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The Hardy and Amazing Flora of the Arctic Tundra

The surprising reality to those that travel there is that the white drifts and landscape of the Arctic are actually quite beautiful. The flo

The A to Z Guide to Cruising the Antarctic

Like many of life’s most rewarding experiences, an exploration of the South Pole takes some preparation and knowledge. You’ll be sailing int

How and When Did Greenland Become Covered in Ice?

Although it may be difficult to believe, there was a time when Greenland was primarily covered in the green within its name as opposed to ic

World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day! April 25th - a day in celebration of the world’s most formal of our feathered friends. They hop, they skip, they jump, th

All About Ice: Glaciers and Icebergs of the Arctic and Antarctica

Glaciers and icebergs represent two of the most important facets of Earth's ecosystem, accounting for 68.7% of the world's freshwater supply

Humpback whales at Wilhelmina Bay - Antarctic Peninsula

As we moved away from the ship, the Zodiacs scattered in several directions. I took my Zodiac into Brooklyn Channel, between the two islands

No Patches, Pills, or Tablets: Seven Natural Seasickness Remedies

Just because you're embarking on polar sea travel doesn't mean you need to spend the whole voyage leaning over the rail. If you're anticipat

How Polar Bears and Musk Oxen Survive in the Arctic

There are numerous animals throughout the Arctic Ocean that survive in a climate that many people find almost unbearable. Interestingly, man

Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Anyone who goes on an expedition to the right part of the globe can encounter huge amounts of ice, but Greenland has something very unique:

A Day of Whale Watching in Antarctica

This morning we awoke early to enjoy the first light in Wilhelmina Bay, with the snow and cloud blanketing the surrounding mountains. As da

A Day of Basecamp in Antarctica – Paradise Harbour

After another early morning picking up our camping group we arrived at the entrance to Lemaire Channel. Snow and some mist around the top of

Life in the Polar Regions

Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica. That's all there is to it, right? Well, actually, no. There's a lot more to it. Though th

Come for the Adventure, Go Home as a Hero

Bit of a busybody, are you? Lying around isn’t quite your thing? Ours either. That’s why we’ve put together a particular Arctic cruise we th

The Polar Bear: Top of the Arctic Animal Food Chain

You did it! You made the call you’ve wanted to make for years and booked yourself an Arctic Adventure. You made your flight, you sailed the

Camping in Antarctica: a True Expedition Experience

We tend to associate camping with warm summer nights, dinners cooked over an open fire, and quiet mountain lakes. But that’s not the only ki

5 Must Read Books on Antarctic History

Antarctica is a long way from anywhere, and thank goodness, as you’ll need all the reading time you can get. Considering that this continen

Discover the Scoresby Sund Fjord System in East Greenland

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Greenland? Then one thing you do not want to miss is visiting the largest fjord on earth with spectacul

South Georgia in Spring

March, may be the best time of the year to be in South Georgia! The wildlife is plentiful and the light is just magical for photographs.