Arctic Travel Articles

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An Arctic fox gazes across the lanscape
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote coves
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
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Fishing village in the arctic
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The Polar Experience
Polar trips may seem a bit intimidating, even to well-seasoned travelers.  However, both regions are more accessible and more traveled than many assume.  Adventure Life is a leader in polar …
Cruise Options for Active Travelers
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Adventure cruising goes luxury
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
Cake, Candles, Gifts...and Antarctica?
Adventure Life Trip Planner, Mary, has unique plans for her upcoming birthday. Despite a cake, and a song, and well-wishes, this celebration will definitely be like none other she has ever …
Wildlife Guide to Polar Regions
Thanks to Coca-Cola commercials and cartoons, we are led to believe that polar bears and penguins coexist in harmony on both of the world's icy poles.  As cute as it may seem, that image of …
Comparing the Two Polar Regions: Antarctica and Arctic Cruising
While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the Arctic Circle at the northern pole and Antarctica to south, also display stark differences. Comparing their environments, geographical …
Discover Iceland on an Adventure Cruise
Iceland lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the dividing line between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This small island is northwest of England and east of Greenland. Its northern edge …
Canada: From Sea to Sea
Canada covers a sizeable portion of the North American continent, spanning from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and all the way up to the Arctic Ocean; it is second in size only to Russia. Canada also …
Arctic Cruise to Frozen Paradise
The North Pole brings to mind a stark land of cold, snow, and polar bears (and perhaps visions of Santa and Mrs. Claus and a group of hard-working elves). Visiting this remote region is a trip of …
Enjoy a Norway Cruise
Norway, nicknamed “Land of the Midnight Sun,” offers its travelers a unique majesty. Its snow-crested peaks and glacier-born fjords symbolize the wilderness culture. Norway is a balanced mix of …
Cruise the Arctic Svalbard Islands
A Svalbard cruise takes you to an Arctic archipelago north of Norway, only about 600 miles from the North Pole. It was most likely discovered by Viking or Russian explorers in the late 12th century, …
Cruise Finland!
Lying to the north along the Baltic Sea is an outdoorsman’s paradise of emerald forests edging up to countless pristine lakes. While Finland is the seventh largest country in terms of land area, …
Flannan Islands Discovery on a Scotland Cruise
The Flannan Islands lie about 20 miles west of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. They consist of seven main islands, 45 rocks and islets split into two groups: the main eastern …
Cruise the Faroe Islands
Nestled in the North Atlantic Ocean are eighteen majestically protruding islands, secluded from any other civilization by miles of water. A tour of these islands spoils travelers with wave-sculpted …
Arctic Cruises to Spitsbergen Island!
If you are interested in Arctic adventure cruises, you may want to choose a vacation package that brings you to Spitsbergen. Located in the Svalbard archipelago, it is the largest island in the …
Arctic Cruise: When to Go?
Though the austere Arctic landscape is often imagined to be a cold white wasteland, the brief months of summer see the flora blossoming and the fauna emerging from their long winter dormancy. …
Island Discovery on a Jan Mayen Cruise
Jan Mayen is a tiny volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean, 600 miles west of Norway and 350 miles north of Iceland. It is dominated by the 7,470-foot-high Mt. Beerenberg, the northernmost …
Antarctic vs. Arctic Pole Comparison
Polar Travel Antarctica Cruises Arctic Cruises Arctic Land Trips Click here to start planning your trip. While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the North and South Poles …
Antarctic vs. Arctic Pole Comparison
Polar Travel Antarctica Cruises Arctic Cruises Arctic Land Trips Click here to start planning your trip. While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the North and South …
Wildlife Viewing Tips for Your Adventure Tours!
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …

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