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  • A Northwest Passage Legend: Knud Rasmussen and his Fifth Thule Expedition

    A Northwest Passage Legend: Knud Rasmussen and his Fifth Thule Expedition

    Follow in the footsteps of Knud Rasmussen to experience the history and wilderness of the Northwest Passage first-hand.

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  • Following Legends: The Unique Experience of Traveling in Roald Amundsen's Footsteps

    Following Legends: The Unique Experience of Traveling in Roald Amundsen's Footsteps

    Follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers on an Arctic expedition through the famous Northwest Passage, the icy sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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  • Modern-day Expedition Travel: Exploring the Legendary Northwest Passage

    Modern-day Expedition Travel: Exploring the Legendary Northwest Passage

    Transit the fabled Northwest Passage shipping route from Europe to Asia, exploring its fascinating lore and history, vast wilderness, and authentic high Arctic communities along the way.

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  • Northwest Passage | Unforgettable Polar Moments40:18

    Northwest Passage | Unforgettable Polar Moments

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  • Franklin's Lost Expedition: Myths, Mystery & Modern Day Relics

    Franklin's Lost Expedition: Myths, Mystery & Modern Day Relics

    The story of Franklin's lost expedition is one that still fascinates today, so much so that international researchers are still investigating potential causes of the deaths of all 129 men and...

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  • Top Arctic Views: 5 Vantage Points You Won’t Find Anywhere Else on Earth

    Top Arctic Views: 5 Vantage Points You Won’t Find Anywhere Else on Earth

    Looking for a change in pace and perspective? An Arctic expedition delivers a travel experience unlike any other. Check out these rare, incredible views.

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  • Your Guide to the Most Popular Arctic Expedition Destinations

    Your Guide to the Most Popular Arctic Expedition Destinations

    Where can you go on an Arctic expedition? Explore Greenland, Spitsbergen, Baffin Island and the Canadian High Arctic, and the North Pole to see what each destination has to offer.

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Arctic

    Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Arctic

    Why visit the Arctic? From fascinating polar wildlife to spectacular Northern Lights and bird cliffs, we're exploring the top 10 reasons you'll want to visit the Arctic this year.

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  • Baffin Island Communities: What You’ll See & Do in Pangnirtung & Iqaluit

    Baffin Island Communities: What You’ll See & Do in Pangnirtung & Iqaluit

    Why is Baffin Island in Nunavut the hottest new Arctic destination? In this post, explore Pangnirtung and Iqaluit and discover why each is a fascinating landing site on expedition.

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  • River of White – Across the Northwest Passage

    River of White – Across the Northwest Passage

    This is no trip to the zoo--Arctic expedition passengers cruise in Zodiacs, in search of whales in their natural Arctic habitat. Wait until you see what they found.

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  • 7 Positive Traits Strengthened by Polar Expedition Travel

    7 Positive Traits Strengthened by Polar Expedition Travel

    Why do people travel to the ends of the Earth when, like any sensible hobbit, they could just hunker down and relax at home? Travel fulfills in us a need to explore, learn and experience new...

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  • The Northwest Passage: Three Weeks in the High Arctic

    The Northwest Passage: Three Weeks in the High Arctic

    Daven Hafey shares a 'day in the life' perspective from on board a small expedition ship, exploring the High Arctic via the famous Northwest Passage.

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  • Spotlight on Baffin Island: A Largely Untouched Arctic Adventure Destination

    Spotlight on Baffin Island: A Largely Untouched Arctic Adventure Destination

    Explore Baffin Island in the Canadian High Arctic and see what there is to do, see and experience here on your Arctic expedition!

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  • Franklin Expedition’s Long-Lost HMS Terror Found in Canadian Arctic

    Franklin Expedition’s Long-Lost HMS Terror Found in Canadian Arctic

    Researchers have solved one of the greatest mysteries in polar exploration with their discovery of the second ship abandoned by Sir John Franklin and his crew in 1848. The search that spanned 168...

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  • Meet the Narwhal: A Near-Threatened Arctic Animal

    Meet the Narwhal: A Near-Threatened Arctic Animal

    Spotting a narwhal on an arctic expedition may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, given that only 75,000 of these legendary creatures still roam the arctic waters around Greenland, Canada and Russia.

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  • Inuit Throat Singing - A Mesmerizing Experience

    Inuit Throat Singing - A Mesmerizing Experience

    Two young women in flowing traditional Inuit amautis -- one white, one purple -- clasp one another’s arms and stand face to face, rocking and swaying in front of a mesmerized audience, their...

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  • The Top Shipwrecks of the Arctic

    The Top Shipwrecks of the Arctic

    Explore the history and legend of the top shipwrecks in the Arctic. Learn how you can explore the Arctic on an expedition of your own!

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  • Failed Attempts at Traversing the Northwest Passage

    Failed Attempts at Traversing the Northwest Passage

    The Northwest Passage has long been considered one of the most important marine paths in history, shortening the distance between Europe and eastern Asia by thousands of miles. This passage, once...

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  • Top Polar Grave Sites: Visit Mysterious Thule Graves, Franklin’s Crew & More

    Top Polar Grave Sites: Visit Mysterious Thule Graves, Franklin’s Crew & More

     The story of polar exploration involves many nations and peoples, some of whom remain buried in the Arctic, Antarctica and surrounding regions. Some of these grave sites are still accessible to...

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  • Arctic Circumnavigation and Semi-Circumnavigation Expeditions0:38

    Arctic Circumnavigation and Semi-Circumnavigation Expeditions

    In summer 2016, iconic icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will depart Anadyr, Russia for an epic 75-day circumnavigation consisting of 4 back-to-back guided Arctic expeditions. Though travelers can choose

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