Archive for 'Arctic'

Around The Spitsbergen - Noorderlicht - 16D/15N

The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard.
However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness. With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and […]

Around The Spitsbergen - 11D/10N

The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard. However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness. With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps […]

North Spitsbergen - Noorderlicht - 12D/11N

The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard.
However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness.
With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glaciers, […]

South Spitsbergen - Noorderlicht - 8D/7N

The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard. However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness.
With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and […]

East Greenland - Scoresby Sound - 10D/9N

Greenland and its surrounding waters are home to an impressive array of wildlife: eight species of whale, two million seals, Walruses, Polar Bears, Reindeer, Musk Oxen, Arctic Hares, Arctic Wolves and a spectacular variety of birds. The largest island in the world, 90% of its surface area is covered by ice and it is inhabited […]

Spitsbergen - NE Greenland - 13D/12N

The Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard.
However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness.
With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glaciers, […]

St. Kilda - Jan Mayen - 10D/9N

The North Atlantic islands and coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. From the Scottish Isles to the High Arctic, visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins and seals at sea.
Though remote […]

Lofoten - North Norway - Noorderlicht - 8D/7N

The Arctic is the region around the Earth’s North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Arctic’s climate is characterized by cold […]

Fury & Hecla - Khlebnikov - 16D/15N

During this 16-day Canadian Arctic expedition you’ll transit the infamous Hecla and Fury Strait. Named for a pair of exploration ships that were forced to turn back when they reached the ice-choked channel, this body of water on the west coast of Baffin Island challenges ordinary vessels. Our polar class icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov is purpose-built […]

North of 80° - Khlebnikov - 14D/13N

Canada & Greenland…This 14-day icebreaker expedition attempts to sail to the highest latitudes of the Canada Arctic into the Lincoln Sea. Landings are intended on Ellesmere Island, Greenland and Baffin Island. Aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov from August 16, 2009 to August 29, 2009.
Kapitan Khlebnikov: A polar-class icebreaker, combining power and technology with creature comforts. […]