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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 residual effects of Thule and Viking occupation on the country’s culture, lets you experience Greenland from past to present on an Arctic expedition. What are Greenlandic people really like, and how have their culture and traditions shaped their modern lives? Let’s explore.

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

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This article was previously published in July 2015

Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar exploration from the past. Explorers with verve for 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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Top 5 Antarctic Historic Sites

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Even in Antarctica, one of the least explored places on earth, you’ll find evidence of centuries of human activity. The Antarctic cold preserves everything: abandoned whaling stations, scientific outposts and explorers’ camps appear exactly as they were left.

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Learning from the Experts in 360° Virtual Reality

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When you travel to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions, you’ll do a lot more than look at scenery. Zodiac rides, kayaking, shore visits, wildlife, historic sites, fine dining and friendship are among the highlights. But, did you know that education plays an important role in every Quark expedition?

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8 Impressive Arctic Explorers You May Not Have Heard Of

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There are many arctic explorers whose names and stories we know well – Sir John Franklin, for example. In 1845, he and his crew of 129 men sailed from England in search of the Northwest Passage, never to be heard from again.

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Making Polar History - A Landing at Remote Saunders Island

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It was an exciting day indeed when 88 Quark Expeditions passengers became part of polar history.

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What Makes Up Antarctica?

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The seventh and southernmost continent was the last to be discovered and remains a source of fascination and inspiration to all who encounter it.

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Guest Post: To Antarctica with Jonathan Shackleton

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A Guest post from Falcon Scott

Making a journey to Antarctica is a lifetime experience for anyone, but once you’ve been it actually draws you back. It's hard to say exactly what it is that makes you feel this way. Even after three adventures to the Antarctic, every trip has been like my first – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

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Quark Expeditions Experts-in-Residence Announced

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Top image copyright Sue Flood

We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team's expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography.

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