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Get to Know Quark’s Onboard Experts

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Exploring the Polar Regions will take you to some of the most extreme, remote and incredible places on the planet. The sheer wonder of waking up to the distinct crack of a calving iceberg, or greeting a friendly penguin outside your tent, or spotting a polar bear across an expanse of flowering tundra – these are the experiences that change travelers for life.

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Top 5 Bird Cliffs in the Arctic

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Explorers and polar wildlife photographers have long loved taking pictures of different types of arctic birds. A variety of bird species can be found here, each bringing a unique sense of joy to those lucky enough to catch a glimpse.

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From Vikings to Elves – the Extreme Contrasts of Iceland

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Mighty, fearsome Vikings come to mind when North Americans conjure up stereotypical Icelandic imagery. But Vikings aren't remembered with the same sense of awe in most of modern-day Iceland. 

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Honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton in South Georgia

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The year was 1914. Sir Ernest Shackleton, along with a crew of 27 men, took to the high seas in hopes of becoming the first group of explorers to traverse the Antarctic continent.

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Beyond Reykjavik: Iceland Off the Beaten Path

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While the city of Reykjavik may easily compete with the best cities in the world for nightlife and great dining, a true adventurer travels the lesser-known, often more interesting spots – the secret hideaways only the most serious explorers venture into.

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An Arctic Expedition Through The Northeast Passage

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The Sea Less Traveled

Although it may be hard to believe, the Northeast Passage is even more elusive for adventure travelers than the Northwest Passage.

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Meet Scientist in Residence Anni Djurhuus

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Polar researchers and scientists with all types of specialities work across the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn more about these unique areas and their delicate ecosystems. Finding the funding to travel to the most remote places on earth is an ongoing challenge, though; often, individuals and institutions alike simply can't afford it.

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Photo Fun: How to Take Polar Jumping Selfies

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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?

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Spotlight on the Northwest Passage

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The Northwest Passage has long been the “Holy Grail” of adventure travelers. Of course, there is a big difference between reading about the Northwest Passage and going head to head with this adventure.

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World Penguin Day: Fun Penguin Facts You Need To Know

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April 25 is World Penguin Day! 

This is one of two dates set aside on the Quark Expeditions calendar to celebrate penguins around the world – the other date is January 20, which is Penguin Awareness Day. 

To celebrate World Penguin Day, here are some fascinating facts you may not have known about on the most famous permanent residents you’ll encounter on your Antarctic expedition.

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