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What is the Northwest Passage? | History & Mysteries

If you thought tales of icy quests, outlandish missions and polar explorers were limited to the North and South Pole, …

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The Fascinating History of Antarctic Explorers

Few places on Earth capture the imagination like Antarctica. The world’s last frontier, it eluded the flag-in-ground race of person or …

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What Will I See on a Chilean Fjords Cruise?

If you’re seeking a unique and awe-inspiring adventure, look no further than a Chilean Fjords cruise with Aurora Expeditions. With a backdrop …

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Spitsbergen: A Complete Guide to the Arctic Island

Jump to: Geology History Culture Wildlife Arctic adventures Attractions Entertainment Spitsbergen Skies Prepare for your Expedition For intrepid explorers, Spitsbergen, …

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Discovering the Endurance: Interview with Saunders Carmichael-Brown

Saunders Carmichael-Brown is an award winning digital and broadcast presenter who was an integral part of the small media team …

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Top 5 Reasons To Include South Georgia On Your Antarctic Expedition

Unknown to most, the Antarctic region stretches wider than its mainland and actually includes a number of island chains dotted …

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Bucket-list destinations to suit every traveller

Because Aurora Expeditions visits some of the most unique places in the world, compiling this list of bucket-list destinations wasn’t …

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Castles, Culture and Coastlines: Coastal UK

From magical landscapes and iconic coastlines to sites brimming with history, the endlessly intriguing United Kingdom always offers something new …

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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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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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Who Was Charles Darwin?

Naturalist. Geologist. Biologist. Author. Father. As far as influential people from the 19th century go, Charles Darwin certainly ranks with the likes …

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Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline When Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition left South Georgia Island on 5 December 1914 to assist …

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Papua New Guinea Commemorative Voyage Remembers Australia’s Heroes

Aurora Expeditions has launched a special commemorative voyage to Papua New Guinea next April, to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary …

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How Old Is Skara Brae? And Who Used To Live There? The Full Story

The stone village of Skara Brae lay hidden for millennia on the windswept shores of Mainland, the largest island in …

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Fearless Females: Top Women In Polar Adventure

This International Women’s Day on March 8, Aurora Expeditions is celebrating the indomitable women who inspire us to keep exploring. Men …

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Floating Photography Exhibition

We are excited to announce that from November this year, Aurora Expeditions will host a floating exhibition of Frank Hurley’s …

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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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3 Famous Antarctic Expeditions From History

Here at Aurora Expeditions and around the world, people are celebrating the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage to …

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100 Years Since Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition

August 2014 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, an historic occasion that is being commemorated …

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Discoveries On A Cruise To The Hebridean Islands

An essential element of our Wild Scotland tour, a Hebridean cruise has plenty to offer for history fanatics and wildlife …

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Discovering Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault

On Aurora Expeditions’ Arctic Complete tour, you’ll sail off on the Polar Pioneer for the awe-inspiring vistas of Spitsbergen, Greenland and …

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Expeditioners Raise Over $37,000 For The South Georgia Heritage Trust!

Our recently-finished Antarctica and South Georgia season was a particularly fruitful one, with expeditioners helping to raise much-needed funds for …

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In Shackleton’s Footsteps: Interview With Gary Lee

Shackleton fan and adventure lover Gary Lee travelled on our latest commemorative voyage to Antarctica – In Shackleton’s Footsteps, in March …

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How Was Antarctica Formed?

Antarctica as we know it was formed roughly 34 million years ago, when the continent was enveloped by the massive …

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