Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Honouring Women Conservationists on International Women’s Day

The Sylvia Earle will be dedicated to leading women conservationists At Aurora Expeditions, we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 …

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Aurora Expeditions named World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator 2020

Aurora Expeditions are absolutely thrilled to have received one of the highest honours in global travel and tourism, named “The …

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Is Antarctica a Country?

While there are no countries in Antarctica, seven nations have laid claim to parts of it: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Chile, and Argentina. The Antarctica Treaty, signed in 1959, brought nations together to share the continent in peace and cooperation.

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Where is the Arctic?

The Arctic brings to mind encounters with unique wildlife, fascinating history and living cultures, remote hikes across untracked tundra, and …

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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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Discover the Legacy of Douglas Mawson at Antarctica’s Mawson’s Hut

Who was Douglas Mawson and why did he go to Antarctica? “Who is Douglas Mawson”, and “why did he go …

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Do puffins live in the Arctic?

Puffins live in the Arctic. They can be found around sea cliffs and tundra-carpeted coastlines from Iceland to Greenland, Norway, …

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Why is Antarctica colder than the Arctic?

Antarctica and the Arctic are the two coldest places on earth. The polar regions are known for their vast, glittering …

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A comparison: Arctic vs Antarctica

Antarctica and the Arctic have many things in common: they’re both cold, icy and home to an array of wonderful …

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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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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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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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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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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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