Light in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The midnight sun, also known as the polar day, is a natural phenomenon seen within the Arctic and Antarctic circles. During the polar summer, the sun stays above the horizon 24 hours a day – meaning no sunrise or sunset, […]

3 New Updates to PIF Functionality

Our digital PIFs just got three useful updates. You can now generate PIFs in bulk, automatically include our polar diving questionnaire in your clients’ PIFs, and generate PIFs either in German or English based on your clients’ language preferences.

Under the Northern Lights of Greenland

Driving towards the port in Akureyri, I recognized Plancius from miles away. This was the ship that once took me to the end of the Earth, the ship that inspired me to give up everything back home and begin a […]

10 Conversation-Starting Svalbard Facts

Being an iced-over, snow-heaped, bear-packed island at the edge of the world has its advantages: For one, you’re at least unusual enough to warrant talking about. And Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago situated so far north it redefines the term “off […]

10 Tried-and-True Bird Photography Tips

It’s easy to understand the human fascination with birds: They’re beautiful, graceful (usually), and physiologically equipped to take flight while we’re tethered to the ground. But how do you best capture the essence of that enviable aviary freedom in photographs? […]

10 Weather-Fueled Facts about Antarctica

Most of us have at least a vague notion of what makes the North and South Poles so brutally, bone-chillingly cold: They receive less sunlight than the rest of the planet, and what sunlight they do receive arrives at an […]