Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic and has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, Quark offers travellers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. The spirit of exploration runs deep in Quark's polar pedigree and they are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.
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The most rugged, remote, ice-lled and unexplored regions in the world are waiting to deliver the richest travel experience you will ever have—intimate wildlife encounters, diverse landscapes, and exquisite natural beauty. Trailblazer, nature-enthusiast or bucket-lister, Quark has an Arctic adventure for you!
- Arctic Fox
- Arctic Hare
- Musk Ox
- Polar Bear
- Fat Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Stand-Up Paddle boarding
The world’s largest island teems with life, welcoming you into its breathtaking scenery. East Greenland is vast and remote, very sparsely inhabited and stunning in its austere beauty, while West Greenland has more Indigenous communities and varied wildlife. Both have incredible histories. You can take an express cruise and fly in for the fun—or opt for an in-depth trip to take all the time in the world.
Your quest for the farthest reaches of the earth can bring you to the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago—the realm of the polar bear. This landscape between Norway and the North Pole is remote and rugged, its vistas glistening and gorgeous. The varied itineraries and flexible schedules of our Spitsbergen expeditions make your visit an absolute certainty—and long overdue.
The High Arctic
Vast, pure, fragile, stunning in its simplicity, the High Arctic reveals intense beauty at every turn—glacier-topped mountains, jagged coastlines, and majestic wildlife. You’ll nd a thriving and varied ecosystem and a history as intoxicating as it is accessible. From the sweeping panoramic vistas at 90º N to the captivating and remote island inlets to our adventure-lled land-based safari, the to-do list is as long as an Arctic summer day.
The North Pole
Get a taste of the ultimate Arctic experience, by journeying to the top of the world with two very different expeditions. Whether you’re looking for the thrill of flying directly to 89° North, or would rather take some time to enjoy the ride, we’ve got something for every interest and ability.
Not all High Arctic Expeditions involve time spent on a ship. Journeys by air to unique and arresting destinations present ample opportunities to heed the call of the north, embarking on the self-discovery of a lifetime. Ice-camp and wilderness-lodge visits offer unequaled experiences across the board.
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
Explore the Canadian Arctic for 8 or 10 days at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut. The lodge — 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle — offers guided adventure activities and extraordinary polar photography. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, and enjoy comfortable accommodations and superb food.
Voyages to the Arctic
- Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights
- Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
- Fair Isle, Faroes, and Spitsbergen: Birds and Bears
- Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords
- Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
- North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure
- North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp
- Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic
- Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin
- Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
- Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief
- Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure
- Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears
- Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen
- West Greenland: Disko Bay
- Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard
- Photography Series: North Pole