Henry the Viking
Henry Páll Naturalist, Expedition Guide, Filmmaker, Marketer
World Explorer at drift in Antarctic Sound at Paulet Island

Arctic Season 2020 Suspended

With a heavy heart I just got informed that Quark Expeditions as suspended the entire 2020 season in the Arctic for obvious reason.
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New Ventures with Quark Expeditions

I'm thrilled to announce that from December 2019 on I'll be a proud member of the Quark Expeditions family. Starting with the Antarctica season 2019/2020 I'll return onto Ocean Diamond and World Explorer for a couple of trips. I'm glad that the leader in polar adventures offers me this possibility and can't wait to embark on new adventures. You can find the confirmed departures in my calendar.
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The Empire is History

The Empire is history. In Brexit, however, it lives on as an idea, in a country that still celebrates people who have slaughtered many people. The lies of a small group of mostly white, old-fashioned men will determine the weal and woe of a once-proud nation that wants to feel free and independent again, with a prime minister who has neither principles nor a moral compass and is one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat.
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Verbal Adventures

I recently started working with Chris Marquardt on his podcast Curiously Polar. I met him, when he joined on our cruises on m/v Togo for two photography workshops. On our trip along the Lofoten islands, we took some time to talk about sea ice. The setting could not have been nicer as the sun is shining while we were strolling through the fishing village Henningsvær. After some rough days with quite a swell for a small vessel like Togo, it felt good to spend the day on land with some sunshine.
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With m/v Hondius into Scoresbysund

Oceanwide Expeditions just confirmed a new departure for me onboard the brand new vessel m/v Hondius from Iceland into Scoresbysund in East Greenland. The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way, the Northern Lights is guiding our way.
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New date on s/v Noorderlicht

I just added a new cruise departure to my calendar for Oceanwide Expeditions on the tallship s/v Noorderlicht for a cruise around Senja. The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.
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Confirmed Summer Schedule for Svalbard

The coming summer is slowly taking shape after Oceanwide Expeditions has confirmed four departures in Svalbard aboard the m/v Plancius for July. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work for Oceanwide Expeditions and can not wait to get on board. So far, four departures from Longyearbyen have been confirmed, two are looking for polar bears and pack ice in the north of Svalbard, while the other two departures are trying to circumnavigate Svalbard.
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First Summer Dates Confirmed

I’m looking forward to confirming my first cruise departures for the coming summer. I will embark for German operator Nicko Cruises for three departures onboard the brand new m/v World Explorer. The trips lead from Germany via Sweden and Norway to the Faroe Islands to Iceland and from Iceland to Greenland and back.
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