The Top Four Things to Look For on Landings in Antarctica and South Georgia


What to Watch for When Going Ashore in Antarctica?

In Antarctica, access to most of the shoreline is obstructed by tidewater glaciers. Ice-free landing sites are highly prized by tourists and animals alike. While guidelines are in place to prevent you from encountering people from other ships while ashore, it's likely you will be sharing your landing sites with an abundance of animals! It's also likely that explorers from the Age of Discovery had previously set foot where you will be standing. When enjoying a landing in the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands or South Georgia, watch for these special features of the unique Southern Ocean environment.

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Why You Should Add South Georgia to Your Antarctic Cruise



What’s so great about South Georgia?

Frank S. Todd (1942-2016), world-renowned ornithologist and penguin expert, famously said, “If God took a vacation, it would be to South Georgia.” This subantarctic island is known throughout the world — and perhaps beyond — as one of our planet’s greatest locations for wildlife viewing. But South Georgia is a worthy Antarctic cruise destination for other reasons too. Read on to learn about the special attractions and things to do on a trip to South Georgia.

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The Best Arctic Trips in 2020


Four of the Best Arctic trips for 2020

Joining a cruise ship in the Arctic is quickly rising to the top of many people’s must-do lists. Now is a great time to start planning your trip to the Arctic in 2020. The Arctic is an immense and diverse region. You might be wondering, what is the best Arctic trip? The answer will depend on your interests and on when you can travel. The Arctic cruising season is from early June to mid-September. Prevailing ice and weather conditions change as the season progresses, making different areas of the Arctic open to exploration at different times. Poseidon Expeditions offers a range of Arctic itineraries designed to take full advantage of these seasonal patterns.

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When to Visit Antarctica


The Best Time To Take A Trip To Antarctica

Antarctica is a dream adventure travel destination, but much of the continent’s appeal lies in the time you visit and what you want to see. If you've never been to Antarctica, it might be hard to imagine the continent experiencing seasons, but it does, and each new season brings different highlights.

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All About West Spitsbergen and Arctic Polar Ice


Remote and rugged, striking and surreal, West Spitsbergen is a unique and wonderful Arctic destination better known as the "realm of the polar bear."

The largest island of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago, Spitsbergen is one of the world's northernmost inhabited areas. It lies equidistant from mainland Norway and the North Pole, making it a great staging area for historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.

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10 Things You (Probably) Never Knew About the Faroe Islands


The Faroe Islands, a hidden gem of an archipelago in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, hold a wealth of beauty and unusual, spectacular experiences.

Those aware of the Faroe Islands see them as mysterious and otherworldly – and they're right. If you haven't yet heard of the Faroe Islands, get ready for some serious wanderlust.

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8 Fascinating Facts About Famous Antarctic Explorers



Antarctica is a fascinating, mysterious place. Discovered less than 200 years ago by Charles Wilkes, our southernmost continent is still revealing its secrets to us today.

We wouldn't know anything about this remote, other-worldly place if it weren't for the fearless and endlessly curious explorers who have made the long trek south.

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Life in the Arctic: Polar Biodiversity with #WWFVoices


Juvenile Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Are polar bears really as threatened by climate change as the news would have us believe?

Why are most Arctic species found nowhere else?

What is the impact of human activity in the Arctic on species that live there?

These are just some of the questions about polar biodiversity that came flooding into the Facebook Live event we hosted recently in Svalbard, for WWF’s #WWFVoices. We had viewers from Sri Lanka to Sierra Leone, tuning in to see the mystery and the majesty of Arctic wildlife which undoubtedly captivated audiences all around the world.

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The Best Times (And Places) To See the Northern Lights


Seeing the Northern Lights – also known as Aurora Borealis – is a bucket-list item for many people. And no wonder: The naturally occurring phenomenon completely transforms the Arctic sky.

Fantastic shades of green and blue, and sometimes even yellows, pinks, and reds, create giant, illuminated ribbons that dance across the sky.

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What To Look For In An Antarctic Cruise


If a cruise to Antarctica is on your bucket list, there's a lot to think about when it comes to voyaging to the planet's southern-most continent.

From the best time to go to trip length and the size of the ship, you have many options for exploring the continent that's "roughly the size of the U.S. and Mexico combined."

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