A pleasant June evening, mild and warm – for the Arctic. Outside the panoramic windows of the m/v Plancius observation lounge, peaks and glaciers and rolling white snowscapes glide past unhurried. Conversation has softened to a post-dinner hum, and the […]
When you think about Svalbard wildlife, you might imagine reindeer, Arctic foxes, polar bears – the primary animal attractions that draw passengers to an Arctic cruise. But in fact the Svalbard archipelago is a thriving location for over 1,000 species […]
Travel is one of life’s great eye openers. It brings you into contact with new people and perspectives, challenges old assumptions you haven’t held to the light in years, and invites you to make unexpected discoveries about the world around […]
Before the formation of Viking culture, another people populated the far north of the Scandinavian peninsula. The Roman historian Tacitus described them as fenni in his 98 CE book, The Germania, and the Greek historian Procopius referred to them as […]
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain This post comes from the RSS feed of Oceanwide Expeditions, you can find more here!
It takes a village to run a polar cruise: The expedition guides boat us safely from ship to shore and lead us on the gamut of glacial hikes, the service staff makes sure our rooms are cleaned and dinners served […]
During the last ice age, most plants and animals vanished from Greenland as a thick sheath of ice coated the landscape. Once this ice started to retreat around 12,500 years ago, it left boulders and raw mineral earth exposed for […]
Though the following photos are all fantastic, they’re no substitute for the real thing. This post comes from the RSS feed of Oceanwide Expeditions, you can find more here!
Up till the late 19th century, nature trips were not popular as well as, consequently, inadequately established. Visitors that reported regarding their explorations as well as experiences (e.g. Herodotus as well as Aristotle in old Greece and also Marco Polo […]
Sustainable tourism, one that develops an ideal equilibrium in between the ecological, socio-cultural and also financial facets of tourist advancement, plays a vital duty in preserving biodiversity. It tries to lessen its influence on the culture and wildlife as well as […]