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Articles from Poseidon Expeditions: polar stories and essential information about the Arctic and Antarctica

What animals live in Antarctica? Fun facts about polar wildlife

It’s the driest and coldest place on Earth, with harsh weather and winds sweeping through the bleak ...

Сan you go to Antarctica? Check-list for travelers

Ready for your next adventure? Discover Antarctica on an epic expedition cruise and see another cont...

What is the Fastest Ocean Animal in the World?

With thousands of aquatic species living and travelling the oceans, some of them move incredibly fas...

Arctic vs Antarctic: What is the Difference?

Why do polar bears not eat penguins and where can you see the biggest icebergs? Be sure to know your...

How to explore Antarctica

There are different ways to explore Antarctica – and they highly depend on the transportation you ...

Small Antarctic cruises – the best choice there is

Planning a vacation is never easy, especially when the destination is Antarctica. We have you covere...

The Best Arctic Trips in 2021

Whatever your interest and whenever you are able to travel, Poseidon Expeditions has the best Arctic...

What specialist equipment is needed for an expedition to Antarctica

Packing for an Antarctic cruise is a little different from your average vacation. But we assure yo...

Another win for the plastic waste fight

The Nordic council meeting concluded with a major step forward in the fight against marine plastic p...

Antarctica: IAATO restricts commercial drone use

At the annual meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) in Cape...

Arctic: researchers explore the effects of shipping on the atmosphere

Global shipping contributes to aerosol pollution in marine regions. New regulations might be added in...

Arctic: studies report Svalbard becoming warmer

A new climate report outlines the thawing of Svalbard permafrost and an increase in rainfall.

Plastic waste scientist joins Franz Josef Land expedition cruise

Our guests have the chance to contribute to important and exciting research in an area very few are ...

World Cleanup Day: a global effort to keep our planet pristine

On September 21, 2019, the World Cleanup Day united 20 million people in 179 countries and territori...

How to go to Antarctica

If you were wondering how to get to Antarctica, the answer is quite simple! In six easy steps, you ...

Sustainability trends in expedition cruising

The issue of sustainability is becoming more and more pressing for the cruise industry as a whole, b...

Poseidon Expeditions attends 2019 AECO Conference

The forum provided a great opportunity to discuss matters relating to the environment, safety and c...

Antarctic Art

The state of Florida is one of the warmest places in America, with sunny skies and average yearly...

Literature on ice - An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent

The literature of Antarctica is almost as vast as the continent itself, and therefore is updated...

Four North Poles

Did you know that there is not one but four North Poles in the Arctic? Read on to find out more abou...

100th achievement of the North Pole

Poseidon Expeditions is pleased to announce the 100th achievement of the North Pole which took place...

Arctic Whaling: A Historic Synopsis

Commercial Whaling in the Arctic is reported to have begun in the 1730’s, as Dutch and English explorers...

Pomors – Pioneers of Arctic Exploration

Nowadays people travel in the Arctic aboard massive icebreakers with reinforced hulls. But it wasn’t...

No Reversal of Fortune

There is an event looming in Earth’s immediate future that will rival anything in the history of...

Growing threat for polar bears

Polar bears are, at least in their image in the popular imagination, among the cutest, cuddliest...

Global warming: for good or ill

The concept of global warming, or climate change, has become a point of contention among scientists,...

Poseidon and other ship operators take action at IAATO meeting to ensure responsible Antarctic travel

Several new measures of managing the growing number of tourists to Antarctica were proposed at the a...

Tourism is up, down at the bottom of the world

Tourism to Antarctica is rising, according to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part I

This is the first post in a series of short overviews of the expeditions and people who have contributed...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part II

After Bellingshausen’s expedition the active exploration of Antarctic territories has begun. In ...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part III – the Legend of Roald Amundsen

At the beginning of XX century several expeditions have made their way to the mountain ranges and...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part IV – Robert Falcon Scott’s Destiny

At the same time as Roald Amundsen has moved toward the South Pole, Robert Falcon Scott was on the...

History of Antarctic Explorations: Part V – The State of Contemporary Research in Antarctica

After the conquest of the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott the exploration of Antarctica has continued...

Mysteries of the Polar Circles

Special significance is often attached to the crossing of the so-called Polar Circles. What are these...

Glaciers vs. Icebergs

What’s the Difference between an Iceberg and a Glacier? Why is a glacier blue?

Arctic Kayaking Trips

Explore the Arctic from a unique perspective of a kayak. Find out about the fitness and health requirements,...

30 Arctic birds and seabirds - species, facts, places, habits

Learn more about Arctic birdlife: the endemic and migrating species, their habits, and nesting locations....

Arctic clothing

Planning a trip to the Arctic and wondering what clothes and gear to bring? Find out what temperatures...

Arctic Food Web: Everything You Need To Know

Learn about the food chains in the Arctic to find out about the primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers,...

Temperature in the Arctic Circle

Find out how cold is the North Pole, what to expect from the Arctic in terms of weather and highest ...

