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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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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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Who Was Charles Darwin?

Naturalist. Geologist. Biologist. Author. Father. As far as influential people from the 19th century go, Charles Darwin certainly ranks with the likes …

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Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline When Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition left South Georgia Island on 5 December 1914 to assist …

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Papua New Guinea Commemorative Voyage Remembers Australia’s Heroes

Aurora Expeditions has launched a special commemorative voyage to Papua New Guinea next April, to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary …

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How Old Is Skara Brae? And Who Used To Live There? The Full Story

Scotland and its many islands date back not just centuries, but millennia. No matter what the weather threw at those …

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Fearless Females: Top Women In Polar Adventure

This International Women’s Day on March 8, Aurora Expeditions is celebrating the indomitable women who inspire us to keep exploring. Men …

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Floating Photography Exhibition

We are excited to announce that from November this year, Aurora Expeditions will host a floating exhibition of Frank Hurley’s …

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Top 5 Reasons To Include South Georgia On Your Antarctic Expedition

Unknown to most, the Antarctic region stretches wider than its mainland and actually includes a number of island chains dotted …

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3 Famous Antarctic Expeditions From History

Here at Aurora Expeditions and around the world, people are celebrating the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage to …

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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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Discovering Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault

On Aurora Expeditions’ Arctic Complete tour, you’ll sail off on the Polar Pioneer for the awe-inspiring vistas of Spitsbergen, Greenland and …

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Discoveries On A Cruise To The Hebridean Islands

An essential element of our Wild Scotland tour, a Hebridean cruise has plenty to offer for history fanatics and wildlife …

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100 Years Since Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition

August 2014 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, an historic occasion that is being commemorated …

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Expeditioners Raise Over $37,000 For The South Georgia Heritage Trust!

Our recently-finished Antarctica and South Georgia season was a particularly fruitful one, with expeditioners helping to raise much-needed funds for …

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Welcome To The Arctic, Home Of Santa Claus Village

One of the most identifiable characters around the world, the man in the big red suit is known by many …

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How Was Antarctica Formed?

On an expedition to Antarctica, it’s easy to stare in awe at the gorgeous, icy landscape and forget that it …

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In Shackleton’s Footsteps: Interview With Gary Lee

Shackleton fan and adventure lover Gary Lee travelled on our latest commemorative voyage to Antarctica – In Shackleton’s Footsteps, in March …

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Celebrating Ernest Shackleton, By Gary Lee

A dozen passengers who had travelled on Aurora Expeditions’ In Shackleton’s Footsteps adventure in March 2016, gathered in London on 20 of May for …

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Back By Popular Demand – Scottish Historian, Carol Knott

Over the years our Scottish historian, Carol Knott, as entertained our passengers with exciting tales of Scotlands rich and colourful history. …

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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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A Brief History Of South Georgia

In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean lies an isolated island, with its mountainous landscape providing a port of call …

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Scotland Legends, Myths And Folklore

Humans love to imagine alternative realities where bizarre creatures interact with society. In fact, dig into Scotland’s past and you’ll soon …

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The History Of Franz Josef Land

For the world’s northernmost archipelago – sitting around 900km from the North Pole –  Franz Josef Land is a long way from any form …

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