Polar Activities

Hiking, History, Kayaking, Culture, Photography in the Polar Regions

  • Sea Kayaking with Keith Perry in Greenland

    Sea Kayaking with Keith Perry in Greenland

    What's it like to participate in the kayaking program on your Greenland expedition? Passenger Keith Perry shares his experience and photos from his trip.

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  • 5 Reasons Greenland Should Be Your Next Arctic Expedition Destination

    5 Reasons Greenland Should Be Your Next Arctic Expedition Destination

    Is Greenland on your bucket list? It should be! Massive fjords and stunning wilderness are calling. Check out these 5 reasons Greenland should be your next Arctic expedition destination.

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  • Beluga Whales Parade & Play in Cunningham River

    Beluga Whales Parade & Play in Cunningham River

    High above the Arctic Circle, the inlet at the mouth of the river running through the barren tundra on Somerset Island, Nunavut, comes alive with hundreds of beluga whales each summer.

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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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  • 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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  • Visit Greenland to Meet the Tenacious, Inspirational People of the North

    Visit Greenland to Meet the Tenacious, Inspirational People of the North

    Polar expeditions guide Daven Hafey shares stories from Ittoqqortoormiit and Uummannaq, two Greenland villages home to the inspiring and determined people of the North.

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  • The Mystery on Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

    The Mystery on Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

    Exploring the polar regions will expose you to natural wonders that simply cannot be explained, like these mysterious concretions on Champ Island in Franz Josef Land.

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  • 3 Top Destinations to Spot Incredible Arctic Animals in the Wild

    3 Top Destinations to Spot Incredible Arctic Animals in the Wild

    Planning an expedition and curious about what animals live in the Arctic? See which destinations offer the best opportunities to see polar bears, caribou, whales and other Arctic wildlife.

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  • How to Get to the Arctic

    How to Get to the Arctic

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  • Antarctic Dreaming: Planning & Packing for an Epic 50th Birthday Journey

    Antarctic Dreaming: Planning & Packing for an Epic 50th Birthday Journey

    Wondering what it’s like to spend the holidays cruising Antarctica? May Lee shares the story of how she planned to celebrate her 50th birthday with an Antarctic expedition over the holiday season.

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  • What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

    What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

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  • Kayak Adventures in Antarctica from an Experienced Kayaker’s Perspective

    Kayak Adventures in Antarctica from an Experienced Kayaker’s Perspective

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  • Arctic Cruises: Close Encounters in the Kingdom of the Ice Bear

    Arctic Cruises: Close Encounters in the Kingdom of the Ice Bear

    What's it really like to spend your vacation days cruising icy bays by Zodiac or hiking vast Arctic tundra in search of wildlife? Dale Templar shares a first-hand account from Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

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  • Greenland's Thule and Vikings: More Than Ancient History

    Greenland's Thule and Vikings: More Than Ancient History

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  • What to Expect on Your Extreme Camping Trip in Antarctica: Part One

    What to Expect on Your Extreme Camping Trip in Antarctica: Part One

    I’m a pretty huge fan of camping, but I wouldn’t say I’m an “extreme” camper… at least, not anymore. I used to enjoy camping out in the wilds of Ontario and Alberta, even spending three months in...

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  • Unforgettable, Rugged and Raw: Gourdin Island, Antarctica

    Unforgettable, Rugged and Raw: Gourdin Island, Antarctica

    By Daven Hafey Fog can do funny things.  Especially at sea.  It can disorient sailors.  It can obscure icebergs fifty meters tall.  It can be illuminating. We were at anchor off of Gourdin Island,...

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  • Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

    Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

    Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar...

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  • Four Iconic and Incredibly Memorable Antarctic Moments

    Four Iconic and Incredibly Memorable Antarctic Moments

    In Part 1 of our interview with travelers John and Karen Morrison, they talked about making the decision to embark on an Antarctic adventure, and their preparations for the trip.

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  • SeaLegacy Photographers Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier Prepare for the North Pole Summit 2017

    SeaLegacy Photographers Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier Prepare for the North Pole Summit 2017

    This July, a limited number of polar-passionate travelers will be breaking ice, pushing barriers and leading change alongside the world’s top Arctic climate change experts. The inaugural Quark...

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  • Photo Fun: How to Take Polar Jumping Selfies

    Photo Fun: How to Take Polar Jumping Selfies

    Imagine this: you are on the polar expedition of a lifetime. Forget about your location for a second. Instead, answer this: how will you capture these memories? Go back in time 15 or 20 years and...

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