Ever dreamed of spotting a polar bear in the wild? How about visiting the world's most northerly capital? Or escaping to a remote island? If your answer is yes, Svalbard should definitely be on your travel list.
Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a blue whale in the wild, Europe has something to offer. James Lowen, author of 52 European Wildlife Weekends, discusses the highlights.