Know Before You Go
How to Prepare for your Expedition: from Packing Tips to Insurance
How to Pack Your Waterproof Backpack for Shore Landings and Zodiac Cruising
Getting off the ship and out into the polar landscape is important on voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. Our Expedition Team shares expert tips on how to pack your waterproof backpack for shore land
How to Dress in the Polar Regions
The weather in the Arctic and Antarctic is variable so it’s important to dress properly to stay warm and dry throughout your polar trip. Follow these 4 simple steps to learn the essentials from base-l
What to Pack for Your Polar Expedition
It’s your first polar trip to the Arctic or Antarctic and you want to make it as enjoyable as possible. But you’re not sure what to pack for your voyage. No worries. We’ve got you covered from accesso
How to Board a Zodiac Boat
Zodiac boats are the workhorses of polar expeditions. These large, heavy-duty inflatable vessels are extremely safe and were specially designed for traveling in the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn the eas
How to Pack Light for Your Charter Flight
Need some expert advice on how to pack light for trip to the Arctic or Antarctic that meet charter flight baggage restrictions? We’ll show you how to pack, what to bring—and even how to fold your clot
Antarctica Cruise: Packing List and Gear
We’ve created a packing list and gear guide to help you make the most of your adventure.
There’s Never Been a Better Time for a Polar Trip: Quark Expeditions S.A.F.E. COVID Policy
Quark Expeditions has spared no expense or effort in developing our industry-leading S.A.F.E. COVID Policy, which protects passengers in every way before and during their polar expedition. Andrew Whit
Why Travel with Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions has been the recognized leader in Polar adventure travel since 1991— when we became the first expedition company to bring tourists to the North Pole. Our trail-blazing history of ach
Life Onboard a Quark Expeditions Vessel: Incredible On-Ship Experiences
Excellent cuisine, comfortable cabins, superior customer service. While our vessels are ice-strengthened to bravely navigate the polar seas, our onboard environments offer all the premium comforts of
Travel to the Polar Regions with Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions is the leader in polar adventures. Since 1991, we have made the Arctic and Antarctic accessible to adventurous travelers. We offer the most diverse range of itineraries and have the
You Can Travel to Antarctica—and Here’s How
Expedition guide Daven Hafey unpacks the mystery of traveling to Antarctica.
Navigate the Arctic in 5 Minutes
Not sure where to travel in the Arctic? This short video on Baffin Island, Spitsbergen, and Greenland might be able to help! Learn more about our Arctic expeditions ⇨ https://bit.ly/37qaJxz Check o
Introducing the New Quark Parka
Introducing the newly redesigned Quark Expeditions parka, presented by Polar Travel Adviser, Naomi Box. We know that packing for your Polar voyage may be challenging, so Quark takes the guess work out
Chris Hadfield: Packing tips
Celebrated astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield is joining our Arctic Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic! As the first Canadian to walk in space, he’s flown two space sh
Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos
How should I pack for the Polar Regions? Quark Expeditions' Merchandise Coordinator, Monica, shows you how to pack for the Polar Regions when considering a 20 kilo luggage restriction. Shop for all yo
Packing for the Polar Regions in 30 Seconds!
Make packing for your polar expedition stress-free with some expert tips! With 25+ years of experience bringing travelers to the most remote places on Earth, we've assembled some of the best gear requ
Crossing the Drake Passage
What is it like to cross the Drake Passage? Expedition Leaders David "Woody" Wood, Alex McNeil, Solan Jensen and Laurie Dexter answer one of our most commonly asked questions. For more answers to f
Top 5 Reasons to Visit the North Pole
What’s the North Pole experience really like? Check out these 5 reasons a North Pole expedition is one of the most unique vacations and the trip of a lifetime.
Crossing the Drake Passage: How to Prepare for the Drake Shake
Am I going to get seasick crossing the Drake Passage, and will it ruin my trip? The Drake causes more pre-trip anxiety than any other aspect of an Antarctic expedition. Here’s what to expect.
Ushuaia, Argentina: Much More Than Your Gateway to the Antarctic
What can you see and do in Ushuaia, Argentina, en route to your Antarctic expedition? Learn more about this fascinating South American port town and how you can make the most of every minute here.