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January 4, 2016 / Announcements

OFFICIAL RELEASE — ScanAm Launches New Logo and Destination, Antarctica

  • Logo and Antarctica Destination Launch Party | Cakes: Christina Rasmussen | Scandinavian American World Tours
    ScanAm's new logo, launched 1.4.2016, perched atop a gorgeous lingonberry and flower cake by Christina Rasmussen.

Tour operator in 35th season launches new logo, new destination

JAN. 4, 2016—Scandinavian American World Tours, Inc., a United States-based tour operator with 33 years’ experience in providing outstanding escorted and custom travel arrangements to the Scandinavian and Nordic regions, is pleased to announce the arrival of a new brand logo and an exciting new destination: Antarctica. These transformational changes come on the heels of multiple additions to our product offers, such as new budget tour series Nordic Essence and our new destination-driven newsletter offers. There’s a lot going on, and we wanted to start the New Year off with a bang!

Penguins congregate on a floating iceberg near Antarctica's shores. | Photo: Marsel van Oosten

Antarctica Destination Launch

Based in a concrete partnership with reputable Norwegian sea voyage master, Hurtigruten, our four new hands-on cruises to the remote and virtually untouched continent of Antarctica were introduced to the public in mid-November.

One of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, Antarctica is an unsullied natural wonder containing a range of wildlife found in very few places on Earth. Whales, seals, and an incredible concentration of penguins inhabit the world’s seventh continent, filling the largest polar desert on the planet to the brim with teeming wildlife. Most closely accessible by sailing south from Chile’s Tierra del Fuego region (the famous ‘Land of Fire’), tours to Antarctica begin with a sailing of the Chilean fjord region or a walk through the charming 18th-century colonial streets of Uruguay’s Montevideo. These tours typically include stops in the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, and South American towns such as Santiago, Punta Arenas, and Puerto Williams/Puerto Madryn.

Travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy multiple landings on the Antarctic continent during their chosen cruise, which are included, as well as optional excursions booked on site. Incorporated activities in Antarctica include landings via Polarcirkel boat at several sites—Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbor, Cuverville Island, Neko Harbor, and Paradise Harbor among them—with visits to resident colonies of penguins, an on-board lecture series covering various topics relating to each region (history, environment, native wildlife, and guidelines for visiting), and additional on-board activities. Click here to view an itinerary for more information regarding this once-in-a-lifetime tour series.

The ScanAm family enjoying a laugh, cake, and champagne for the New Year, the launch of our new company logo, and new destination Antarctica. God Jul!

About Scandinavian American World Tours

Established in 1982, Scandinavian American World Tours (also known by its shorter byname, ScanAm) is a Scandinavian-run travel agency dedicated to pursuing our clients’ wanderlust with savvy, experience-driven ingenuity. All of our agents are native Scandinavians or have lived in the Scandinavian region for an extended period of time—they’ve traveled throughout each country and racked up unique encounters with locals, witnessed pristine wildlife, and engaged in many of the same activities they send their clients on. As a company, we’ve made it our mission over the past three decades to build lasting relationships with cruise lines, historic hotels, exceptional hotel chains, small hostelries, rail lines, and ferries in the regions we operate within. We send our clients to some of the most extraordinary places on the planet, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition of excellence in travel.

As we enter our 35th season, we hope you’ll join us in exploring the amazing lands we’ve spent our lives falling in love with over and over again. Whether you’re looking to gaze in awe at the icy outline of the Northern Lights through the clear ceiling of a glass igloo in Finnish Lapland, tread the ancient cobblestone byways of Stockholm’s Old Town, or embark on a 12-day sailing of Norway’s coast and fjords, we can help you plan for the ultimate travel experience!

—The Team at ScanAm

Logo and Antarctica Destination Launch

Download the official release here!

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