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The Arctic's Most Remote Cruise Destination Gets Less Remote

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/08/2018, 12:45 AM

Polar expedition cruises—the industry term for active voyages in remote, icy waters—are a big trend at sea right now. They appeal to contemporary travelers' taste for unique adventures, while climate change has made routes in the Arctic and Antarctica passable for longer stretches of the year (a development it's impossible not to feel ambivalent about to say the least). Even the famously faraway N...

Time-Lapse Video of Northern Lights Shot from Airplane's Window Seat

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2017, 5:00 AM

This is the best time of year to catch sight of the Northern Lights—when nights in the Arctic Circle are at their longest and darkest.  Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg was treated to a particularly spectacular display on a New Year's Eve flight from New York City to Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik. And fortunately for all of us, he had a window seat.  Check out Nirenberg's time-lapse ...

Artist Paints Portrait on Rapidly Melting Arctic Ice Floe

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/14/2016, 1:15 PM

(photo: Instagram / @the_hula) For his latest work, Hawaiian-born artist Sean Yoro traveled to the Canadian Arctic to paint the portrait of a local Inuit girl on a rapidly melting ice floe.  Titled "What if You Fly," the project was documented by photographer and filmmaker Renan Ozturk—whose work will be the only lasting record of the piece, due to the speed with which the ice flo...

If You Want to See the Northern Lights, This Is the Winter to Do It

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/22/2016, 4:00 AM

(Photo: FreeImages/Dave Dyet) If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list (and why wouldn't it be?), this winter could be the best chance you'll get until the middle of the 2020s, according to experts.  The best time to see the natural spectacle in any year is from September to March in the Arctic Circle. But how bright the lights are depends on where the sun is in its ap...

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