Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Aurora Expeditions named World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator 2020

Aurora Expeditions are absolutely thrilled to have received one of the highest honours in global travel and tourism, named “The …

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Who owns Antarctica?

Antarctica doesn’t belong to anyone. There is no single country that owns Antarctica. Instead, Antarctica is governed by a group …

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How can we help endangered penguins in Antarctica?

As a group, penguins are one of the two most threatened seabird species in the world. According to Birdlife International, …

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Are seals endangered in Antarctica?

All six seal species’ found living in Antarctica are classified as ‘least concern’ by the International Union for Conservation of …

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Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?

The Arctic is a bird-lover’s paradise. The bird cliffs of Iceland and Norway are some of the busiest, most bustling …

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10 fun facts about Antarctica

Antarctica is truly unlike anywhere else on earth. Find out why with these 10 fun (and a little surprising) facts …

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Where is the Arctic?

The Arctic brings to mind encounters with unique wildlife, fascinating history and living cultures, remote hikes across untracked tundra, and …

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A comparison: Arctic vs Antarctica

Antarctica and the Arctic have many things in common: they’re both cold, icy and home to an array of wonderful …

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What animals live in Antarctica?

Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast polar desert? …

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Are there polar bears in Antarctica? No – find out why.

Do polar bears live in Antarctica? Polar bears live in the Arctic, but not Antarctica. Down south in Antarctica you’ll …

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Antarctica in March: Why I like Antarctic trips in March

March is ‘late-season’ for voyages to Antarctica: night times grow out of the endless summer days; the air freshens; dustings …

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How cold is Antarctica?

Antarctica is the coldest place on earth. Colder than the Arctic and the Andes, even colder than the summit of …

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Is Antarctica a desert? YES. Find out why

When most people imagine Antarctica they think of a cold continent covered in ice. And they’re right. In fact, 90% …

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About Sylvia Earle

Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle’s commitment to the planet Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, …

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Our new ship – the Sylvia Earle

Our new ship, the Sylvia Earle Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle, an accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer, conservationist and explorer; …

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Cruise or hiking Patagonia – Which is right for you?

“I climbed a path and from the top looked up-stream towards Chile. I could see the river, glinting and sliding …

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Webinar: Explore the natural beauty of Greenland

Watch our webinar on Greenland below where local Greenland specialist, Bettina Ovgaard talks about Greenlandic traditions, culture, everyday life, and …

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Do people live in Antarctica?

Antarctica is known for being the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent on earth. So perhaps it won’t come as …

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Hookpod launches Kickstarter campaign

The Hookpod is a new fisheries invention that’s small in size, big in innovation and has huge implications for saving …

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Arctic kayaking trips on top of the world

If you’re looking for a different type of travel experience in one of the most remote places on Earth, we …

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The Good Gift Guide

Get out of your usual gift giving routine and get a truly unique gift from some of our favourite partners …

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The wonders of wild outdoor Scotland according to Robyn Mundy

When I was first asked to work on Aurora’s ‘Wild Islands of Scotland’ voyages, I confess to being a tad …

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King Penguin Fun Facts & Information

On an adventure to Antarctica and the Subantarctic islands with Aurora Expeditions, there is one animal that almost everyone wants …

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Discovering Scotland’s wild islands

When you first think of Scotland, you’ll likely think of the big cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well …

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Aurora Expeditions celebrate World Oceans Day!

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing our oceans are? From generating the majority of the oxygen we …

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Top things to do in Aberdeen before your Arctic Circle Cruise

Perched at the top of Britain, Scotland is characterised by its historic cities, winding roads and rugged terrain. The city …

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