Arctic 2020 Expedition Brochures

Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland & Iceland

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19 WHaT TO BRING! Packing for the polar regions doesn't have to be daunting, and to make it easier for you, all Quark voyages include an expedition parka to keep, and a loan of appropriate polar footwear. Additional suggested items include: Packing Checklist 19 WEaTHER CONDITIONS & TEMPERaTURES Weather is very variable; temperatures may hover around the freezing mark and winds can be strong. The continuous daylight warms sheltered areas so that you may sometimes find it warm enough for t-shirts. However, you may encounter snow squalls, fog and white-outs during an expedition and should be ready for any conditions. FOR SHORE LaNDINGS Base layers (wool, synthetic or a blend) Mid-layer warm/fleece top Mid-layer warm/fleece pant Wool and synthetic sock (3 to 4 pairs) Neck warmer or balaclava Warm hat that covers ears Waterproof pants Waterproof gloves and glove liners Sunscreen Sunglasses with UV protection Spare set of gloves Bug spray and bug nets SUGGESTED ITEMS Waterproof, lightweight backpack or dry sack Swimsuit (for the polar plunge!) Binoculars Camera with extra batteries Extra memory cards Earplugs (in case of noisy cabinmates) Eye masks for sleeping Seasickness, indigestion, headache or other medicine Voltage converters and plug adapters (220V/European outlets) Ski goggles (for Zodiac cruising) FOR ON BOaRD Comfortable casual clothing (pants/jeans, shirts, sweaters) Lighter shirts (in case the ship gets warm) Comfortable non-slip close-toed unheeled shoes (NOTE: Flip flops or sandals should not be worn on board due to safety concerns) For more packing and gear-related info, visit the Quark Expeditions® online Polar Boutique at Call a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 1.888.892.0073 or your Travel Professional | Visit for additional details

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