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The Arctic’s Most Phenomenal Fjords

Fjords are a phenomenon typically associated with the steep, deep-forested coastlines of Norway, particularly the Arctic regions of Northern...

Peaks, Fjords, and Auroras: 14 East Greenland Attractions

Nothing against the west coast, but many travelers agree it is more touristic and developed (and hence, less wild and adventurous) than Greenland’s...

The Arctic Hare: Easter Bunny²

In preparation for Easter Sunday, let’s explore all the ways this so-called polar rabbit (which really isn’t a rabbit at all) might in fact make...

Arctic and a Coffee: Interview with a Polar Sailing Captain

Some people travel to the Arctic for the polar bears and seabirds, others for all those ice-spackled bays and peaks dusted with snow no hand...

Two for the Snow: Polar Cruises for Couples

You know the old saying, “Cold hands, warm heart.” We’re not doctors or anything, but in our opinion that bodes well for couples who visit the...

Where the Polar Bears Roam

Going to the Arctic without clapping eyes on a real-life polar bear might reasonably be compared to visiting Africa without seeing a giraffe...

8 Scientific Wonders of the Arctic

The Arctic’s frozen landscape not only contains scenic gems, it also prompts fascinating advances in research. Here are some of the eight best.

Tracking Greenland’s Wildlife from Space

Despite Greenland’s harsh environment, life has found a way to thrive there. If you’re lucky enough to embark on a Greenland cruise, you stand...

Bring out the Bowheads: Our Largest Whale Count in Years

Researchers aboard Oceanwide Expeditions vessel m/v Plancius spotted between 104—114 bowhead whales during a June 1st cruise along the east Greenland...

Amazing Greenland

If you ever get the chance to take a trip to Greenland, you will be amazed by its coastlines, fjords, ice-covered peaks, and great expanse of...

Arctic Foxes: the Constant Gardeners of the Arctic

The Arctic fox is a circumpolar species found across the Arctic, extending from Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard across Eurasia to North America....

Secrets of the Snowy Owl: Habitat, Adaptations, and Other Facts

The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus), also known as the great white owl or Arctic owl, is one of the most distinctive bird species on the planet....

Narwhals: the Aquatic Unicorns of the Arctic

The narwhal is an Arctic-based whale that spends most of its life in the waters off Greenland, Svalbard, Russia, and Canada. Some estimates put...

Birds of the North: 22 Arctic Birds and Seabirds

Arctic wildlife exists in a category unto itself, and for good reason. But often Arctic birds get undeservedly overlooked. Here are 22 all-too-unsung...

Under the Northern Lights of Greenland

Driving towards the port in Akureyri, I recognized Plancius from miles away. This was the ship that once took me to the end of the Earth, the...

10 Tried-and-True Bird Photography Tips

It’s easy to understand the human fascination with birds: They’re beautiful, graceful (usually), and physiologically equipped to take flight...

PLA17-18, logbuch, Ostgrönland und Aurora Borealis

Doch kurz bevor wir hinausgehen, ertönt die Durchsage, dass ein zweiter Eisbär entdeckt wurde – dieses Mal auf einem etwas weiter entfernten...

PLA16-18, logbuch, Spitzbergen, Nord Grönland und Aurora Borealis

Der erste Expeditionstag. Wir sind alle sehr gespannt. Viele neue Erfahrungen und Erlebnisse liegen vor uns und es gibt jede Menge Neues zu entdecken...

PLA17-17, logbuch, Scoresbysund – Aurora Borealis

Endlich! Der Sturm war vorbei und wir hatten den Schutz des Scoresbysunds erreicht. Schluss mit Surfen! Die Gesichter unserer Mitreisenden sahen...

PLA16-17, trip log, Scoresbysund – Aurora Borealis

Last night, some auroras lightened the sky until very early morning so some of us did not have a long sleep, especially those who got up before...

PLA15-17, logbuch, Spitzbergen – Nordost-Grönland

Dort stand eine kleine Trapperhütte, vom Schweden Stockholm-Sven 1938 gebaut, die wir uns kurz ansehen konnten. Als wir alle versammelt waren,...

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