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Online Program

Adventures Online: A Virtual Voyage to the Arctic Circle

Embark on a four-day, virtual voyage through the Arctic Circle as you explore Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and the North Pole with experts on a live, online learning adventure!
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Program No. 24349RJ
Length
4 days
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399
Online Program

Adventures Online: A Virtual Voyage to the Arctic Circle

Embark on a four-day, virtual voyage through the Arctic Circle as you explore Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and the North Pole with experts on a live, online learning adventure!
Length
4 days
Starts at
399
Length
4 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
399
Program No. 24349RJ

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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Have you always dreamed of exploring the Arctic Circle? Now you can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime online adventure that brings you to Canada, Greenland, Norway and the North Pole, all from the comfort of your own home! Board a virtual Zodiak for up-close explorations of glaciers and fjords, search for Arctic wildlife like the polar bear and walrus, and enjoy a field trip to a Soviet weather station. Throughout your four-day online adventure, you’ll also enjoy lectures and presentations on the Arctic environment, Inuit culture, a history of the Norse, wildlife and much more. Along the way, get to know your fellow Road Scholars during this epic adventure and finish your journey at the literal Top of the World — the North Pole.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the North-West Passage during a virtual Zodiac cruise to Beechey Island, Cambridge, Transition and Johansen Bays, and thrill in the monumental cliffs of Stanford Fjord on Baffin Island.
  • Board your virtual Zodiac to admire the glacier at Eqip Sermia and then visit the town of Ilulissat with its world-famous Ice Fjord.
  • Search for wildlife like polar bears, walrus, arctic foxes and reindeer during a virtual expedition in Svalbard, enjoy a field trip to the Soviet weather station at Tikhaya Buhta and delight as your virtual adventure concludes at the North Pole.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. In keeping with our Traditional On-Site programs, ALL ADVENTURES ONLINE MULTI-DAY PROGRAMS (INCLUDING THIS PROGRAM) ARE PRESENTED LIVE; THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT RECORDED. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Miko Golachowski
Miko Golachowski is a biologist with a lifelong passion for natural history and exploration. He has been fascinated by cold regions since childhood and spent his first winter as a scientist at the Polish Antarctic Station “Henryk Arctowski.” He eventually became base commander of the 32nd Polish Antarctic Expedition. Since 2005, he has shared knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with groups on Antarctic expedition cruises. He loves writing about ecology, nature conservation, history, and spending time with his daughter and a motley crew of creatures.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Miko Golachowski View biography
Miko Golachowski is a biologist with a lifelong passion for natural history and exploration. He has been fascinated by cold regions since childhood and spent his first winter as a scientist at the Polish Antarctic Station “Henryk Arctowski.” He eventually became base commander of the 32nd Polish Antarctic Expedition. Since 2005, he has shared knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with groups on Antarctic expedition cruises. He loves writing about ecology, nature conservation, history, and spending time with his daughter and a motley crew of creatures.
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Nicole was born and raised in Chile. Her passion about her country and the region made her lead programs within South America since 1998 including several trips to Antarctica. She is a true believer in lifetime learning finding in travelling the best source of inspiration to share her knowledge and keep learning. Nicole is a great natural storyteller and also mastered this skill learning from the best in Chile.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E.C. Pielou
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez
Northern Voices: Inuit Writing in English
by Penny Petrone ed.
Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage
by Ken McGoogan
The Magnetic North
by Sara Wheeler
Arctic Eden
by Jerry Kobalenko
Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus
by John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell
The Last Imaginary Place
by Robert McGhee
What We Know about Climate Change
by Kerry Emanuel
The Big Thaw: Adventures in the Vanishing Arctic
by Ed Struzik





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