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Antarctica

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Wildlife Day – Our Top 5 Polar Animals

Every year on March 3, it’s World Wildlife Day! This is a time when we are all encouraged to celebrate …

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Exploring Film Locations With Aurora Expeditions

Do you get excited about relaxing in front of your favourite show after a long day? Well, how would you …

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Interview With Skye Marr-Whelan – AEL & Operations Coordinator

Adventure is in the blood of this young expeditioner, whose résumé includes an impressive list of exciting expeditions with the …

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Our 10 Most Popular Instagram Posts Of 2016

It’s been a great year for amazing photos, from Antarctica to the Arctic and to all the places in between. …

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Antarctic Penguins

It’s time to refresh your penguin knowledge! Of all Antarctica’s resident animals, penguins are some of the most iconic and …

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Stepping Up Your Smartphone Photography

When you set out on a once in a lifetime voyage with Aurora Expeditions, you’ll want to capture the experience …

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Antarctica Photos – Best Of 16/17

Congratulations to our winners! The results are in from our 2016/17 Antarctic Photo Competition! Thanks to all passengers who entered the photo …

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Why The Poles Are Perfect For Romantic Trips For 2

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. This celebration of love is upon us once again, when couples across the globe will be dreaming …

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