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Greenery and More in Greenland: Parks and Nature Reserves

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There’s a lot of truth to the belief that Iceland is predominantly green and Greenland is predominantly ice.

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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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Meet Quark Expeditions Polar Travel Adviser Paul Schuster

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When you book a small ship expedition with Quark Expeditions, your first contact is almost certainly going to be with one of our many Polar Travel Advisers (PTAs).

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The Mystery on Champ Island, Franz Josef Land

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There are things see on a polar expedition that cannot easily be explained. 

But there are some things on Champ Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land that really meet the definition of “mysterious.”

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Sustainable, Responsible Polar Tourism with AECO & IAATO

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Quark is a proud and longtime member of AECO and IAATO, two organizations that share our dedication to promote and commit to environmentally responsible tourism. 

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Polar Travel Insurance with Quark Expeditions

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Insurance is a rare thing – you buy it and hope you never need to use it.

But there’s so much more to insurance than many people realize. And Quark Polar Travel Adviser Raakhe Kapila suggests that looking at it in a different way will help travelers see its true value.

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Meet the Walrus: Not All Tusks and Whiskers

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They’re easily recognizable by their whiskers and large tusks, but there’s way more to the sociable walrus than just those distinctive features!

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Adopt a Polar Bear on International Polar Bear Day

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Climate change continues to reshape the Arctic, and with it, the habitats of its wildlife. This year on International Polar Bear Day, you'll have a variety of ways to show your support for our furry friends in the Far North. 

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How to Treat Gore-Tex for Polar Weather Wear

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Properly packing for the Polar Regions makes your adventure that much more enjoyable! We like our passengers to be prepared for any conditions they may encounter, whether cross-country skiing in Antarctica or touching down in a helicopter at the North Pole.

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Spotlight on Beluga Whale Communication

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There’s something magical about beluga whales, and there’s so much to learn about these magnificent animals. 

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge on Somerset Island in Nunavut is a world-class beluga observation site and is committed to furthering an understanding of the whales and their habitats.

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