Category archives: Arctic

Who is that handsome devil?

A polar bear admires his reflection in icy arctic waters – the perfect submission for #IcePhoto Wednesday! Photo from the passenger slideshow on our Spitsbergen Explorer voyage, July 2010.   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!

North Pole bound

Russian Icebreaker The 50 Years of Victory heads north in this incredible photo from our July 2012 North Pole cruise. Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013 – join us on our unforgettable North Pole voyage this year!  

Little brother of the North

A colourful puffin is spotted on our Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition. It’s name is derived from it’s Latin genus name Fratercula which roughly translates to “Little Brother of the North.”  Aww!  Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition, 23rd July to 2nd August, 2012. Photographer unknown.  

Framed by 'bergs in the Arctic

Quark Expeditions passengers are framed by perfect icebergs in the Arctic. Another great shot from our Three Arctic Islands expedition! Photo by Peter & Heili, August 2012. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto!

The incredible hues of the Arctic

A perfectly framed shot – Quark Expeditions passengers exploring via zodiac are surrounded by colour on our Three Arctic Islands voyage.   Photo by G. Feier, August 2012.

Spitsbergen Reindeer

Two of Santa’s helpers stop to have a meal.     Photo by Quark Expeditions passenger “Robyn” on our Spitsbergen Explorer expedition, July 2012. See them for yourself with us!

Arctic Tern, reflected

An Arctic Tern is photographed reflected here, as it skims the water. Photo taken by passengers M.Boswell on one of Quark Expeditions Three Arctic Islands voyages.

How to dress for polar travel

This helpful info-graphic starring our very own Merchandise Coordinator Jaymie,  will ensure that you are 100% prepared for your polar voyage.  Stay warm, dry and comfortable like a polar pro! Many of these items are available for purchase in our Polar Gear shop.    

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked Polar Travel Adviser Naomi to give us a list of the most commonly asked questions that Quark passengers ask. She’s listed them here with her answers - thanks Naomi!   Q. Is there an age restriction? A. Quark Expeditions welcomes passengers aged 8 years old or above on any Quark vessel. Children under the age of 16 at time of travel require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior [...]

Welcome to Our New Blog

  Welcome to Quark Expeditions’ Blog, an exciting online forum designed to share your experiences and hear all about what’s going on in the Polar Regions. Our blog is a place for discovery, insight, and fun! We’ve gathered stories, observations, reflections, and more showcase the remote and pristine destinations we visit and the fascinating people you’ll meet. Visit us often to read notes from the field, browse our photos and [...]