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Arctic

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Arctic Birds – Pecking Order

The wonderful wildlife we’re lucky to come across on our amazing voyages is one of the major draw cards for …

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Top Packing Tips For A Polar Expedition

It goes without saying that heading off on a polar expedition, either to the Arctic Circle or the mighty Antarctica …

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6 Reasons For Crossing The Arctic Circle

As one of the world’s most remote, fascinating locations, the Arctic Circle is not your ordinary travel destination. Populated by …

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Naturalist vs Naturist – What’s The Difference?

At Aurora Expeditions we’re asked all kinds of questions. Some are scientific, others are more historical or geographical. If someone …

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Scoresbysund, Greenland – The World’s Largest Fjord System

Up to 350km long and 600m deep – Scoresbysund isn’t your typical fjord. As a highlight of all our East Greenland voyages, Scoresbysund …

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Some Interesting Facts About The Musk Ox

When you reach the icy, cold tundra of Greenland’s shore during your Arctic excursions, you may spot on the horizon …

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7 Greenland Facts You Might Not Know

Greenland, positioned above the Arctic Circle is a landscape dominated by ice and rugged tundra, subjected to the frigidness of …

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Arctic Sailing Then And Now: Vikings And You!

Scandinavia is well-known for its Viking history. These ancient people shaped the local area, not just on home soil, but across …

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Why Adventure Is Good For Your Wellbeing

Growing up, our parents always used to tell us to go outside and get some fresh air. While the main …

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What New Apps Do You Need For Your Next Overseas Adventure?

What’s your favourite smartphone app? Whether it’s Facebook, YouTube or The Age, these simple programs enable us to continuously connect …

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Walrus Pictures, Information & Facts

In the icy depths of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard resides some of the most unique creatures in the animal kingdom. …

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Expedition Leader Henrik Lovendahl Tells Us Why His Heart Lies In Norway

So Henrik, what is it that you love about the Norwegian coastline? Sailing up the Norwegian coastline is unique; it …

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10 Arctic Facts You Might Not Know

Find out some of our favourite Arctic facts! The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the earth’s five major oceans, …

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Travel Advice: Exploring The Natural Beauty On The Islands Of Svalbard

One of the challenges of exploring the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is the prominence of pack ice. Throughout the winter …

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8 Free Events & Activities To Try In Oslo

Norway’s sophisticated capital of Oslo conjures images of stunning architecture, a vibrant culinary scene and Viking museums, but it’s often …

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10 Fun Facts About Longyearbyen

The capital of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Longyearbyen is the gateway to the Arctic Circle, and one of the …

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Animals Native To Russia

Sydney Morning Herald reporter, Louise Schwartzkoff, paddles with otters and cruises beneath volcanoes on a dramatic expedition in the Kuril …

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What Animals Migrate? Exposing The Secret Migration Of The World’s Wildlife

Despite everything that we know about the animal world, there are certainly plenty of secrets that continue to astound us. …

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Arctic & Scotland Landscape Photography Competition – 2017 Entries

Congratulations to our winners! The results are in from our 2017 Arctic & Scotland Photo Competition! Thanks to all passengers …

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What You Need To Know About Scoresby Sund

Not many people on this planet can say they’ve visited Greenland on a cruise adventure, but this fantastic, almost entirely …

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5 Reasons Why Small Cruise Ships Are Best

When it comes to planning your next cruise adventure, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what type …

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