Expedition news and information from the polar regions and worldwide
At Expeditions Online we live and breathe all things related to expedition cruises and the incredible locations that we are lucky enough to visit. Following are our latest Arctic and Antarctica blogs and travel guides to gain an insight into exploring these amazing places:
South Shetland Islands
The 2nd instalment in a photo-blog series taken from our Antarctica Small Ship Expedition. Part 2 is about the first days in the wildlife-rich, spectacular - ye…
20 May 2023
Ushuaia and the Drake Passage
Voyage to Antarctica Part 1: This blog is part of a series from the owner and manager of Expeditions Online, Stewart Campbell, who travelled on our Antarctica S…
24 Mar 2023
Svalbard: the Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure
Join an expedition through the realm of the polar bear – Svalbard! This Arctic archipelago is waiting to deliver some of the richest travel experiences yo…
08 Feb 2023
5 Reasons We Love Antarctica in November and December!
Arguably the early Antarctic summer is the very best time to visit, with great weather, amazing pristine scenery, active wildlife and lower prices!
29 Jun 2022
New Trips to See Emperor Penguins
We are thrilled to advise that the new ship Ultramarine will venture to Antarctica's Weddell Sea in November 2013… with two new expeditions to Snow …
15 May 2022
Arctic Ice Swimmers Success!
Congratulations to our group from the International Ice Swimming Association for their incredible swims of up to 1600 metres in the frigid minus 1 degree waters…
04 May 2022
Top Ten Animals You Can See in Antarctica
There is plenty of animal life in Antarctica. It is a continent of extreme conditions but a range of well-adapted animals thrive here at various times of the ye…
16 Mar 2022
Antarctica Cruises Restart!
News from October 2021: With restrictions easing and Argentina border opening, the Antarctic cruise industry is set to start up again after 21 months of shutdow…
06 Oct 2021
Penguins You Can See in Antarctica
There are 17 species of penguin – however only eight species that most people see in Antarctica and the surrounding islands - at least when departing from…
05 Feb 2020
Six Places to Visit in Svalbard
Svalbard is one of the best places to visit the Arctic, being so easily accessible by air and blessed with spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife from the Fa…
07 May 2019
All About Spitsbergen and Arctic Polar Ice
Learn about the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, polar ice and its wildlife including polar bears and walrus. When’s the best time to go to Spitsbergen and…
14 Mar 2019
Camping Out in the Antarctic!
If you’re looking for an experience that truly breaks the mould of traditional cruise line activities then we’d like to introduce you to one of our …
07 Feb 2019
A Typical Day in Antarctica
What is it like during a typical day on an Antarctica cruise? Well no two days are alike, however here is a pretty good example of an 'average' day on…
28 Nov 2018
Antarctic ICE Swimming Success!
In a world-first event for international Ice Swimming and Antarctica tourism, 14 swimmers have successfully braved zero-degree Antarctic waters in nothing more …
27 Nov 2018
Which Months can you Visit Antarctica?
‘When can you visit Antarctica?’ or, more specifically, ‘Which months can you visit Antarctica?’. Find out here!
22 Nov 2018
Why Should You Go on a Polar Expedition?
23 Oct 2018
Answering Your Questions About Cruising to the Arctic and Antarctic
An interview with Expeditions Online’s Owner and Director, Stewart Campbell
18 Oct 2018
Travelling to Antarctica from Ushuaia
Expeditions Online’s Ocean Nova Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia may be the cruise you’ve been waiting for if you've been thinking of travelling …
25 Sep 2018
Why Should You Go on a Polar Cruise?
Why you should go on a polar cruise? Here at Expeditions Online, we're experts in all things polar, so find out more about why you should consider a polar …
01 Sep 2018
7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Antarctica
Antarctica is perhaps the most remote, hard-to-reach location on Earth. So, it’s no surprise that it’s a bit of a mystery to most people.
28 Aug 2018
Common Misunderstandings about the Antarctic
The Antarctic is an incredible place and with this blog, we hope to teach readers about the Antarctic by discussing the most common misunderstandings.
25 Jul 2018
10 Common Misunderstandings About the Arctic
The experts here at Expeditions Online know a lot about the Arctic and we’ve written this blog post to help clear up 10 common misunderstandings about the…
19 Jul 2018
The Best Cruises and Expeditions to see Penguins
If you’re looking for the best cruises to see penguins, then this guide is perfect for you!
10 Jul 2018
What’s Going on in the Arctic at this Time of Year?
