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Of Legends and Folklore: Greenland’s Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) have enchanted viewers for thousands of years. And it has long been known that the best seat on Earth for viewing this spectacular light show is in Greenland.

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Meet the Puffins: Iconic Seabirds a Passenger Favorite

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Found in the Arctic, puffins are adorable creatures from the Alcidae family of seabirds. Arctic expedition passengers love spotting and having a chance to interact with these iconic polar birds, which hail from four species: the Atlantic puffin, horned puffin, tufted puffin, and rhinoceros Auklet. 

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Top 5 Reasons to take an Arctic Circumnavigation Expedition

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In summer 2016, iconic icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will depart Anadyr, Russia for an epic 75-day circumnavigation consisting of four back-to-back guided arctic expeditions.  

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The Arctic through the Eyes of a 9-Year Old

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by Paul Schuster, Polar Travel Adviser

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Crushing Ice -The Power of the Mighty Icebreaker

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Exploring Polar Regions is an achievement in itself; it's an experience relatively few on this planet will ever enjoy. But experiencing a journey on an icebreaker? That's truly the trip of a lifetime.

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Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

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Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar exploration from the past. Explorers equipped with a soul meant for exploration, discovery, and innovation have opened the doors to the Polar Regions, and Quark’s authentic expeditions are rooted deeply in their explorative efforts and pioneering spirit. The discouragement, trials and hardships experienced by famed explorers on their polar quests, like Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen’s Fram expedition, have paved the way for modern day explorers to embark on their own North Pole expeditions.

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Greenland's Thule and Vikings - More Than Ancient History

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Greenland is well-known for landscapes you won’t see anywhere else in the world, but visitors are also wowed by the richness of its history. The preservation of historical sites and artifacts, as well as the country’s culture, give visitors a unique opportunity to experience Greenland from past to present on their arctic cruise.

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VASSDesign: Polar Time Travel through Art and Design

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The history of the Polar Regions and the ambitious journeys to them are intriguing; when you travel to these remote destinations, you can't help but feel you're experiencing life the same way explorers might have lived centuries ago.

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Top 10 Gear and Accessories for Polar Travel

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Don’t Leave Home without Them

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Get to Know Quark’s Onboard Experts

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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.

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