Planning to go to the Arctic to watch the Northern Lights? Or maybe you’ve signed up for an expedition cruise to Antarctica? It can be difficult to know what to pack. That’s why Phoebe decided to dedicate this month’s ‘Gear Guru’ section, in Wanderlust magazine, to the topic.

Walking in the Arctic can be sunny, but still cold, so layers are definitely required © Phoebe Smith

From exploring the Arctic’s icy tundra to watching whales and photographing penguins in Antarctica, dressing right for an adventurous water-based trip (with shore landings) is key. Phoebe has selected 18 key items to consider taking with you including binoculars, long johns and duvet jackets.

Suit up properly for the Polar regions and you can enjoy all the ice in comfort © Phoebe Smith

Check out her recommendations here and happy adventuring!