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iExpedition is a team of passionate, highly qualified travel experts with a shared love of exploration. Our dedicated online platform was born out of dream to introduce others to the incredible wonders of the world so that they too could admire the beauty of nature and experience the spirit of adventure.

Our planet is fascinating and the iExpedition team has combined over 10 years’ expertise and knowledge of dedicated polar lodges and expedition cruises, to source only the most exciting and interesting destinations.

Now we invite you to join us and experience them for yourself, in total comfort and safety.

From the beginning, we wanted your online journey to be easy – making researching, reserving, booking, and managing your chosen journey plain sailing, so we’ve used the latest sophisticated technology to bring together an incredible mix of top quality expedition voyages from over 50 ship and lodge options, and across 1,000 different departures.

We are industry leaders in expedition travel and it’s only thanks to our extensive experience of the polar regions that we have been able to create the number one adventure and expedition portal where you can easily find everything you need including exact departure dates, cabin information and pricing.

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The trip of a lifetime is at your fingertips and we can’t wait to share the world with you! If you would like to travel to some amazing locations and experience the magic of nature, book your trip today.

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctica is one of the most pristine wilderness areas on the planet. A dramatic landscape covered with tens of thousands of icebergs, spectacular peaks rising out of the sea forming a formidable coastline. Emerging from 24 hours of winter darkness, Antarctica gives way to long summer days that ends with brilliant colours as dusk turns into 24 hours of daylight. Tens of thousands of breeding pairs of penguins, elegant Wandering Albatross pairs, elephant seals, Weddell, crabeater, leopard and fur seals languish on ice floes while Humpback, minke and Orca whales patrol the coastline.
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    A unique region of the Antarctic Peninsula and often little visited by expedition vessels. On the western coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, it is here the many of the icebergs which roam the the Peninsula calve. The Weddell Sea region of Antarctica is home to huge glaciers and tabular icebergs, if natural beauty, landscapes and geology excite you, then our Weddell Sea voyages are definitely worth considering. The region is rich in history, your expedition will visit historical sites and your expedition team will share with you the many stories of a bygone era of exploration in the region.
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    Antarctic Circle

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    Pushing the boundaries of expedition travel, Crossing the Antarctic Circle at 66 degrees 33.7’ South. A remote area of the Antarctic Peninsula, visited by very few expeditioners, crossing the Antarctic Circle you become part of an elite group pushing the boundaries of expedition travel.
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    South Shetland Islands

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    The South Shetland Islands comprise of around 20 islands, lying around 120km north of the Antarctic Peninsula, they are separated by the Bransfield Strait. This region of Antarctica, is certainly more temperate than the Antarctica Peninsula and it was here that Shackleton’s men waited, while he set off on his South Georgia expedition. For all most every expedition voyage, the islands will be the first sign of the Antarctic landscape. There are many significant islands like Deception and Elephant Islands, which depending on the conditions around your voyage, you may stop at. Due to the Island's temperate conditions, wildlife thrives here, each of the Brushtail penguin species (Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap) are abundant on the islands, elephant seals, whales and giant petrels also call the South Shetland Islands home too. Our Fly/Cruise expedition utilise the Antarctic airfield on King George Island as the hub for the arrival and departure flights between Antarctica and Punta Arenas, Chile.
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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia is one of the true wildlife experiences on our planet. Often wildlife displays here are referred to as the greatest on Earth. Set amongst awe inspiring scenery it’s hard to imagine how early pioneers survived in this harsh landscape. Wildlife on South Georgia is non-migratory due to its reasonably temperate conditions. It is home to the largest breeding sites for Wandering albatross and King penguins found anywhere in the world. Here the King penguin rookeries stretch up mountains in their hundreds of thousands while Elephant seal colonies control the foreshores.
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    South Sandwich Islands

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    This remote archipelago consists of 11 primary islands of volcanic origin. The rugged coastlines of these islands make it extremely difficult place to visit, let alone make it a shore, each year only a handful of our expeditions will be fortunate to land at any of these islands.
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    Falkland Islands

