When you join us for the trip of a lifetime, there are some things you can count on:
Hiking is a wonderful way to experience the epic beauty of Greenland, and as such is an activity offered on our Greenland cruises, weather permitting. Greenland offers hiking for all intensity levels and prior to each excursion, your expedition team will let you know how to dress and what to expect. Participation is always optional!
Remarkable landscapes, exceptional wildlife, iceberg-choked fjords and colorful tundra make Greenland, as seen here on this video, different from anywhere else in the world. If you’re sitting on the fence and unsure of what to do in Greenland, here are a few ideas:
Legendary Russian icebreaker and polar pioneer, the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov, makes its anticipated return to navigate uncharted terrains. Purpose-built and designed to maneuver through dense pack ice, the ice-class Khlebnikov provides unparalleled access to the most remote areas of the Arctic, as well as extraordinary opportunities to flight-see on two on-board helicopters.
While traveling to and from your arctic cruise, there are plenty of intriguing places on the globe to layover. Murmansk, Russia, is one of the largest and most populated, and provides a mini-vacation in itself. Quark’s North Pole expedition provides an exciting voyage aboard the world’s most powerful icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, beginning and ending in Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. Here are 10 things to see and do in Murmansk, and get the most out of your trip.
The story of polar exploration involves many nations and peoples, some of whom remain buried in the Arctic, Antarctica and surrounding regions. Some of these grave sites are still accessible to intrepid travelers each year. Voyagers on today’s guided polar trips love to retrace the steps of the first explorers, visit their historical grave sites and imagine what life must have been like for the determined brave souls who ignored warnings to venture no further.