Expeditions to teach us about the Arctic. Wild Women Expeditions is the largest women’s adventure travel company in the world, and creates safe, empowering, and exhilarating ways for women to escape the ordinary and explore the world. Wild Women started as an all-women canoe tripping company in Canada in 1991 and is now in over 30 countries across every continent.

When: Thursday, January 11, 2024

When:  2 pm ET (check local time zones here)

Where: Zoom! Sign up below for the link.



Fun fact: Did you know: the North Pole is warmer than the South Pole?  The Arctic is mostly ocean surrounded by land, while Antarctica is mostly land surrounded by ocean. So while significant portions of both are covered in sheets of ice, the water underneath the Arctic ice cap (which sits only about a foot above the water) can trap heat and help warm the surrounding air. The average summer temperature at the North Pole is 32°F. At the South Pole, it’s -18°F.

What questions do you have about the Arctic?

In partnership with Wild Women Expeditions from our JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Directory we’ll share perspectives on what makes the Arctic different and how to choose the right experience for you. 

We’ll answer all of your questions, such as:

  • How is the Arctic different from the Antarctic? 
  • How do you get there? 
  • What are the ships like?
  • What makes it different from other places in the world? 
  • How many people travel there in a year? 
  • What kind of experience are there? 
  • How long are the trips?
  • What do you pack? 
  • What does it cost? What’s included?   

Fun fact: The Arctic Circle passes through the Arctic Ocean, the Scandinavian Peninsula, North Asia, Northern America, and Greenland, and the land within the Arctic Circle is divided among eight countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the United States (Alaska), Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), Denmark (Greenland), and Iceland (where it passes through the small offshore island of Grímsey). 

Carolyn Ray JourneyWoman

Moderated by Carolyn Ray, Editor, JourneyWoman

Franny of Wild Women Expeditions in Antarctica

Franny Bergschneider, Polar Expert, Wild Women Expeditions


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