Expeditions

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Want to go somewhere remote? We can plan it. Want to go on a super unique adventure with your company or team? We can make it happen; and if you want your students to become strong and independent world-ready young leaders we can make it happen.

Our expeditions and activities programmes are unique. Through Polaris Outdoor training you will be able to thrive in locations that the average person would not be able to go. You will experience new landscapes and meet people from different cultures. They provide the most inspirational and exceptional opportunities for personal development.

Polaris Outdoor can teach you skills that less than 1% of people in the west possess. You will learn to thrive in tough places, learn skills that can enrich your life and increase your confidence. You will gain knowledge that will make you a powerful person inside and out.

Check out our current expeditions below or get in touch to plan something new…

Duration: 5 days
Have you ever wanted to do something so unique and a little bonkers that everyone's ears perk up when you mention it? Well, if you do, keep reading... It’s not all about where you are that makes something incredible, it’s what you can do when you are there. The jet ski survival is exactly what it sounds like. Here you will pick up some brilliant jet ski skills, wild camp in amazing places, fish, collect and gather from the wild, build shelters and even have 5 star BBQ’s on the beach if you want. You can make this as high class or as hard core as you like. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Learn to be confident to ride a jet ski with your friends and colleagues
  • Take the jet ski’s out to tiny islands and camp out in the wild. Get refuelled on the move and just keep going!
  • Anchor the boats at night, swim to shore and make camp with your gear
  • Cover long distances around the coast, taking in the beautiful vistas
  • Fish and forage for food along the coast and cook on an open fire
  • Build shelters from beach debris or go for 5* accommodation
  • Explore the coastline, find fossils on the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • Learn how to light fire, use a knife and become a real survivalist!
Duration: Various options: 1 day to a week long camp
Want to be better prepared, and feel more secure whilst on the move? We have teamed up with Krav Maga UK for a brilliant education on how to stay safe whilst traveling the world. This course will give you an in depth and detailed knowledge of how to be well prepared and confident as you travel. Whether you're a student on a gap year, a working professional or on a personal adventure, this course will help you to optimise your enjoyment. You will come away better prepared to cope with the pressure when things go wrong, maximising your opportunities to get the most out of your holiday or trip. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Prior preparation including research, paperwork, clothing and equipment
  • Map skills, route setting and local knowledge
  • Emergency escape routes and evasion
  • Martial arts and self defence training with nationally accredited certificates
  • Danger zone preparation, both human and natural
  • Camping techniques including camouflage and concealment
  • Wilderness and urban survival skills
  • Bushcraft and field techniques including knife use and fire lighting
  • Fauna and flora: key dangerous plants and animals, plus food sources
  • First aid in the field: what to take and how to use it
No matter where you chose to wander, from the Scottish Highlands to the Favelas of Brazil, this course has something for you.
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Run in partnership with Footmark Safaris. One of the iconic trips of a lifetime. The Machame Route on Mount Kilimanjaro is well known and is a good route to help ensure you successfully summit Kilimanjaro. Do a safari in the Tarangire National Park. Passing open plains and great views of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru along the way. You might see herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo and many more animals and birds gather along the shores of Lake Natron. The legendary Serengeti National Park also awaits. Famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. And what better way to see such beauty than by hot air balloon! To end an epic trip, enjoy the paradise of Zanzibar. Truly a trip to never be forgotten. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Eight days seven nights on the Machame route is the ideal schedule to successfully complete the Uhuru Peak attempt
  • Safari in the Tarangire and optional Serengeti national Parks
  • See incredible wildlife via a hot air balloon ride!
  • Go to Zanzibar and enjoy a taste of pure paradise on white beaches
  • Complete a meaningful community project and do some fundraising before you go
Duration: 1 Week
This trip offers a truly unique opportunity for a epic adventure that will fuel awesome campfire stories! Join us in Northern Lapland during the few snow and ice free months of the year, uncovering a beautiful landscape. Immerse yourself in the history and culture surrounding the gold and World War II sites in this part of the world. Have a true bushcraft and survival experience, all with a valuable twist. On this adventure, you will get to canoe down one of the most beautiful, meandering rivers you have ever seen. You will learn the survival skills needed to stay alive in this stunning place and maybe you will find GOLD! Spoon and bowl carving classes, treks into the beautiful open wilderness and amazing food are all a part of this very special adventure. Find Out More

