An iceberg at the edge of the Baffin Bay’s sea iceA polar bear spotting in Baffin Bay is not unusual. What was unusual was the fact that they appeared to be clinging to an iceberg. Were they stranded? In danger? Or simply lounging?
This one-of-a-kind, 14-day itinerary travels roundtrip from Helsinki, Finland (via mandatory chartered flight from/to Murmansk, Russia (additional)) to the actual North Pole. You’ll travel in style, sailing onboard 50 Years of Victory, one of the world’s most powerful icebreakers. You’ll transit the Arctic Ocean, crushing multi-year ice pack in the processes. A complimentary helicopter ride affords an aerial view of the progress being made. Continue reading “Love Santa? Visit the North Pole in 2012”
Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, recently announced the addition of a new Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Dranitsyn, to the company’s fleet. Built in Finland in 1980 and upgraded in 1999, this vessel is a powerful icebreaker designed for reaching the most remote and raw Arctic landscapes. The Kapitan Dranitsyn is virtually identical to her sister ship, the famous Kapitan Khlebnikov, which will retire as a passenger vessel in March 2012. Continue reading “Quark Expeditions Adds to its Fleet”