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    Whilst the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, remain disputed territory, they certainly should not be forgotten. They boast rugged scenery and excellent wildlife opportunities, including the Black-browed albatross, Elephant seals and a number of penguin species not found in Antarctica.
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    From the wilds of Tierra del Fuego to the pinnacles of Torres del Paine National Park, experience Patagonia at close range. Explore the narrow fjords and shallow bays of Fuegian Archipelago discover secluded waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, pristine beaches and rocky shorelines, hike through primeval subpolar forest, penguins, Andean condors and Caracara falcons.
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    Ross Sea

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    A Ross Sea expedition takes you to the very heart of Antarctica. It is remote and one of the most untouched regions on our planet. Travelling by sea takes you into the far south navigating sea-ice rich with wildlife including the elusive Emperor penguin, sea birds, seals and whales. The Ross Sea is home to historic huts left by heroic polar explorers Scott and Shackleton. Also the mysterious Dry Valleys and Mount Erebus dominates Ross Island against the dramatic backdrop of the Ross Ice Shelf. Gigantic Adelie penguin colonies dominate Cape Adare, the towering Admiralty Mountains situated along the Pennell Coast.
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    Commonwealth Bay

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    Cape Denison lies at the very head of Commonwealth Bay. This is the site of Sir Douglas Mawson’s hut from the historic 1911-1913 expedition. It is a well preserved time capsule from a great era of exploration. This is one of the most exclusive places on earth. More people have stood at the top of Mt Everest than have stood inside this historic hut. An expedition to Commonwealth Bay also visits Port Martin, the site of 100 grounded icebergs. This allows you to get up close and view these amazing sites and Dumont d’Urville the French base that is renowned for its rich local wildlife including colonies of Adelie and Emperor penguins. The region is one of the richest areas for seabirds and supports breeding colonies of Emperor and Adélie penguins, Snow petrels, Antarctic petrels, Wilson's storm petrels, Cape petrels, Southern Giant petrels, Antarctic Fulmars and Skuas.
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    Scotland is home to some of the most idyllic, remote and rugged Islands in the world. Explore the intricate coast of cliffs, towering stacks and secret waterways of this remote wonderland. Discover the vast history of northern Scotland firsthand, from taking in Neolithic sites to visiting the World Heritage island of St Kilda. Some of the largest seabird colonies in the world, including puffins, gannets, fulmars and arctic terns call Scotland home. There is the opportunity to kayak among the lochs, sea stacks and beaches of the remote Scottish Isles.
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    Sub-Antarctic Islands

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    Australia and New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands are a wonderland of rugged landscapes and wildlife. Little known and often overlooked for the likes of South Georgia, these islands present a very similar experience. Macquarie Island in particular is home to the Wandering albatross, King penguins and Elephant seal colonies of wild proportions. The island is a wildlife and scientific sanctuary. Tourism in this region is governed strictly. The New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands are made up of Auckland, Snares, Campbell, Bounty, Chatham and the remote Antipodes Islands. While Macquarie Island belongs to Australia. These islands are home to rare and endemic birds species. As the islands are rarely visited and in a number of instances our expeditions to these islands are the only ones permitted. The perfect expedition for anyone who has been to the Antarctic Peninsula and missed the opportunity to visit South Georgia or for nature and bird lovers not so keen on the long open water crossings to Antarctica. These voyages operate from November through until January and range in duration from 8 - 19 days. All voyages depart from New Zealand.
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    From the windswept coastline of Scotland, alive at this time of the year with seabird colonies nesting, to the Norwegian coastline dotted with historic waterfront towns, huge bird colonies, towering mountains and world famous fjords that will take your breath away. Sitting high above the Arctic Circle, the island archipelago of Svalbard home to lush tundra, Arctic seabirds, walrus, the mighty polar bears, active glaciers and delicate flora; these incredible islands offer sweeping landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. Carved from massive icebergs, Greenland lies halfway between Svalbard and Iceland, she is a land of history and legends, immense fjord systems, rich culture and magnificent scenery.
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    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.
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    Forged by fire, carved by ice and settled by Vikings, this wild land offers the perfect beginning or a memorable end to three of our voyages. Spend a bit more time and be thrilled by active volcanoes, vast ice caps, raging waterfalls or the simple, soothing pleasure of natural spas and hot springs.
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    On of the Arctic’s true wilderness regions, Svalbard is the essence of the Arctic! This small archipelago packs in everything that makes the Arctic, the Arctic. Waking from the depths of an Arctic winter, Svalbard comes alive in April/May, Polar bears rises from the dens, as seals and other animals of the Arctic give birth in the Spring. Vast icefields ply the open ocean and icebergs wonder. But Svalbard is much more than Polar bears, steeped in legends of Polar exploration, flora and fauna abounds during the Arctic spring and summer months and as summer draws to an end, the region is one of the best places to experience the Northern Lights.
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    As the Arctic pack ice sweeps across the North Pole it engulfs the coast of Franz Josef Land. Breeding home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of polar bears and walruses, these isolated islands remain locked in ice for ten months of the year. Franz Josef Land remains a geographical mystery even in the new millennium. Mirages, which played strange games with the minds of the early mapmakers, conjure new islands and towering mountains. In 1895 Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen trekked across the Arctic ice to the northern cape of Franz Josef Land after attempting to walk to the Pole. Few people have visited it since. The islands provide a haven for the once heavily hunted walrus, Polar bears and large numbers of migratory birds. With ice caps rising straight from the sea, this is one of the last true expedition frontiers left on the planet.
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    Forged by fire, carved by ice and settled by Vikings, this wild land offers the perfect beginning or a memorable end to three of our voyages. Spend a bit more time and be thrilled by active volcanoes, vast ice caps, raging waterfalls or the simple, soothing pleasure of natural spas and hot springs.
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    Unlike the South Pole, the geographic North Pole is covered by nothing but a sheet of shifting ice on the surface of the Arctic Ocean. There is thus no permanent habitation nor even an official marker for the position, as the ice moves from year to year. Although it was once an elusive goal, our expeditions will take you to the only place on the planet where it is South in every direction.
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    Canadian Arctic

