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Expedition to the Top of the World

Departing from Svalbard our Russian ship carried us north to within 600 miles of the North Pole before working its way southward to Greenland and our final destination in Iceland. Our spectacular Arctic cruise was bracketed by visits to old friends in both Norway and Iceland.

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Fog Shrouded Polar Sea Ice, Greenland
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Paul Ackerman
The ship entered Reykjavik harbor in the early morning hours on the final day of our two week cruise. The sparkling waterfront with its brightly colored houses offered a warm welcome as did our …
Arctic Reindeer
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Paul Ackerman
Our crossing from Norway to Greenland took three days, our route taking us along the southern edges the massive ice sheet which covers the polar sea. The ship even made a non-scheduled detour into …
Polar Bear and Cub, Spitsbergen
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Paul Ackerman
Ever since Christopher Columbus discovered that his route to the Orient was blocked by a new and unexpected continent, the quest for a Northwest Passage – a sea route from the Atlantic to the …
Icebergs in Greenland
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Paul Ackerman
We had traveled to the Bottom of the World ten years ago when we sailed to Antarctica and so it was just a matter of time before we set off to visit the Top of the World as well. The two Polar …

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