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Cruise Last Minute to Antarctica for Huge Value & Adventure

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It’s probably not the first destination that comes to mind when you think of last-minute vacations. In years past, Antarctic expeditions required a large investment of time and money, often taking travelers off the grid for weeks or even months on end.

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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Claire Wallace

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Join us as we revisit some of our most memorable blog posts and celebrate women who have carved out their own journey around the world, including the Polar Regions.

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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Evelyn Hannon

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Join us as we revisit some of our most memorable blog posts and celebrate women who have carved out their own journey around the world, in the Polar Regions.

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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Louise Boyd

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Join us as we revisit some of our most memorable blog posts and celebrate women who have carved out their own journey around the world, including the Polar Regions.

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When to Visit Antarctica: A Traveler’s Guide to the 7th Continent

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We often hear of Antarctic cruises being referred to as once in a lifetime trips. It’s a bucket list destination: an experience you have to have at some point in your life.

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All About ATVs at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

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All terrain, all the time! That could be the motto for transportation by ATV (all-terrain vehicle) at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. At this unique base camp, located on Somerset Island 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, jumping on a four-wheeler is not only a fun way to get around, it’s a practical necessity. 

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It’s Worth the Climb: Antarctic Mountaineering with Guide Jean Cane

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What’s more unique than journeying to the bottom of the world? Climbing to the top when you get there! 

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What you Need to Know About Kayaking in the Polar Regions

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There’s nothing quite like climbing into a kayak and paddling the pristine waters around towering icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, or along the shore of a quaint Greenland fishing village. In fact, Greenland is the birthplace of the kayak and many of Quark's Arctic passengers are treated to a traditional kayaking demonstration in Sisimiut, on the Davis Strait.

Kayaking is an immensely popular Antarctic adventure for Quark passengers. We provide the equipment and training you'll need for a day on the water enjoying views of the landscape from your unique vantage point just atop the surface of clear waters in the extreme North or South.

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Adventure Options highlight: Kayaking

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Meet Quark's kayaking expert: Solan Jensen. Born and raised in coastal Alaska, Solan works as a kayak ranger and guide specializing in multi-day sea kayak trips. A highlight of his career, Solan was the co-leader of one of the first commercially guided overnight sea kayak expeditions in Antarctica. Below is an exclusive blog post from Solan:

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Helly Hansen: The Captain of Polar Fashion

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In cooler temperatures, warm becomes the new black. No other brand has stood the test of time in polar fashion stronger than trailblazer, Helly Hansen. The brand started back in 1877 when Norwegian Captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Margarethe began producing jackets, trousers, sou'westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil.

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