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Spitsbergen – Home of the Polar Bear

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In the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the Svalbard archipelago, a collection of four large islands and hundreds of smaller ones. Seven national parks and 23 nature reserves cover most of the archipelago, a breeding ground for many seabirds. The area is teeming with wildlife including reindeer, arctic fox and marine mammals including seals and whales.

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Cuverville Island

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An update from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour, on our Antarctic Explorer voyage. 

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Romance in the Galapagos

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While Valentine’s Day here at home is best known for candlelit dinners and skyrocketing chocolate sales, embarking on a Galapagos cruise around this time provides an opportunity to experience many unique species in their most active breeding season.

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Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO Site

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The Ilulissat Icefjord has been a part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List since 2004. Exploration of the Icefjord guarantees breathtaking views of the glaciers and ice caps surrounding the sea, and exciting hiking trails throughout its lakes, meadows, and mountains. However, it’s easy to get wrapped up in its beauty and intrigue while overlooking its significance as a site of outstanding natural value.

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Packing Tips for the Arctic from Col. Chris Hadfield

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Celebrated astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield is joining our Arctic Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic.
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Family Travel in the Arctic

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David Tanguay loves to travel, but nothing had quite prepared him for experiencing the spectacular Canadian High Arctic.  David had spent eight years working in travel and tourism, a career that took him to China, Spain and other destinations. Three years ago, he joined Quark Expeditions as an account manager, to work with travel agencies and tourism companies and help them understand the polar travel experience.

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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

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Written by Quark Expeditions team member  Nicholas Engelmann

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Arctic Watch: Home of Real Life Arctic Explorers

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When you visit Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, you become part of a three generation dynasty of arctic explorers unlike any other in Canadian history. 

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Arctic

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What’s your number one reason for booking an arctic expedition? Are you a photographer looking to document some of the rarest and most beautiful wildlife on the planet? Is your goal to learn more about the culture and history of the north? Or is your dream to travel aboard one of the largest icebreakers ever built? Here are some reasons to plan a trip to the Arctic:
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Colonel Chris Hadfield to Join Special “Generator” Expedition

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Celebrated astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield is joining our Arctic Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic!

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