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  • Can you observe the Aurora Borealis on a Northern Lights Cruise?

    Can you observe the Aurora Borealis on a Northern Lights Cruise?

    Choosing an experienced polar expedition operator is important when planning for a Northern Lights cruise. Nothing beats the Aurora Borealis in the Arctic!

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  • Common Arctic Cruise Departure Ports

    Common Arctic Cruise Departure Ports

    Common Arctic cruise departure ports include Reykjavik, Iceland; Longyearbyen, Norway; Murmansk, Russia; and Resolute in Nunavut, Canada, among others.

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  • Arctic Polar Bears: Why They Don’t Appear in Antarctica

    Arctic Polar Bears: Why They Don’t Appear in Antarctica

    Should there be polar bears in Antarctica? Polar bears are native to the Arctic but scientists and ecologists wonder whether they could live in Antarctica.

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  • Fjords Cruise, Where to begin?

    Fjords Cruise, Where to begin?

    Whether in Arctic regions, such as Greenland and Norway, or Patagonia, often visited on an Antarctic cruise, an intimate fjord cruise is not to be missed.

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  • Is The Northeast Passage Open?

    Is The Northeast Passage Open?

    At Quark Expeditions, we invite you to plan your next adventure on one of our unforgettable journeys into the vast and unforgettable regions of the Arctic.

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  • Is the Drake Passage Dangerous?

    Is the Drake Passage Dangerous?

    An iconic component of polar exploration for many. But is the Drake Passage dangerous? How to prepare: Drake shake, lake Drake. Flying VS. cruise options.

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  • Where to See an Arctic Fox in Iceland

    Where to See an Arctic Fox in Iceland

    The Westfjords Peninsula in northwestern Iceland is where to see an Arctic fox in Iceland. It’s home to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, which protects foxes.

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  • Best Time to See Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

    Best Time to See Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

    The best time to see Emperor penguins in Antarctica is in October and November when the Snow Hill Island penguin colony is more accessible by polar ships.

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  • An Explorer’s Guide For How To Visit South Georgia Island

    An Explorer’s Guide For How To Visit South Georgia Island

    South Georgia is the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean, and we’ve created you a guide for how to visit South Georgia Island for an unforgettable experience.

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  • How to visit the Falkland Islands Guide

    How to visit the Falkland Islands Guide

    Figuring out how to visit the Falkland Islands is fairly easy. A traveler’s best option is to book a voyage with an experienced polar expedition operator.

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  • Best Places to Visit in the Arctic Circle

    Best Places to Visit in the Arctic Circle

    The truly best places to visit in the Arctic Circle include Greenland, Arctic Norway, Canadian High Arctic and Russia’s remote archipelagos, among others.

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  • How to Travel to Svalbard

    How to Travel to Svalbard

    Travelers who want to know how to travel to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic will have the best adventure by traveling with experienced expedition guides.

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  • Where to see Puffins in the Faroe Islands

    Where to see Puffins in the Faroe Islands

    The coastal cliffs are where to see puffins in the Faroe Islands, especially on the island of Mykines where tens of thousands of puffins return every year.

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  • How to see the Northern Lights

    How to see the Northern Lights

    Joining a multiple-night Arctic voyage led by the most experienced expedition guides trained in polar expedition travel is how to see the Northern Lights.

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  • How to see Polar Bears in Svalbard

    How to see Polar Bears in Svalbard

    Wildlife enthusiasts who want to know how to see polar bears in Svalbard should consider an expert-led Arctic expedition with experienced guides onboard.

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  • How to see Penguins in Antarctica

    How to see Penguins in Antarctica

    Booking a polar expedition with penguin experts onboard the vessel and an expedition team experienced in polar travel is how to see penguins in Antarctica.

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  • Best Time to Visit Iceland for Whale Watching

    Best Time to Visit Iceland for Whale Watching

    The best time to visit Iceland for whale watching is from May to September, you can book a polar expedition that also includes whale watching in Greenland.

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  • The Best Place to See Polar Bears and Northern Lights

    The Best Place to See Polar Bears and Northern Lights

    The best place to see polar bears and Northern Lights would be in areas close to the Arctic Circle, such as Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Spitsbergen.

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  • Why you should visit the Arctic in May

    Why you should visit the Arctic in May

    The warmer temperatures in May mean there are lots of Arctic wildlife to be seen in the Arctic.

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  • How to choose between the Arctic and Antarctic for your Polar Voyage

    How to choose between the Arctic and Antarctic for your Polar Voyage

    How to choose between the Arctic and Antarctic for your first Polar Voyage. Do you want to see polar bears or penguins? Learn the highlights of each Polar Region.

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