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WE CAN DO IT, WITH YOUR VOTES!

20.09.2019. To our delight, Oceanwide Expeditions has been nominated as World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Taking the Polar Plunge

There are some human activities that for many people simply defy understanding: We juggle chainsaws, we breathe fire, we fling ourselves out...

Guide Tips, Testimonials, and Highlights from North Norway

Falling just inside the Arctic Circle, North Norway is a wildlife-rich span of majestic fjords, enchanting islands, and deep-forested Nordic...

Seven Tips to Get the Most out of Your Expedition Cruise

An expedition cruise you consider bland, poor, even disastrous, might be one another traveler calls the trip of a lifetime. And your appraisal...

Oceanwide Expeditions cleanup removes 1,000 kg of plastic from Svalbard

22.08.2019. Thirteen Oceanwide guides and 50 passengers removed roughly 1,000 kg (2,200 pounds) of plastic from the beaches of Svalbard last week, about...

Top 10 Tips for Packing Your Polar Photography Equipment

The most common question I receive from passengers before they leave for an Arctic or Antarctic expedition cruise is, “What should I bring?”...

Five Sites, Attractions, and Activities of Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is the bustling Argentinian setting that serves as the embarkation point for our 20-night Antarctic extravaganzas. Book-ended by...

Birds of the South: 33 Antarctic Birds and Seabirds

Even if you don’t throw penguins into the mix, these wildlife-rich Antarctic regions offer some of the best hotspots for birdwatching on the...

Hondius Around Spitsbergen

We are Ximena and Michelle, tour operators from the Dutch company Norge Reiser. It was our first time in the Arctic, and we were very excited...

A Day on m/v Plancius

Stepping aboard Oceanwide’s longest-running expedition vessel, it’s easy to forget she’s been making voyages to the polar regions since “Afternoon...

An Incredible Adventure on a Tall Ship

Ever since discovering Svalbard on the map a little over a year ago, I had felt a desperate need to explore this Arctic archipelago for myself....

The Best Arctic and Antarctic Trips for Families

Polar expedition cruises are commonly taken by couples and a growing number of solo travelers, but that doesn’t mean the buck stops there. And...

Oceanwide Expeditions’ “Wild, Wild South” video an Adventure in Motion finalist

11.07.2019. Oceanwide’s short video, “Wild, Wild South: Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica,” has been selected as a finalist in the sixth annual Adventure...

PLA16-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen - Nordostgrönland

Nicht all zu lange später konnten wir dann auch schon unser neu angeeignetes Wissen in der Praxis demonstrieren. Wir bestiegen die Zodiacs für...

PLA15-19, logbuch, Nord Spitzbergen

An Bord wollte Philipp uns dann vor dem Abendessen noch die Pläne für unsere Reise vorstellen, doch er kam nicht weit. Ein Blauwal stohl ihm...

HDS11-19, trip log, North and Around Spitsbergen

The second hiking option was to walk to the “hanging garden” under the cliffs of the fjord, where we spotted reindeer and a white arctic fox...

PLA14-19, logbuch, Spitzbergen Umrundung

Der Engländer Ernest Mansfield hat hier mit seiner „Northern Exploration Company“ um 1911/1912 einen Marmorsteinbruch etabliert. Die Qualität...

HDS09-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

After a mandatory safety briefing delivered by our Hotel Manager Michael, and the Chief Officer Matei, followed by a safety drill, we were...

HDS08-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

We were shuttled ashore by zodiac and given time to wander around the museum, visit the small gift shop and send post cards home to loved ones...

HDS07-19, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

As breakfast was being served, we cruised in to Lilliehöökfjord, the sun was shining brightly on the calm, turquoise waters as we headed towards...

PLA09-19, logbuch, Umrundung Spitzbergen

Die vorhandene Infrastruktur stellte sich kurze Zeit später in den Dienste der Forschung, und heutzutage beheimatet Ny Ålesund dank der biologischen...

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