Walrus are found in Svalbard all the year round. They are very sociable animals and live in colonies. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Sam Shrives contends with sea ice and an amorous walrus during a three-month cruise from Norway across the Barents Sea to Svalbard. The article was runner-up in the 2021 Brian…

Two AeroRigs on a schooner

Long distance cruiser Steve Brown shares his experiences of sailing with his AeroRig aboard his Bestevaer 60C schooner, Novara

A yacht cruising in high latitude

Yacht cruising within the Arctic Circle has become increasingly popular, 
but what is the best type of yacht for the job? Duncan Kent investigates

Maybe I should explain further in case by any chance readers of these pages think that I have finally been ejected from the confines of my mind. I am not…