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Mesmerised by the wild beauty of Svalbard

by Myrtle Ryan Customer story

Myrtle Ryan found herself mesmerised by the wild beauty of the icy high Arctic, and the many fascinating creatures which call it home. A customer...

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Amphibian, reptiles and herbivore mammals in the Arctic

by Robert C. Brears Blog

Arctic ecosystems are relatively young in terms of geological time, having developed mainly over the past three million years. In general, species...

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Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

by Robert C. Brears Blog

The Arctic, which may be of a surprise, is home to an abundant and diverse range of freshwater ecosystems including lakes, ponds, rivers and...

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Want a Sneak Preview of Your Antarctica Cruise?

by Daniel Fox Blog

You’ll have to put some effort into taking a bad picture of Antarctica. The landscapes offer starkly beautiful vistas in every direction.

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A Rare Chance to Explore the Remote Ross Sea and Antarctica’s Largest Ice Shelf

by Oceanwide Expeditions News

Oceanwide Expeditions’ “Spectacular Ross Sea” voyage takes passengers through the Ross Sea, an immense bay south of the Antarctic Circle, one...

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"Major Tom, I wish you’d known..."

by Barbara Gambini Customer story

Grey sky. I wake up with a cotton-padded head: all noises and thoughts come muffled up, both from the outside and the inside. Alas, today’s plan...

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The disastrous expedition in the Arctic west

by Robert C. Brears Blog

In 1902, Otto Sverdrup, captain of the Fram on Nansen’s expedition, led his own expedition to the Arctic north of Canada. Over the period of...

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The polar bear: king of the Arctic food chain

by Robert C. Brears Blog

The polar bear is the world’s largest species of bear and the largest land predator. There is a large difference in size between male and female...

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Environmentally-Minded Tourists Cleaning Beaches in Northwest Spitsbergen

by Oceanwide Expeditions News

Tourists of the “Eco Volunteer, North Spitsbergen” trip organized by Oceanwide Expeditions have been cleaning the beaches of Northwest Spitsbergen....

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5 Misconceptions You Might Have About Greenland

by Daniel Fox Blog

Greenland isn’t dark the entire year round. It isn’t always bitterly cold either...

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8 Whales You Might See during Your Antarctica Cruise

by Daniel Fox Blog

They’re powerful. They’re beautiful. Some of them are really really big. Whales are a wonder of the natural world. Whale-watching is one of the...

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The mysteries of the beluga whale

by Robert C. Brears Blog

Beluga whales are distributed through the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, from the west coast of Greenland to Svalbard. Male adult...

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PLA13-16, trip log | Round Spitsbergen

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Our first morning on board Plancius we are woken at 7 am to enjoy views of the glac‐ ier Lilliehöökbreen. The skies are a bit overcast, bringing...

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OTL11-16, trip log | Around Spitsbergen

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

After the really nice clear weather yesterday this morning we had an overcast sky and a very light drizzle. Hardly any wind though and is didn’t...

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OTL10-16, trip log | Around Spitsbergen

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Upon landing in Ny Ålesund everyone got a chance to explore the museum, gift shop, the world’s most northerly post office, the waffel stand and...

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OTL09-16, trip log | Around Spitsbergen

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

As we sailed through Woodfjorden Frigga spotted the bear walking north along the coast line on Reindyrflya and it was a perfect start to our...

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OTL08-16, trip log | Cleaning the shore - Polar Bear Special

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

We woke up to the first exciting morning a board the Ortelius, which started with a breakfast buffet. The morning was used to get us all ready...

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PLA08-16, trip log | Polar Bear Special

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

The day dawned misty, the tendrils of fog sweeping the sides of the mighty Plancius as she gracefully glided through the sea. The morning was...

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OTL07-16, trip log | North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Our overnight passage was a little bit choppy and we awoke to rain and low cloud. However, by mid morning the cloud began to clear and we soon...

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PLA07-16, Trip log | Polar Bear Special

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

I think most of us were still at desert after a perfect diner when the Polar Bear was found. A big one, on a kill just at the ice edge. Again...

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