Polar

Beste poolliefhebber, Een nieuwe grote Nederlandse wetenschappelijke expeditie naar Spitsbergen staat weer in de steigers. Na het grote succes van SEES 2015 zullen in augustus 2020 vijftig wetenschappers en vijftig ‘anderen’ afvaren naar Edgeøya, Spitsbergen. Daar zullen ze samen...
Your best bets for Antarctic birdwatching If anyone tells you Antarctica is for the birds, they’re right. But only if they mean it literally, because birdwatchers and polar enthusiasts are well aware that Antarctica is one of the best birding...
Crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica Crossing the Drake Passage rewards thousands of tourists every year with one of the most incredible paradises on planet Earth! Why is the Drake Passage the most powerful sea convergence in the world? This stretch...
Visiting the Snow Hill emperor colony three years in a row For the third time in as many years, Oceanwide Expeditions has achieved helicopter landings at Snow Hill Island, hiking our passengers to the rarely visited emperor penguin colony...

Interview with Ko de Korte

From Norwegian hitchhiking to newbuild Hondius In a few short weeks, Oceanwide Expeditions consultant Ko de Korte will join 174 passengers aboard the world’s first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel, Hondius, when it makes its maiden voyage to the Arctic island...
Experiencing Spitsbergen with Hondius Looking out over the pack ice after reaching 80 degrees north, this was the moment when I really felt like I was in the Arctic. The peaceful yet eerie silence was intermittently disturbed by the loud...
Musk oxen matters of fact Given how violent their lives can be, it may come as some surprise that musk oxen live as long as they do. Twenty years, after all, is a long time when you’re regularly charging,...
The nuts and bolts of Noorderlicht Noorderlicht is one of two historic schooners we operate in the Arctic, and is the only ship in our fleet not technically owned by Oceanwide Expeditions. Built as a three-masted schooner in Flensburg, Germany...
A painfully obvious ship assumption The generalization that larger ships impact the environment more than smaller ships seems like such a no-brainer that if someone said it to you, you’d be easily forgiven for thinking you were being tricked. Well,...
How the Happywhale network supports oceanic health According to Happywhale, conserving the oceans starts with the whales. Happywhale is an international conservation program composed of whale enthusiasts, researchers, and tour companies that contribute whale fluke photos in order to further...