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AdventureSmith Increases Arctic Adventures on Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

AdventureSmith Alaska

Small cruise ships purpose-built to ply the planet’s polar regions also transport guests on floating Arctic wildlife safaris. AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship cruising experts, invite guests on an increasing number of Arctic cruise options that observe, among other things, a variety of indigenous wildlife. Some, if not all, of the Big Arctic Eight, marine- and land-based creatures are often…

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Snowmobile through 3 Countries to a Hotel on Skis

Aurora Wilderness Camp

A new totally immersive Arctic adventure has been launched allowing guests to embark on an epic snowmobile adventure through Norway, Finland and Sweden – before ending up at an iconic glass roofed hotel on skis to hunt for the Northern Lights. Organized by Arctic travel specialists Off the Map Travel, this new adventure staying at the Aurora Wilderness Camp is…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ship MS Fram Undergoes Upgrade

MS Fram ship exterior

After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will receive a full makeover—and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship. Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, is undergoing a large-scale refurbishment project regarding MS Fram. Custom built for exploring the Arctic, Antarctica, and other destinations in Hurtigruten’s extensive expedition cruise program,…

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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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