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:
Huge canyon discovered under Greenland ice
One of the biggest canyons in the world has been discovered beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
14 May 2017
Top Ten Reasons To Go On A Polar Expedition
A polar expedition is arguably the ultimate in adventure travel.
15 Feb 2017
Fun Facts About The Arctic
The Arctic is one of the world’s last great wildernesses. It’s a fascinating part of our planet that’s bursting with interesting facts.
23 Jan 2017
Ushuaia - The Gateway of Antarctica
Ushuaia, Argentina is located on Tierra del Fuego island – at the southernmost tip of South America. Sometimes called ‘the end of the world’, …
16 Sep 2016
History Of Svalbard & Spitsbergen
The archipelago of Svalbard Norway and Spitsbergen its main island sits in the high Arctic. Two-thirds of the Svalbard archipelago is permanently covered in sno…
05 Aug 2016
Expeditions Online Guide: Walruses and Where to See Them in the Arctic
The Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is one of the most distinctive and enigmatic Arctic animals, full of contrasts.
03 Aug 2016
People of the Far North
The Arctic remains one of the earth’s last frontiers. Home to extreme conditions, beautiful landscapes, stunning wildlife – and some of the hardiest…
20 Jun 2016
Shackleton – The Greatest Ever Explorer?
The Anglo-Irish explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton was one of the leading men of what’s known as the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' and is …
06 Jun 2016
Where to see King Penguins in the wild
Penguin watching is immense fun! Found only in the southern hemisphere, penguins are flightless birds that are full of character – and colourful too,…
03 Jun 2016
On top of the world - The North Pole
The sea ice that covers it is constantly moving and the climate always harsh and with extreme variations of light through the year - from the long, dark winter …
10 May 2016
Volume of ice in Antarctica measured
A detailed analysis of data compiled during 50 years of exploration shows the White Continent to contain about 26-and-a-half-million cubic km.
01 May 2014
15 Fascinating Facts on Humpback and Minke Whales
Discover how these magnificent animals behave in the icy waters of Antarctica!
28 Jan 2014
Shokalskiy Breaks Free from Antarctic Ice
After more than two weeks stuck fast, the M/V Akademik Shokalskiy has managed to break free from the Antarctic pack ice and is heading north into open…
08 Jan 2014
Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Airlift Success
A five-hour operation yesterday successfully airlifted 52 passengers and scientists from the ice-trapped Akademik Shokalskiy, which had been beset by ice s…
03 Jan 2014
M/V Akademik Shokalskiy stuck in ice
The expedition ship Akademik Shokalskiy, carrying tourists and scientists aiming to repeat experiments made during Douglas Mawsons expedition, has become …
25 Dec 2013
Near Record Sea Ice in Antarctica (again)
The sea ice extent in Antarctica attained a near-record high level of 18.7 million square kilometres in mid-August this year, according to studies by the USA Na…
28 Aug 2013
Antarctica's 'Blood Falls' contain a Unique Ecosystem
This five-story, blood-red waterfall pours very slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys.
04 Jul 2013
New 'Under the Ice' Map of Antarctica
NASA has recently released a video showing the results of a study assembled by the British Antarctic Survey - Bedmap2 - which provides the most accurate look ev…
11 Jun 2013
Earliest Satellite Maps of Polar Sea-ice
BBC Science News reports that the earliest ever satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists. They were compiled with data f…
25 Apr 2013
Antarctica summer ice melt greatest for 1000 years
At a time when those of us in more northerly latitudes are longing for the spring thaw, it is sobering to learn that summer ice melt in the Antarctic Peninsula …
16 Apr 2013
Remnants of massive iceberg still floating 13 years later
A remnant piece of the mighty B-15 iceberg has been captured by NASA satellite — 13 years since it calved off Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.
11 Apr 2013
New Departure: Weddell Sea Quest
Expeditions Online has just posted details of a new itinerary combining the Antarctic Peninsula with the remote and ice-bound Weddell Sea region.…
26 Mar 2013
Penguin colony discovered by satellite
A 9,000-strong colony of penguins has been discovered in Antarctica after scientists spotted their poo trails in satellite images.
14 Feb 2013
Sea Ice Decline and Ice Export through Fram Strait
The Arctic sea ice is shrinking, both in extent and thickness.
17 Jan 2013
Rare White Humpback Whale Sighted
An extremely rare white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by a British maritime engineer.
19 Nov 2012
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