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Poseidon Gets a Jump on 2019-2010 Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Seasons

Poseidon Expeditions Antarctica

Poseidon Expeditions, the go-to company for Arctic and Antarctic cruises, has a jump on the 2019 and 2020 seasons with new destinations, additional departures of favorite journeys and if booked by Nov. 1, 2018, discounts of up to 15 percent on most itineraries. The company maintains two vessels, the 114-guest Sea Spirit, recently fully refurbished, and the 128-guest 50 Years…

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The Arctic is Now Open for Independent Travel

Book Lapland snowshoes

Having long been a destination of mystery and adventure, the Arctic has in the past been a destination reserved for the specialist adventurer or the wealthy. However, with the launch of Book Lapland, the Arctic region is now open for independent travelers with a new simple booking window to activities across Lapland. Book Lapland is working with activity providers across…

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers West Greenland and Disko Bay Cruises

Greenland

Poseidon Expeditions is picking up 70 percent of the costs of roundtrip air from Iceland’s Reykjavik to the port of embarkation in Greenland for its May 30-June 6, 2018, eight-day West Greenland & Disko Bay expedition voyage of the far north. The value of the roundtrip air is $1,410 per person. Guests booking cabins on Poseidon Expeditions’ polar cruising star,…

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Arctic Icebreaker Experience Launched by Off the Map Travel

Arctic Explorer ship

This winter passengers can follow in the footsteps of the great Arctic adventurers and set sail aboard the Arctic Explorer in Northern Sweden, an icebreaker vessel that can cut through ice more than a foot and a half thick, before walking on the frozen sea and taking a dip in the sea to complete this unforgettable Arctic adventure. Offered for…

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New Guidelines for Observing Arctic Wildlife

Polar bear tour

Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a major attraction for travelers visiting the Arctic. New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) aim to help nature lovers enjoy the Arctic fauna safely and without disturbing the birds and animals that they are admiring. From the iconic polar bear to the dainty, sparrow-like snow bunting, the…

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NEW Adventure Cruise to Remote Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land

Located far above the Arctic Circle, the 191 islands that make up Franz Josef Land are some of the most remote and under-explored locales on earth. Discovered only 150 years ago, this volcanic, glaciated archipelago was once a major stopping point for famous polar explorers making the dangerous (and often deadly) passage to the North Pole. Join Jill Worrall, international…

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Sleep Under the Northern Lights at Finland’s Aurora Wilderness Camp

Aurora Wilderness Camp in Kilpisjarvi Finland

Travelers to the Arctic this winter have never been closer to the Northern Lights with the new glass roofed Aurora Wilderness Camp in Kilpisjärvi, Finland, launched this month by Arctic travel and Northern Lights specialists, Off the Map Travel. The wilderness surrounding the Finnish village Kilpisjärvi is known for its remote and uninterrupted Arctic tundra. Away from any man-made light…

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