At this time of year, the changes in weather make visiting the Arctic much easier, safer, and more enjoyable, so almost all tourism in the Arctic occurs in the …
28 Jun 2018
How to Find the Best Arctic Cruise Deals
Due to specialist ships, equipment, and training, an Arctic cruise might be a little more expensive than other cruises you’ve taken in the past, so it&rsq…
16 May 2018
The Arctic Experience: 5 Best Arctic Cruises
For an Arctic experience, there are many countries and styles of travel to choose from. Expeditions Online have years of experience in Arctic exploration, so he…
26 Mar 2018
Can you go to the North Pole?
A journey to the North Pole is more accessible than ever. Let Expeditions Online show you how to get to the North Pole and the best ways to explore once you&rsq…
20 Mar 2018
Onshore activities in Antarctica to enjoy during your Polar Expedition
Long gone are the days when a short hike was the extent of the shoreside itinerary. Now, a world of opportunity awaits onshore in Antarctica, here are some of t…
09 Feb 2018
Antarctic Wildlife: Chinstrap Penguins
The Chinstrap Penguin is a beautiful, delicate little bird with very distinctive markings from which its rather odd name derives. They look very much like they&…
02 Feb 2018
Antarctic Wildlife: King Penguins
King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) were first discovered in the early 18th century by European explorers. After the Emperor penguin, with whom they are clo…
30 Jan 2018
Why a Polar Expedition Should be on Your Travel Bucket List
Antarctica and the Arctic are two parts of the globe that guarantee to inspire and astound like no other place you’ve ever visited. This is why a polar ex…
24 Jan 2018
Polar Destinations Profile: Deception Island
Deception Island is an active volcano located in the South Shetland Islands, to the north of the Antarctic Peninsula. This island of fire and ice is one of the …
22 Jan 2018
Whales of the Arctic
The Arctic is home to 17 different species of whales. Belugas, bowheads, and narwhals are the only whales to inhabit Arctic waters all year round. Others, such …
19 Jan 2018
Expeditions Online Guide: Birds of the Arctic
There are a select few hardy Arctic birds who live in the northernmost part of the Earth all year round, as well as approximately 200 species of Arctic birds th…
20 Dec 2017
5 Interesting Facts About Polar Bears
Polar Bears are the true beasts of the Arctic! Living in the harshest environment on earth, these tough bears are well adapted to their habitats, with dense fu…
05 Dec 2017
Antarctic Wildlife: The Adelie Penguin
During the winter months, Adélie Penguins live on or very close to sea ice. In the warmer months, they breed on ice-free land. Naturally, this is rather …
06 Nov 2017
Best Time of Year to Visit Antarctica and South Georgia
Visiting Antarctica and South Georgia means a significant purchase since these are large and comprehensive expeditions - a real a trip of a lifetime!
24 Oct 2017
Famous Historic Antarctica Expeditions
Stories of polar exploration and polar expeditions are as fascinating and absorbing today as they were for their contemporary audiences.
16 Oct 2017
Everything You Need To Know About Antarctica Icebergs
Icebergs are a beautiful part of the landscape in the Polar Regions. I love the moment when we see our first iceberg of an expedition. They are pristine and pic…
12 Oct 2017
Flowers In Antarctica
It is hard to think that anything like a flower can survive living in Antarctica. It has one of the harshest climates on earth.
09 Oct 2017
The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott
The life of Sir Robert Falcon Scott was one of adventure and drama. So much so that Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic Explorer became known as simply ‘Scott o…
28 Sep 2017
Photography Tips for Antarctica
You’ll probably be no stranger to the fact that the conditions in Antarctica can be challenging for us humans, as well as for the technology we bring with…
22 Sep 2017
Fun Facts About Antarctica
A trip to Antarctica is a journey to one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on the planet.
08 Sep 2017
Humpback Whales and Where to See Them
Wildlife watching is one of life’s most satisfying activities, and whale watching is one of the most rewarding of all. They are impressive, majestic and i…
30 Aug 2017
All You Need To Know About The Atlantic Puffins
Atlantic Puffins, or the ‘sea parrot’ as they are sometimes known thanks to their unique, colourful beak, are sea-dwelling birds. They spend most of…
16 Aug 2017
Whales You Might See During Your Antarctica Cruise
10 Aug 2017
What To Pack When Visiting Polar Regions
If you are planning to travel to the polar regions, then preparation is central to a successful trip. You’ll be dealing with snow, sea ice and glacial ic…
02 Aug 2017
Exploring Nuuk - Capital of Greenland
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, situated on the west coast, around 150 miles (240km) south of the Arctic Circle. It is the world’s smallest and most nor…
20 Jul 2017
Whale Spotting on an Antarctica cruise
One of the most life-affirming experiences of visiting the Antarctic is the immense pleasure of whale watching. Regardless of whether you’ve had the honou…
20 Jul 2017
Tips for your first polar expedition
As the owner and founder of Expeditions Online – the independent expedition cruise travel agency – I’ve spent the majority of my working life …
05 Jul 2017
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