Course Content

  • The origins of gold in Finland with a guided museum tour
  • Bushcraft & survival training, Finnish style
  • Develop knife-craft skills and take your creations home
  • Canoe on the beautiful meandering rivers. Fish from your boat and cook what you catch.
  • Wild camping learning traditional camp craft skills
  • Forage for food and cook hearty local recipes over a campfire
  • Learn the signs to track wildlife
  • Hiking with a local guide whilst learning key indicators for gold
  • Discovering WW2 bunkers & German occupation heritage sites
  • Gold panning techniques and lessons followed by panning for gold in the rivers and streams
  • Working a sluice on a real gold claim.
  • Smelting lessons with gold & jewellery making
Keep the gold and precious stones you find!
Duration: 1 Week
The Arctic is a truly magical place. There is a peace and excitement in the air here that is felt no where else. On this trip you will learn and experience how to survive and thrive in Arctic conditions and develop resilience, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork skills to the highest of standards. You will learn to build igloos and snow caves, and manage husky dog teams; and if you are lucky, get to see the incredible northern lights! Find Out More

Course Content

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snow shoeing trips into the peaceful wild backcountry
  • Tracking animals
  • Husky dog sledding
  • Planning and leading expeditions
  • Safely building and sleeping in snow shelter
  • Navigating in white out conditions through dense forests and across tundra-like environments
  • Establishing arctic expedition base camps
  • Conducting search and rescue operations with avalanche beacons
  • Developing arctic first aid skills

“The Arctic expedition is pure magic. The peace and tranquillity combined with ‘out of this world’ views and survival skills really sets this trip apart.”

This course can also include a personal development work book and journal that helps the individual get so much more out of their experience here. Ask our team for details.
Duration: 5 days
Kayak and camp along one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines in Europe. Receive professional tuition from internationally experienced sea kayaking instructors and survival experts. You will learn to forage along the coastline and find amazing foods and resources, then wild camp on secluded beaches and historical sites. There are also opportunities to earn an Open Water Sea Kayaking Qualification too! Find Out More

Course Content

  • Sea kayaking instruction and certification
  • Expedition planning
  • Open water navigation, safety and rescue techniques
  • Canadian canoeing skills (optional extra)
  • Fishing from your kayak on the open water
  • Foraging; identification of foods in the wild on and off shore
  • Knife craft to create useful carved items.
  • Expedition cooking and nutrition
  • Shelter and camp craft skills
  • Survival priorities and techniques
  • Open water first aid, search and rescue
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Peru is a mystical and magical place steeped in rich culture and sometimes bloody history; it has everything from the deep impenetrable Amazon jungle and its astonishing wildlife, to some of the highest and most impressive mountains in the world. It also has deep endless forbidding deserts that seem empty and impassable... but not for Polaris Outdoor. Find Out More

Course Content

  • Complete one of the incredible Inca Trails leading to Machu Picchu, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world
  • See the wonderful city of Cusco and taker in the sights
  • Go to the edge of the world and step off the map in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Complete meaningful humanitarian aid projects in the jungle
  • Go to the high Ica desert and find treasure in the from of important scientific artefacts and fossils
This expedition lends itself beautifully to academic research. There are opportunities to undertake cases studies in Science and Geography, degree based dissertations and post graduate and PHD research in Geology, Palaeobiology, Palaeontology, archaeology and more.
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Come to Borneo to complete a meaningful, sustainable and long-lasting humanitarian aid project that will truly make a difference. Every service project is unique and is given to us by the local people who desperately need basic resources and help. Raise funds for a project that will transform the lives of the locals and the participants! Find Out More

Course Content

  • Obtain a PADI Diver open water certificate in tropical clear waters
  • Climb the highest mountain in South East Asia
  • Go white water rafting
  • Visit the Orangutan Sanctuary in Sepilok
  • Take a river tour and see some amazing wildlife
  • Visit Native villages and experience the history and culture of this amazing country
  • Plant trees in the jungle to re-populate the rainforest
  • Visit the Mari Mari cultural village and see the head hunting tribes
  • Do one of the best island to island zip lines in the world