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Of Legends and Folklore: Greenland’s Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) have enchanted viewers for thousands of years. And it has long been known that the best seat on Earth for viewing this spectacular light show is in Greenland.

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Meet the Puffins: Iconic Seabirds a Passenger Favorite

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Found in the Arctic, puffins are adorable creatures from the Alcidae family of seabirds. Arctic expedition passengers love spotting and having a chance to interact with these iconic polar birds, which hail from four species: the Atlantic puffin, horned puffin, tufted puffin, and rhinoceros Auklet. 

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The Wreck of the Governoren: an Antarctic Legend

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In 1912, Antarctica was the hub of the Heroic Age of Exploration, attracting famed adventurers such as Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, and Sir Ernest Shackleton. While these pioneers paved the way for the polar explorers of today and took journeys that led to great developments beneficial to us even now in 2015, it was not without a few bumps and bruises along the way.

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Spotlight on Krill: Tiny Species, Massive Importance

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Antarctic krill has become widely known as an important source of essential omega-3s in healthy human diets — reportedly even better for you than omega-3s found in various types of fish, due to potentially dangerous levels of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and radioactive poisons found in some fish.  

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Top 5 Reasons to take an Arctic Circumnavigation Expedition

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In summer 2016, iconic icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will depart Anadyr, Russia for an epic 75-day circumnavigation consisting of four back-to-back guided arctic expeditions.  

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The Arctic through the Eyes of a 9-Year Old

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by Paul Schuster, Polar Travel Adviser

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Meet Penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart

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The research involved in investigating, exploring and documenting the history, wildlife and natural resources of the Polar Regions takes a massive amount of work for experts in all fields. These research helps us preserve the past and prepare for the future.

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Crushing Ice -The Power of the Mighty Icebreaker

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Exploring Polar Regions is an achievement in itself; it's an experience relatively few on this planet will ever enjoy. But experiencing a journey on an icebreaker? That's truly the trip of a lifetime.

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

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Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar exploration from the past. Explorers equipped with a soul meant for exploration, discovery, and innovation have opened the doors to the Polar Regions, and Quark’s authentic expeditions are rooted deeply in their explorative efforts and pioneering spirit. The discouragement, trials and hardships experienced by famed explorers on their polar quests, like Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen’s Fram expedition, have paved the way for modern day explorers to embark on their own North Pole expeditions.

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Greenland's Thule and Vikings - More Than Ancient History

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Greenland is well-known for landscapes you won’t see anywhere else in the world, but visitors are also wowed by the richness of its history. The preservation of historical sites and artifacts, as well as the country’s culture, give visitors a unique opportunity to experience Greenland from past to present on their arctic cruise.

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