Summer Solstice in Antarctica – Like Nowhere Else on Earth

Feature photo courtesy of Quark passenger Mitch.  In Northern Europe, they call it Midsummer, or St. John’s Day, after the early Christian martyr John the Baptist. The Japanese take to the streets to celebrate their much-loved solar goddess Amaterasu (Shinto) each July. In Greek mythology, Apollo was the god of the Summer Solstice; to the ancient Romans, goddess Juno was responsible for the one day each year with more daylight [...]

Quark Expeditions’ Guide to Explore Human Connection to the Arctic Landscape This Winter

Artist and photographer Acacia Johnson is all set to join Quark Expeditions as a guide and photography lecturer in the Arctic this season. Even before she joins us, Johnson is looking towards the winter, when she’ll stay on in the Arctic to work on Into Indigo, her exploration in images of the profound human connection to the mythic winter landscape of the Canadian Arctic. Johnson will stay a full season [...]

Greenland's World Cup Fever Lasts All Year Long: Get in the Game!

Quark passengers and crew join locals in a game of football in Nuuk, Greenland in 2013. A number of things come to mind when we think of Greenland: stunning vistas, spectacular Northern Lights and awe-inspiring fjords among them. But football [a.k.a. soccer in North America]? Visitors might be surprised to learn that football is a year-round sport here, with World Cup fever alive and well. Even in the coldest winter [...]