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Lapland: Visiting the Far North in Norway, Finland and Sweden

Visit Lapland

Ever dreamed of dogsledding in the Arctic or seeing the Northern Lights dance above your head? If you have, Visit Lapland has launched a new website for adventure seeking travelers to independently plan and book the widest range of Arctic activities across the Lapland region. Designed to make booking activities secure and researching Arctic travel trips quick and easy, Visit…

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Explore the Arctic’s Franz Josef Land Archipelago with Poseidon Expeditions

Artic polar bear swimming

Poseidon commenced its 2018 summer season in July in the Russian High Arctic – the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising – with a rendezvous of its two ships in the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Meeting on July 11 at 80º 48’ N/50º 44’ E near Prince George Island, Poseidon’s 128-passenger, nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory and its 114-passenger…

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers 12-Day Cruise to Arctic Circle in 2019

Poseidon Expeditions

A new expedition cruise program departs Edinburgh next spring on a 12-day exploration into the frozen north. From the Highlands to the High Arctic, June 3-14, 2019, passes over the Arctic Circle while crossing three seas and exploring islands representing three countries. This cruise and the one that immediately precedes it (British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature May 22-June 3,…

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Poseidon Expeditions Spurs Interest in Cruising Russian High Arctic

Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions celebrated its 2018 summer season when two of its ships rendezvoused in July in the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising, the Russian High Arctic known as the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. This region was off-limits to foreign travelers until recent decades; it is now largely under management of the Russian Arctic National Park System. Meeting on July…

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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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New Winter Icelandic Aurora Borealis Adventure Just for Women

Icelandic Aurora Adventure

The trail blazer of women-only travel will lead ladies in late winter 2019 on eight-day Icelandic Aurora Adventures emblazoned by the Northern Lights. Departures for this brand-new Wild Women Expeditions’ foray into the land of ice and snow are Feb. 23-March 2 and March 9-16, 2019. These dates coincide with prime viewing conditions for the Aurora Borealis. The per person…

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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years in Exploration Travel

Hurtigruten ship and RIB boat

Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, celebrates 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists, by hosting a plastic-free birthday party across all ports, destinations, offices and ships on July 2, 2018. “We continue to build on our 125 years…

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All Women’s 100-km Ski Expedition on Track to the North Pole

North Pole women

Eleven women representing both Middle East and European countries began an historic trek earlier this week to the North Pole. Following an early morning April 15 flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost commercial airport in the world, to a floating ice station at 89º north, the group set off immediately on their 100-km adventure on cross-country skis over shifting pack…

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A Hotel Room on Skis in Finland at Aurora Wilderness Camp

Aurora Wilderness Camp

Northern Finland has launched a new hotel experience where a beautifully appointed glamping cabin is towed into a remote wilderness location, deep in the Arctic Circle, perfectly situated for lying back to experience the Northern lights from the comfort of your bed. The new mobile room, which importantly includes a clear Aurora viewing roof, is located six kilometers east of…

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