Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar expeditions, is turning the Arctic region into an adventure of epic proportions and the ultimate educational experience of a lifetime for families with tweens and teens. This August, the new Spitsbergen Family Adventure: Polar Bear Safari expedition departs for eight days of unforgettable adventure in the continuous daylight offered by the Arctic region. Families with children will learn first-hand from Quark's polar expedition team how to identify animal tracks, capture iconic wildlife such as polar bears and walrus on film, learn new skills at specially formatted children friendly photography workshops, or discover how polar weather effects world-wide weather patterns.
"Quark's family-focused Arctic expedition takes advantage of a child's natural curiosity and sense of adventure," stated Hans Lajerweij, President of Quark Expeditions. "The Arctic trip is a great way to combine fun activity and learning; to spot polar bears and other wildlife, and come away with a deeper understanding of the history, nature and importance of these incredibly unique areas of the world."
In addition to the educational experience aboard a unique "polar classroom", there is also plenty of adventure to keep everyone happy and active, including shore landings in Zodiacs and snowshoeing on Quark's Arctic family expedition.
Spitsbergen Family Adventure: Polar Bear Safari Departing on the 2nd - 9th August 2012, prices start for 8 days (7 nights) on board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, from
£3,240 per adult, £2,430 per child aged 12 to 17 years old in a Family-Style Cabin
(Family of four £11,340). This includes three meals a day, formal and chilled family-focused educational presentation by the expedition team, a fabulous photographic journal on DVD, documenting the trip as well as daily zodiac landings. Optional add-ons are available include Arctic kayaking. Flights are available from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester with Ryanair, Norwegian, British Airways, SAS and bmi to Oslo then onto Longyearbyen with SAS. For further information please visit www.quarkexpeditions.com or call (001) 203 803 2666