It seemed like 2023 was the year it became cool to be really, really cool – freezing to be precise. The popularity of the ice bath escaped beyond athletes’ recovery rooms and everyone from the likes of Lizzo, Harry Styles, Hailey Bieber and Joe Rogan appeared to be singing the praises of the cold plunge.
While this latest biohacking trend has been around since the Romans – the benefits of which are claimed to include improved circulation, reduced inflammation and boosted metabolism – TCS World Travel is jetting the therapy into the 21st century with a unique jet expedition that is based entirely around taking the plunge.
The Nordic Adventure swaps the Balearics for the Baltic, the Dalmatian coast for the Labrador Sea, with a 20-day itinerary that takes guests directly to the coldest waters across Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
The exclusive experience, taking place July 4–18, utilizes Titan Airways’ Airbus A321, which has been reconfigured with only 52 first-class flatbed seats, each offering over 6ft of personal space.
Guests will be hosted by TCS World Travel’s president, Shelley Cline, and an experienced crew of two pilots, an onboard chef and seven flight attendants, who will accompany from start to finish. A dedicated physician will also join for the entirety journey to provide guests with the ultimate piece of mind.
The trip begins in the world’s northernmost capital, where guests can explore Reykjavík’s modern dining scene or embark on outdoor adventures such as snowmobiling and volcano hiking, before climbing to the top of the world in Greenland.
Here, guests will spend five days tracking the midnight sun and exploring the ever-changing Arctic landscape of craggy ice fjords, icebergs and pristine glaciers on board the private luxury cruise from Quark Expeditions.
While the Arctic waters of Greenland will provide the ideal icy opportunity for a polar plunge, guests can also learn the traditions of the indigenous cultures, with a guided visit to an Inuit settlement or a tundra-to-table dinner experience.
Other highlights include day trips to the medieval city of Tallinn in Estonia, and the Faroe Islands to explore the archipelago’s virtually untouched natural treasures.
During the all-inclusive expedition, guests will stay in a series of luxury accommodations, while the veteran expedition team handles all logistics and gratuities.
TCS World Travel The Nordic Adventure expedition costs $119,950 per person (based on double occupancy).