SEATTLE, WA, February 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- This autumn, Quark Expeditions, the world leader in polar expedition travel, is taking a select group of passengers to Greenland to experience the Northern Lights first hand. Passengers will watch and photograph the night skies as sparkling bands of green, yellow and red light dance across the night sky. During the day, expedition participants will have the opportunity to hike in some of the most pristine wilderness on the planet, spot numerous whales and seals, and visit with remote Inuit communities as they prepare for winter.
"The Northern Lights are the brightest on record since 1859, and are known to be most active around the spring and autumn equinoxes," stated Hans Lagerweij, President of Quark Expeditions. "Because Quark has been sailing Greenland's remote coast for decades, we know all the best places for amazing views, hiking, trekking, and discovering local culture."
Beginning and ending in Reykjavik, expedition participants will explore the cosmopolitan capital of Iceland before crossing the Denmark Strait and going up the coast of East Greenalnd to Ittoggortoormiit.
Quark's Greenland's Northern Lights: Fjords and Tundra Treks is priced from $5,890 and takes place September 17 -29, 2012. To book your trip, call a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 888-892-0171 or visit www.quarkexpeditions.com
Since 1991, Quark established a tradition of firsts in polar expedition travel. The company was first to transit the Northeast Passage with commercial passengers; the first to take travelers to the "Far Side" of Antarctica and the first to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent with guests. Quark is recognized for its diverse passenger fleet - including the only polar-class icebreaker operating as an expedition ship in Antarctica. In 2011, Quark was named a recipient of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for their "Three Arctic Islands" voyage.