All trips are climate compensated
A JOURNEY TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
The mean temperature is rising and the glaciers are melting. Micro plastics and chemicals are polluting our seas and the world needs to make an instant change. PolarQuest has the privilege to visit the parts of the world that are most exposed to climate change – the Arctic and Antarctic. A journey through these spectacular wildernesses evokes a lot of feelings and creates memories for life. Help us to preserve it for generations to come!
Tourism holds a great responsibility when it comes to education and making observations and is one of few businesses that gains on preserving the areas we visit. It is a necessity for our survival. We as trip operators, can observe both changes in the environment as well as other industries and how they act.
We travel in small groups and strive to have minimal impact on the environment. Our ships in Svalbard take 12 or 53 passengers and if you ask us, small expedition ships are the most sustainable way to explore the wildlife and nature of Svalbard. Imagine, viewing a walrus in a group of 10–50 passengers, or to do so in a group of 250–500 passengers!
WE CARBON OFFSET 100 % OF OUR EMISSIONS
As operators of expedition cruises, we cannot avoid emitting greenhouse gases. Until renewable fuels are available in our line of business, we have chosen to 100 % carbon offset (climate compensate) all our trips. PolarQuest has, in cooperation with South Pole, measured all our emissions from flights, over-land transports, expedition cruises, meals and hotel nights as well as our office’s climate impact. Our goal is to over-compensate every year, to slowly pay back to mother earth for emissions made back in time. We hope that other companies will follow in our footsteps!
The projects that PolarQuest invests in have been developed by South Pole. You can find more information about South Pole on www.southpole.com
Please note: On South Pole’s website, you can carbon offset your other trips as well: https://shop.southpolecarbon.com/
Under “Footprints”, please find a few examples of how much CO2e we emit.