From unique cultures and rare wildlife to majestic landscapes and towering icescapes, Greenland is beyond imagination. Describing Greenland as multicultural might seem a little unorthodox, however when you learn about its rich Viking history, the journey of the Dorset people, as well as the Greenlandic people and the Danish immigrants, you’ll agree that Greenland is a melting pot of old and new mores. Visiting communities big (up to 5000 residents) [...]
If Greenland is known for one thing, it is probably its amazing views of the Aurora Borealis. Known to most as the “Northern Lights,” this majestic display of natural light in the northern sky is breathtaking to say the least. The Greenlandic people believe the dancing of the Northern Lights are their “ancestors’ spirits playing football [soccer] in the sky.” Some of the best displays in August and September can [...]
It’s #IcePhoto Wednesday so to celebrate, we’re giving away 4 copies of the official “Chasing Ice” movie poster, signed by director Jeff Orlowski! Jeff Orlowski is a special guest aboard our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires voyage in 2014, which features the first ever Floating Polar Film Festival! You can read more about this exciting 22 day voyage and the film festival right here. To be entered to [...]
A dramatic moment captured as a glacier calves during a Three Arctic Islands expedition in September 2012. Photo courtesy of Frede Hansen. Glacier or ice calving is the breaking off of chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier and is often preceded by a loud cracking sound similar to thunder! You can read one passenger’s firsthand experience on this voyage right here. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post [...]
We sat down with Quark’s Polar Travel Manager Terri Chalmers and asked her to tell us a little bit about her Three Arctic Islands voyage with us last fall. She also shared a few of her favourite photos from the voyage – thanks Terri! Thinking of taking this expedition? Read all about it from the eyes of a Quark passenger below! Name: Terri Chalmers Job title: Polar Travel [...]
A polar bear looks up at a passing ship full of Quark passengers. This polar bear has just finished having himself what looks like quite the meal! Photo by passenger Melissa on our September 4, 2012 “Three Arctic Islands” voyage, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Tours of a Lifetime” in 2011. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with [...]
A polar bear appears to wave lazily at passing Quark Expeditions passengers: “Welcome to the North Pole!” Photo from the passenger slideshow, “Voyage to the North Pole” 24 June to 6 July 2011. Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013! Join us on Russian icebreaker 50 Years of Victory as we head to 90 degrees north. Got an ice photo of your own [...]
A future sled dog ready for training, captured by a Quark passenger on one of our Greenland voyages! Crazy for Greenland? Quark Expeditions offers a variety of Greenland voyages which you can read about right here! Don’t forget to follow our Quark Loves Greenland board on Pinterest, and enter for a chance to win a Greenland voyage for two in our Quark Loves Greenland contest!
Today’s Ice Photo comes from our Three Arctic Islands voyage in September of 2012. Incredible arctic scenery framed Iceby some perfect ice! Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow, by “Bob”. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and videos and chat about all things polar!
1. Polar travel is all we do: we are the leaders in polar adventure and we have been doing it for over 20 years! 2. Our People: You’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people more passionate about the Polar Regions than the staff at Quark. From our office support staff and Executive team, to our incredible Expedition Team members and leaders, we are delighted to share everything we know and [...]