Glorious glaciers: Greenland
Purveyors of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, which have included diving down to the wreck of the Titanic, EYOS Expeditions has just announced a series of high-octane heli-skiing adventures to the polar regions, kicking off with a ‘slope-to-sea’ experience in Greenland (23-30 April 2023), accompanied by US Olympic skier Bode Miller (the most decorated male alpine skier in US history) and Chris Davenport, two-time World Extreme Skiing champion. The expedition, based aboard the 12-guest Nansen Explorer ice-breaking vessel, will head to the island of Maniitsoq off Greenland’s western coast, which has a glaciated landscape, most of which has never been skied before. There, guests will navigate knife-edge ridge tops and deep powder runs.
The details: Seven nights from €60,000 (around £52,500) a cabin (eyos-expeditions.com)
The Lapland of luxury: Sweden
If you’re looking for a luxurious wilderness escape in the wilds of Scandinavia this winter, consider the exclusive-use Loggers Lodge, which sits in a remote forest in Swedish Lapland. Originally built in the late 1800s as a temporary sleeping cabin for loggers, it has been restored and relaunched in two phases, with the second, during which it doubled in size, completed for this winter. Ideal for a family or two couples, it now has two cabins – one with a central fireplace, the other with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides – a wood-fired sauna and an outdoor hot tub.
The details: A three-night winter stay starts from £7,200 for two guests, including transfers, full board and a daily activity, such as snowmobiling, Swedish baking, snowshoe hiking or cross-country skiing (loggerslodge.com)