An igneous paradise: Franklin Island

In the most desolate reach of seas on Earth all those adventurous enough to journey on the Ortelius to the Ross Sea excitedly hopped onto zodiacs in the southernmost corner of the Pacific Ocean. This post comes from the RSS […]

Weddell Sea: the Original Antarctic Adventure

According to the historian Thomas R. Henry, you have to be brave to visit the Weddell Sea. In 1950 he wrote in his book, The White Continent, about sudden “flash freezes” that occur in the area. In fact it was […]

10 Common Misconceptions about the Arctic

The Arctic is a big place. Like, really big – the Arctic spreads out over 14.5 million km2, and makes up part of eight countries – Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. Yet despite its […]

Polar Snowshoeing – Walk Your Way to Fun & Adventure

What’s the fastest growing winter sport in the world? Skiing? Snowboarding? Would you believe snowshoeing? Yes, snowshoeing, one of the oldest Arctic activities ever created, is more popular than ever. It’s easy to learn, a great calorie burner, a fun […]


 SWIM WITH WHALES AND HELP THE REEF! Each year on the northern Great Barrier Reef an extraordinary wildlife event takes place. Dwarf minke whales make their way into our warm, tropical waters and during this time show an incredible fascination […]

10 Profound Polar Bear Facts

They’re cute, they’re cuddly, they’ll eat your face off – polar bears are the undisputed kings and queens of the north. As one of the major draws of Artic cruises, they’re almost always on the must-see list of northern-bound adventurers. […]

The Most Epic Journey In The World: Ross Sea Antarctica

This expedition had everything – jaw dropping landscapes, whales galore, volcanoes, ice, ice and more ice of all kinds, berg, fast, sea, pancake, brash… forever sunsets, heroes, huts and of course, penguins… This post comes from the RSS feed of […]

Oceanwide Expeditions Birding Contest

Our 2017 Antarctic Birding Competition has come to a close with over 150 feather-oriented entries. We’re delighted with the entries we received and want to thank everyone, both contestants and voters, for participating. We thought we’d take a moment and […]