Don’t Leave Home without Them
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.
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.
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.
Although it may be hard to believe, the Northeast Passage is even more elusive for adventure travelers than the Northwest Passage.
Polar deserts: on the surface, these two words don’t seem to quite fit together. However, deserts aren’t always blazing hot. In fact, there are over 5,000,000 square kilometers of polar desert on Earth. And they’re found in just two regions on Earth: the Arctic and Antarctica, and you may just come across one on your polar expedition.
Ever wonder what it's like to be on an Arctic expedition? This video gives you an intimate snapshot of a day in the life of one of our Spitsbergen voyages.
Time spent in Spitsbergen is always unique from one day to the next. Epic, awesome and majestic, the Arctic region of Svalbard region is full of wildlife and amazing scenery just waiting for you. Come explore the Arctic and Antarctica with Quark Expeditions.