Nuclear icebreakers – what’s so special about them?

The Arctic Ocean mostly consists of scattered islands and vast icescapes. Marine navigation in the...

Did you know that…?

The area of the Arctic is almost 3 times the size of Europe and is about 27 million km². For a long...

About breaking some eggs

During Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery expedition in 1901-1904 new species of penguins were found....

Six Considerations for Antarctic Cruises

Planning Antarctica tours is a significant investment—not only of your hard-earned money, but also...

Packing List for Antarctic Travelling

Poseidon Expeditions, like other tour operators that take you on adventure cruises to Antarctica,...

“Happy” Lip Dub on the North Pole

Poseidon Expeditions team performing a lip dub to Pharrell William’s “Happy” during the final North...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 1

February 13th, 2015

Our Antarctic expedition begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost...

Extreme Points in the Arctic

A polar cruise is a great way to achieve your geographical goals. Here are some of the northernmost ...

Live broadcast: Antarctic Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 2

February 14th, 2015

In the morning after breakfast, many of our fellow travelers set off ...

Brush-Tailed Penguins

Penguins are the animals most famously associated with Antarctica. They are also one of the most distinctive...

Live broadcast: Antarctic Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 3

February 15th, 2015

Today, as we crossed the Drake Passage, we heard various presentations...

10 Things You (Probably) Never Knew About the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands, a hidden gem of an archipelago in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, hold a wealth of beauty...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 4

February 16th, 2015

After breakfast, we learned about krill – the true king of Southern Ocean....

Popular Research Stations in Antarctica

Life at an Antarctic research station can be challenging. In addition to contending with the harsh polar...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 5

February 17th, 2015

In the morning we disembarked aboard Zodiac landing craft for a visit...

Top Reasons to Visit Svalbard

Svalbard, the perfect representation of the pristine polar environment in most people’s imagination ...

Live broadcast: Cruise to Antarctica (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 6-8

February 20th

We began the day early as usual, taking advantage of the long daylight hours...

What Exactly is a Zodiac?

Anyone who joins a polar expedition cruise will become quite familiar with Zodiacs*. Read on to learn...

Polar Bear vs. Walrus

Planning an Arctic cruise to see walruses and polar bears? Read on to find our who really rules whom...

Live broadcast: Antarctica Cruise (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 9

February 21st

Our final day at the Antarctic Peninsula started with a visit to Danko Island....

Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in Antarctica

Here are still a lot of things we don't know about Antarctica. The last discovered and least explored...

Live broadcast: Cruise to Antarctica (13.02-24.02.2015). Day 10-12

February 22nd-23rd

Soon we’ll disembark in Ushuaia and it all ends there. We wish we could...

8 Fascinating Facts About Famous Antarctic Explorers

Antarctica is a fascinating, mysterious place. Discovered less than 200 years ago by Charles Wilkes,...

Who or What Governs Antarctica? And How Does This Affect Tourism?

Most travelers to Antarctica know that the Seventh Continent is not a sovereign territory belonging...

“Into the Ice”

By its very nature, traveling into the high latitudes – that’s above 60º north latitude in the Arctic...

Putting a priority on the “Wilderness Etiquette” in Antarctica

Once these visitors get to Antarctica, where did all the ships go? Some guests report that they enjoyed...

Antarctic Wildlife Webinar with Anja Erdmann-Rutten 24 July 2020

Watch our webinar devoted to Antarctic animals and become an Antarctic wildlife expert!

Voyage to the North Pole: What Makes an Icebreaker Different from other Ice-Class Ships

What makes this ship different and so special as an icebreaker? Let’s start with the ice class.

Arctic Wildlife: Myths and Reality - Webinar with Christian Bruttel

Our expedition leader Christian Bruttel will unveil the world of Arctic wildlife, including common myths...

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence on Your Polar Cruise

To many of our expedition staff, who have traveled numerous times to and from the Antarctic Peninsula,...

Polar Camping & Kayaking - Webinar with Ida Olsson

Exploring the polar regions can certainly be a great adventure, but how adventurous can it get?

How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Polar Expedition Ship

Choosing the right polar expedition ship is an essential stage of planning your cruise to the Arctic...

North Pole Adventure

Because, now looking back, cruising to the North Pole is one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever ...

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Dreaming of going to Antarctica? Don’t forget to include South Georgia and the Falklands!

Poseidon Expeditions Polar Book Club - The Terrors of Ice and Darkness

The dramatic events surrounding the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition.

Poseidon Expeditions Polar Book Club - The Greatest Show in the Arctic

Try, Try and Try Again: American Expeditions to the North Pole, 1898 to 1905.

Who Owns Antarctica?

Everyone and no one. Those four words describe perhaps the simplest way of answering questions about...

Umberto Nobile - Life and Expeditions

Englishmen, Russians and Norwegians stand at the forefront of polar exploration during the “Heroic ...

On Intimate Terms with My Very First Svalbard Glacier

We’re suited up in waterproof kayaking outfits, booties and life vests, seemingly ready for anything....

