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15 Fun Facts About Antarctica | Poseidon Expeditions

Terra incognita for centuries, a magnet for brave explorers for the last 200 years and a bucket-list...

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...

Are There Penguins in the Arctic?

We’ve travelled the Arctic and Antarctic expensively and can vouch for it: there are no penguins in ...

Leopard Seal

A fierce predator with an aggressive temper, feared by penguins and other Antarctic seals alike – me...

Erik the Red

Did you know that Erik the Red gave Greenland its iconic name? In a genius move to attract Norse set...

Harp Seal

It’s an iconic inhabitant of the Arctic! Read on to find out why they are an all-time traveler’s favorite...

Nuuk, the Capital of Greenland - The Complete Guide

Imagine a quaint town nestled in a beautiful fjord, surrounded by pristine nature – that’s Nuuk, th...

Best Time to Visit the Polar Regions

Summer is the time to go! That’s when sea ice recedes, temperatures rise and the polar regions awake...

Polar Deserts

The polar desert areas on Earth cover 14 million square kilometers (5.5 million square miles)...

Are There Any Cities in Antarctica?

No, there are no cities on the Antarctic continent! If you’re looking to explore urban settlements, ...

What Plants Grow in the Arctic Tundra?

How do plants thrive so far north, just below the ice caps? Find out which species can handle these...

Antarctica Dry Valleys

The Dry Valleys of Antarctica feature limited precipitation, extremely low temperatures, high levels...

Polar bears tours in Svalbard

More than half of Svalbard is covered by ice, which attracts the world’s largest carnivores: polar b...

Mysteries of the Polar Circles

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

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,...

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