Aurora Expeditions Blog

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How can we help endangered penguins in Antarctica?

As a group, penguins are one of the two most threatened seabird species in the world. According to Birdlife International, …

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Are Seals Endangered In Antarctica?

All six seal species’ found living in Antarctica are classified as ‘least concern’ by the International Union for Conservation of …

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Antarctica in March: Why I like Antarctic trips in March

March is ‘late-season’ for voyages to Antarctica: night times grow out of the endless summer days; the air freshens; dustings …

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Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?

The Arctic is a bird-lover’s paradise. The bird cliffs of Iceland and Norway are some of the busiest, most bustling …

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Naturalist vs Naturist – What’s The Difference?

At Aurora Expeditions we’re asked all kinds of questions. Some are scientific, others are more historical or geographical. If someone …

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How Much Does A Trip To Antarctica Cost?

International travel trends indicate that travellers want to visit more remote places, seeking a genuine connection with nature and untouched …

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10 fun facts about Antarctica

Antarctica is truly unlike anywhere else on earth. Find out why with these 10 fun (and a little surprising) facts …

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Who owns Antarctica?

Antarctica doesn’t belong to anyone. There is no single country that owns Antarctica. Instead, Antarctica is governed by a group …

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What Animals Live in Antarctica?

Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast …

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Are There Polar Bears In Antarctica? No – find out why.

Do polar bears live in Antarctica? Polar bears live in the Arctic, but not Antarctica. Down south in Antarctica you’ll …

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How cold is Antarctica?

Antarctica is the coldest place on earth. Colder than the Arctic and the Andes, even colder than the summit of …

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Is Antarctica a desert? YES. Find out why

When most people imagine Antarctica they think of a cold continent covered in ice. And they’re right. In fact, 90% …

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About Sylvia Earle

Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle’s commitment to the planet Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, …

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Our new ship – the Sylvia Earle

Our new ship, the Sylvia Earle Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle, an accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer, conservationist and explorer; …

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Cruise Or Hiking Patagonia – Which Is Right For You?

“I climbed a path and from the top looked up-stream towards Chile. I could see the river, glinting and sliding …

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Webinar: Explore The Natural Beauty Of Greenland

Watch our webinar on Greenland below where local Greenland specialist, Bettina Ovgaard talks about Greenlandic traditions, culture, everyday life, and …

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Do people live in Antarctica?

Antarctica is known for being the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent on earth. So perhaps it won’t come as …

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Spitsbergen Birdlife To Spot On Your Arctic Cruise

The isle of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is one of our favourite destinations, with jaw-dropping landscapes and …

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Top Things To Do In Aberdeen Before Your Arctic Circle Cruise

Perched at the top of Britain, Scotland is characterised by its historic cities, winding roads and rugged terrain. The city …

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Aurora Expeditions Celebrate World Oceans Day!

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing our oceans are? From generating the majority of the oxygen we …

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Discovering Scotland’s Wild Islands

When you first think of Scotland, you’ll likely think of the big cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well …

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King Penguin Fun Facts & Information

On an adventure to Antarctica and the Subantarctic islands with Aurora Expeditions, there is one animal that almost everyone wants …

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The Wonders Of Wild Outdoor Scotland According To Robyn Mundy

When I was first asked to work on Aurora’s ‘Wild Islands of Scotland’ voyages, I confess to being a tad …

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The Good Gift Guide

Get out of your usual gift giving routine and get a truly unique gift from some of our favourite partners …

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Arctic Kayaking Trips On Top Of The World

If you’re looking for a different type of travel experience in one of the most remote places on Earth, we …

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Hookpod Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Hookpod is a new fisheries invention that’s small in size, big in innovation and has huge implications for saving …

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Who Were The First Australians In Antarctica?

It seems as though Australia and Antarctica are as different as two masses of land can get. While Antarctica is …

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How Were The Galápagos Islands Formed? A History Timeline

The naturally diverse and dazzling islands of the Galápagos Islands are a place of wonder where visitors can witness untouched …

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