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Antarctica

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Which Antarctic expedition is right for me? A Guide to our Antarctic Itineraries

Not sure which Antarctic itinerary is right for you? Here’s our guide to Antarctica’s regions. Ways to Explore Antarctica Whether …

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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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Stories from Antarctica: I pinched myself to see that I wasn’t dreaming

Here’s Karen Hollands’ top insights from her recent expedition to Antarctica. This was my first time travelling to Antarctica, and …

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Stories from Antarctica: An expedition like no other

Amelya Grey,  Aurora Expeditions BDM, on why her recent Antarctic Explorer voyage was an expedition like no other. Antarctica – …

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Snorks have more fun… In Antarctica!

Thinking about going snorkelling in Antarctica? Here’s a first-timer’s experience exploring ice-speckled bays on a recent Antarctic Explorer expedition. It …

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Howard’s Top 5 Tips for Antarctic First-Timers

First time travelling to Antarctica? Here’s Howard’s top 5 tips to make the most of your expedition. About Howard Whelan …

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Solo Adventure Vacations: Why You Should Go

Enjoy the company of like-minded people, explore endlessly at your own pace or push your limits with adventure. Whether you’re …

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Why Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 100 year legacy lives on

Wednesday 5 January 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest polar pioneers, Sir Ernest …

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The Things to Know Before you Go: Travelling with Confidence in 2022

Get back to adventure and travel with confidence in 2022! Here are the answers to your top travel questions and …

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Dr. Sylvia Earle to Host World First Antarctica Climate Expedition

Registrations of Interest now Open for Dr. Sylvia Earle’s World-First Antarctic Climate Expedition “February 2023 will be a moment in …

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Antarctica’s Top 10 Activities

What activities can you actually do in Antarctica? When you visit Antarctica there is more to do than just looking …

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Download your own Arctic vs Antarctica Infographic

The Polar Difference They are at polar ends of the earth, but how different really is Antarctica to the Arctic? …

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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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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 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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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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