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    Diverse wildlife, rich native culture and spectacular scenery, exploring deeply into the Canadian Arctic, crossing the Arctic Circle offers a taste of pure adventure. Stretching to the northernmost reaches of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Canada's largest and newest territory, Nunavut. Ellesmere Island National Park covers the northern tip of this remote island, which boasts a landscape of vast untouched wilderness, fjords, glaciers and icecaps, culminating at Cape Columbia, the most northerly point of North America. The stark beauty of the interior's mountainous terrain is truly awe-inspiring. To the south is the smaller Cornwallis Island, where you will find one of the coldest inhabited places in the world, Resolute. Immense Baffin Island is Canada's largest island and the fifth largest in the world. Baffin Island's south coast fringes the Hudson Strait, separating the island from Québec. Wildlife can be found throughout the High Arctic, including Arctic fox, polar bear, Arctic wolf, barren-ground caribou and the Arctic hare.
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    With massive glaciers moving with massive force over millions of years ago, forged the wildlife filled fjords and lush island scenery now known as Alaska’s Inside Passage. The region is habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales; its mountains are carpeted with majestic and ancient forests. The Passage is home to Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Indians whose history is reflected in towering totem poles. Russian settlers left a legacy of onion-domed churches gleaming with icons.
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    Northwest Passage

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    Alluring explorers, fortune seekers for centuries, is the sea passage through the Arctic regions of North America known as the Northwest Passage. The Northwest Passage connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the route weaves its way through explorer over-wintering sites, ceremonial grounds and ship graveyards. This remarkable journey will bring to life the endeavors of those who came before us, exploring the region that has claimed the curiosity, hearts and lives of so many.
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    Greenland - West

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    Vast swaths of beautiful, unfenced wilderness give you unique freedom to wander at will, whether on foot, by ski or by dogsled.
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    Northeast Passage & Wrangel Island

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    The Northern Sea Route, or the Northwest Passage as it is more commonly known, is a strategic maritime route controlled by Russia. With changes in the sea ice over recent years, a handful of vessels have been able to navigate the passage each year. On board our suitably constructed ice-breaker, we will be fortunate to explore this historic and fascinating route. We’ll visit indigenous Serbian communities and be given an insight into their unique way of life, as well, we hope to land at Franz Joseph Land and Wrangel Island. Wrangel Island is a wildlife hotspot and in particular, contains one of the highest densities of Polar bears in the world. It is a unique little island off the Siberian arctic coastline and will provide us with excellent wildlife opportunities.

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