One of the remotest and least explored destinations on the planet, the Arctic Circle is packed full of rich, breathtaking experiences. Covering nearly 4% of the Earth’s surface, the region is brimming with glaciers, icebergs, and snow-white islands, with colorful indigenous settlements nestled by its palatial fjords, and unique and diverse wildlife and marine life thriving in its vast expanses. Expedition ships take you to one of five awe-inspiring destinations beyond the Arctic Circle. Greenland offers a stark landscape teeming with animals as well as indigenous settlements on the West Coast. Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago are the ‘land of the midnight sun’ with near-continuous daylight in the summer, and boast polar bears and rich history and heritage. In the Canadian High Arctic, stunning, rugged scenery and icy channels await you, once traversed by legendary explorers seeking a route to Asia. In contrast, the Russian High Arctic is steeped in history, where you can visit Soviet-era expedition centers and some of the Arctic’s remotest archipelagos. Then there’s the North Pole at the very top, reachable only by nuclear-powered icebreakers, a bucket-list destination like no other! No matter which part of the Arctic you visit, expect unparalleled diversity and adventure.
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50 Years of Victory by Quark is a polar-class, nuclear-powered icebreaker built for adventurous cruises to extreme arctic environments. Enjoy a cruise to the North Pole on this powerful vessel that can crush through the thickest layers of sea ice.
Ocean Adventurer by Quark is a recently renovated polar vessel that takes you on exciting cruises to the Arctic Archipelago, including Svalbard. Hop on board for an adventurous Arctic cruise trip in a small group.