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Travel Articles: Arctic
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 from such vacations is the very thing that keeps others away from them."
However, this is changing as there has been an increase ofcruise options …
The Arctic brings to mind scenes of ice, snow, and barren stretches of land. Though it is a remote part of the world, it offers travelers so much more than these things! Intriguing culture, remarkable wildlife, fascinating history, and breathtaking landscape are all experienced during a visit to the Arctic.
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. Find out the best time to visit the Arctic based on your interests and expectations.
Comparing the Two Polar Regions: Antarctica and Arctic Cruising
Many people assume that the Arctic and Antarctic are similar, just at different ends of the earth. Vast differences in the environment, geographical properties, climate, and wildlife may result in some rather surprising realizations of each destination.
Mystery of Franklin Expedition Ship Solved!
One of Canada's greatest mysteries has now been solved! On September 7, 2014, one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition was found. Learn more about this intriguing discovery.
The Mystery of Franklin's Lost Ships
Adventure Life partner, One Ocean Expeditions, was invited by The Canadian Government on the Parks Canada led "Victoria Strait Expedition." The purpose of this was to finally find the fabled ships that were lost during Captain Sir John Franklin's expedition in 1845. Learn about this exciting event and mysteries that surround it.
The Polar Experience
The Polar regions are true adventure destinations that are still being discovered by even the most well-seasoned travelers. Planning a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica can be intimidating to people who have a lot of travel experience, let alone those who do not. As experts in Polar travel, let us make it easy to determine the best trip for you!
Wildlife Guide to Polar Regions
Which Polar region is home to penguins? Or how about those elusive narwhals? Before your travels, it will be helpful to learn more about the different species that inhabit the Polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica. You may be surprised to learn the differences!
Mary's Mother-Daughter Greenland and Arctic tour!
Arctic Cruise on the Akademik Ioffe
Arctic Cruise on the Akademik Ioffe: A journey through Spitsbergen, Eastern Greenland & Iceland with a group of 21 students and teachers from the China Association for Scientific Expedition.
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.
Wildlife Viewing Tips for Your Adventure Tours!
While on one of our adventures,you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention! However, we can all use a little advice on spotting those elusive or skittish species. Having a great guide during your travels is always key, but here are a few other helpful tips to practice when on your wildlife adventure.
1. Get up …
Explore the World’s Largest Island on a Greenland Cruise!
Greenland is covered in over 80% ice, but the climate of this frozen island actually allows for a unique travel experience. Explore the beautiful natural environment of this massive island. Learn a little more about what Greenland has to offer curious & adventurous travelers.
Not to be fooled by its name, Iceland offers its visitors a surprisingly temperate climate and awe-inspiring island environment to explore. The nation also has a rich culture displayed in its innovative art, literature and music. Experience the incredible Northern Lights, a variety of wildlife, and unique opportunities for adventure all within this small country.
Canada: From Sea to Sea
Travelers sometimes overlook that they can experience the Arctic conveniently in our neighboring Canada. The vastness of this country results in a beautifully diverse landscape, a variety of wildlife, interesting history, and many different cultural characteristics. With so much to offer, it is a great destination for all types of travelers!
Catching Arctic Fever
On the Floe Edge – Seven Hours North of Baffin Island
Last June, travel journalist Liz Fleming joined the Arctic Kingdom team for the polar bear and narwhal safari north of Pond Inlet in Sirmilik National Park. Her blog posts give a day-by-day look at life on the ice, 80 kilometers from anywhere.
Arctic Cruise Journal - Betty Wittels
Read the first-hand account of traveler, Betty Wittels, and her experiences in the Arctic. Betty traveled to the Arctic onboard the research ship, Professor Molchanov.
My journey to Canada, Greenland, The North West Passage, and through the amazing Canadian Rockies is about to commence. Leaving on a jet plane from Sydney International Airport early on Tuesday, 18th August for a month. Nervous. Excited!
Northwest Passage Cruise on the Clipper Adventurer
Beau Pinkerton and I just finished a cruise thru the NW Passage from W. Greenland to Kugluktuk, Nunavut above Alberta in Sept 2012. The crew and staff were fantastic, thefood ''off the chart'', and the trips ashore to see wildlife and visiting Inuit villages excellent and well planned. I had a blast visiting remote islands, villages, exploration …
The unique artic environment that makes Greenland travel so celebrated has also proven a challenge for both historic and modern-day Greenlanders. The tale of Greenland’s history is dotted with the reoccurring theme of incredible strength and endurance of its inhabitants, and their remarkable ability to turn an artic …
Whale Encounter of a Lifetime
On a recent voyage of the Plancius, passengers were able to witness an incredible sight. While looking outat the edge of the sea ice between Northeast Greenland and Spitsbergen, they counted between 80-100 Bowhead Whales! That number of these great creatures, which grow up to 60 feet long, congregating in the same area is impressive enough. …
Return of a Legend
The Kapitan Khlebnikov is back in action! This renowned ice breaker vessel is able to reach remote polar regions that are inaccessible to most other passenger expedition ships. This means access to places rarely explored by tourists. Perhaps it will provide the perfect way for you to explore the Arctic.
Adventure cruising goes luxury
Small ship cruising has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels. Operators have recognized their ability to offer creature comforts and luxury while still providing the same adventures as expedition trips. Discover how you can have the best of both worlds on a luxury small ship cruise!
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