Top Experiences of a British Isles Cruise

Our first stop is the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall.

Poseidon Expeditions Book Club: Folk Tales by Knud Rasmussen

Knud Rasmussen, 1879-1933, was a Greenlandic–Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He was the first...

Ernest Shackleton's Grave Site

Visiting the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton is an emotional stop on an Antarctic cruise that includes...

Famous Arctic Expeditions

The same trip to the Arctic today and a hundred years ago are two drastically different things.

Falkland Islands: Top Attractions

The Falkland Islands are a United Kingdom territory consisting of more than 700 islands in the South...

A Day of Expedition Cruising in the Arctic

Those of us in the sales & marketing departments at Poseidon Expeditions sometimes take for granted ...

Antarctic Expedition – Aerial View

Seeing Antarctica for the first time can be life-changing. An expedition cruise is a chance for many...

Aboard 50 Years of Victory

This vessel is truly a masterpiece of engineering and an enduring symbol of Arctic shipping. But what...

Reasons to Visit Antarctica

Visiting Antarctica is something in the back of every avid traveler's mind. Checking off all continents...

Planning the Dream (of Travel)

Some polar expedition ship operators (like Poseidon!) offer early booking discounts (EBDs) on trips...

Arctic Cruise with Robert Calcagno - Faces of the Polar World

The concepts of sustainable travel and lifestyle are becoming more and more relevant to our everyday...

How to See the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is a bucket-list item for many travelers.

Poseidon Expeditions Book Club: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition

Early exploration of the polar regions seems to go hand in hand with heroism and drama. The tragic ...

Poseidon Expeditions Book Club: Shackleton's Expedition Diary

Currently, public and social life is standing still. And at Poseidon Expeditions, too, with almost all...

5 Curious Facts About Polar Wildlife

We hope you enjoyed guessing which one of the “facts” actually wasn’t one!

Solar Eclipse in Antarctica

Can you plan the perfect adventure? With expedition cruising, you have the best of both worlds – set...

Torshavn: Essential Information for Tourists

What to Know Before Going to Torshavn? How to get there? When to go? What to bring?

A Whale Encounter in Enterprise Island

This season we have been incredibly lucky with whale encounters! Sarah from the Expedition Team introduced...

Ice is Nice: Part 3 - Sea Ice

In parts 1 and 2 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned about icebergs and glaciers. They are both...

Arctic Cruise with Ola Nordsteien, Bird Researcher | Faces of the Polar World

While penguins are considered the signature birds of Antarctica, choosing one representative for the...

The Small Ship Advantage

Travel aboard a cruise ship is like staying in a resort hotel, except that your accommodation is also...

British Isles in One Minute

Taking in stunning wildlife and historic legends, Poseidon Expeditions’ trip from Plymouth to Edinburgh...

Explore the Polar World with Poseidon Expeditions

Where will your spirit of adventure lead you next? Embark on an expedition ship for the experience ...

Traveling British Isles, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen

An Arctic voyage that begins much closer to home! With our new expedition cruise trailing north from...

What I Learned By Visiting Antarctica

Did you know that Antarctica is twice the size of Australia? I didn’t until I signed up for an Antarctica...

Antarctica Camping in Polar Cruises

You might have heard about the possibility of camping on cruises to Antarctica, or perhaps you know...

Why Spitsbergen?

Explore the last wild frontier - Spitsbergen - with Poseidon Expeditions. The unique Arctic environment...

East Greenland in One Minute

Vast, unspoiled, virtually uninhabited – East Greenland’s Scoresby Sund is an Arctic wilderness of transcendent...

Svalbard: Where Does the Ideal Adventure Lead?

No matter if you are already an avid polar traveler or just seeking for an extraordinary voyage – a...

Antarctic cruise with Andrew Wenzel, Whale Researcher, Faces of the Polar World

There are few wildlife experiences as exhilarating as an encounter with a whale. Now add the beauty...

Ice is Nice: Part 1 - Glaciers

Ice is a defining element of the polar environment. It is also a quintessential aspect of the polar ...

Interview with the Captain of 50 Years of Victory Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

In this video, Captain Dmitry Lobusov answers the most interesting questions about the vessel and the...

Exploration of Franz Josef Land: Part 2

In the decades following its discovery in 1873, Franz Josef Land continued to attract adventurers to...

Exploration of Franz Josef Land: Part 1

Since its discovery 150 years ago, Franz Josef Land has been the setting of some of polar history’s...

Diving in the North Pole

On an expedition cruise to the North Pole, Poseidon Expeditions offered a diving option for the bravest...

Franz Josef Land in One Minute

Nowhere in the Arctic is the heroism and drama of early polar exploration more plainly evident than ...

Antarctica without Drake Passage

Even if you have never been to Antarctica, you have probably heard something about the Drake Passage....

Ice is Nice Part 2 - Icebergs

In part 1 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned how glaciers are formed in cold regions through the...

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