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6 Seal Species You Might See On Your Greenland Cruise

6 Seal Species You Might See On Your Greenland Cruise

by Daniel Fox Blog

Seals play a big role in the history of Greenland. They’ve been a source of food, clothing, and other supplies for centuries and without them...

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The mysterious story of the Greenland shark

The mysterious story of the Greenland shark

by Robert C. Brears Blog

Although the Arctic appears to be an unlikely habitat for sharks the Greenland shark is found in abundant numbers in the cold Arctic waters....

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Werden wir uns wiedersehen?

Werden wir uns wiedersehen?

by Simone Furrer Customer story

Ich steige in das Flugzeug in der Hoffnung, dich hier im hohen Norden zu finden, weit weg von meinem Daheim. Lange habe ich auf diesen Moment...

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Once in a lifetime … or …?

Once in a lifetime … or …?

by Jacqueline Pruijsers Customer story

“Goodmoooorning folks, goodmooorning”, the voice from our expedition leader Nathan echoed through our cosy triple porthole cabin on board of...

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Lifestyles of the Inuit

Lifestyles of the Inuit

by Robert C. Brears Blog

The Inuit are a people who speak the languages of the Eskaleutian family who reside in the four countries that surround the North Pole: Greenland,...

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Mesmerised by the wild beauty of Svalbard

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

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

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?

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

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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OTL16-16, trip log | Greenland, Scoresby sound

OTL16-16, trip log | Greenland, Scoresby sound

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Our crossing of the Denmark Strait today was blessed with clear skies and calm waters. For what can be a notorious stretch of water, the conditions...

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PLA16-16, trip log | Spitsbergen - East Greenland

PLA16-16, trip log | Spitsbergen - East Greenland

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Patches of clouds swept the sky. Northern Fulmars patrolled the water surface, gliding along like watchers of the deep. The Plancius gracefully...

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OTL14-16, trip log | Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

OTL14-16, trip log | Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

We arrived at the anchorage position just as the briefings finished and, before too long Group 1 was ready at the gangway to be taken ashore...

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PLA15-16, trip log | North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Special

PLA15-16, trip log | North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Special

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

Morning sunlight and Andrew’s voice woke us at 07.00am. After the first night’s sleep aboard Plancius we were better rested and eager to explore...

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PLA14-16, trip log | Round Spitsbergen - Kvitoya

PLA14-16, trip log | Round Spitsbergen - Kvitoya

by Oceanwide Expeditions Triplog

We awoke to the sound of our intrepid leader Andrew’s voice wafting through the ship’s speaker system. A lovely calm soothing voice it was, followed...

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PLA13-16, trip log | Round Spitsbergen

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

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

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

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

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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