Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures, offers two new land-based Arctic expeditions to our polar line-up.
Quark, in partnership with Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, will offer Arctic Watch Lodge: Adventure and Wildlife at 74°N, a week-long adventure camp experienceWith a maximum occupancy of 26 guests per departure, it will be Quark’s most intimate Arctic program as well. Located just above the Arctic Circle on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada, Arctic Watch is a five-star wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site.
This will be a truly raw and untouched Canadian Arctic experience for nature enthusiasts around the world, all accessible within a short flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one nights at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This temporary, fly-in camp site is truly the most unique North Pole experiences on offer and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of an exclusive group to land on the frozen runway and take up temporary residence on this unequalled floating site on the icy sea of the North Polar Basin.
Established each year to be a functioning Russian science and logistics station, the site is operated by the Expedition Center for the Russian Geographical Society. Among your fellow guests and base staff, you’ll meet scientists, pilots, mechanics, engineers, and explorers.
This expedition offers opportunities for exploring the northernmost Arctic by air via helicopter flight as well as on land by snowshoe and on foot. Guests can take in lectures and presentations by the expedition team and resident scientists, and enjoy heated facilities and meals, all accessible within a short flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway).