Our journey

Use the tabs below to explore our travels by region, or scroll down to see our most recent posts. You can also find these stories on Instagram (@meetthenorth) and on Facebook.

Stronger together

2017 Jun 21 |

The Inuit Circumpolar Council turns 40 today!

“ICC was initially envisioned by the respected Inupiat leader, Eben Hopson, to protect the rights of Inuit to sustainably harvest marine mammals critical to Inuit food security in the face of pending oil and gas development” said Okalik Eegeesiak, ICC Chair.

“He understood that the Inuit voice was stronger through circumpolar solidarity. He also knew that together, Inuit would make certain no Inuit community would be left behind,” stated Tatiana Achirgina, Vice Chair, Chukotka.

“As Inuit, we are intimately connected to the past, both distant and recent. We are one people living in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia, spanning more than 5 million square kilometers globally,” reflected Jim Stotts, Vice Chair, Alaska.

Stronger together.

Photo by Eric Guth

#meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions #ICC#inuit #nunavummiut #arctic #solidarity#landbased #indigenous#indigenousknowledge#traditionalknowledge #alaska #chukotka#canada #greenland

Suffer less

2017 Jun 13 |

“You listen with only one purpose, to help him empty his heart. . . You remember that you are helping him to suffer less.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo by Eric Guth

#iceland #heart #backyard #sufferless#lindbladexpeditions #meetthenorth#instaiceland #akureyri#interviewtechniques #listen #listening#lawn #shed #deeplistening

Spirit bear

2017 Jun 09 |

Yes! Not a polar bear! This amazing image is from @timothy.irvin . It’s a Spirit Bear, from Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.

Follow Tim into the heart of this ecosystem. He’s an amazing naturalist who now leads trips to discover the supreme beauty of the central coast – including these bears and wolves.

Tim has been my friend for many years – a guy I trust with my life. The guy I call to share deep fears and silly jokes. . . I’ve done both, many, many times.

And because we use this dang app to share our communities and build new relationships around the globe, I want you to know Tim.

If we’re gonna stare at our phones, let’s use them to share some love!

#meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions#greatbearrainforest #britishcolumbia#BFF #spiritbear #whitebear#kermodebear #expedition #onassignment#natgeo #temperaterainforest#centralcoast #bellabella #gitgat#hartleybay #bear #salmonforest#photooftheday #cangeo#canadiangeographic

Beach party

2017 Jun 08 |

Take a drive

2017 Jun 07 |

Come and take a ride with me.

Seriously, I’m a pretty good driver! (Except for that time I almost flipped over.) Did you know that 85% of people say that they are better than average drivers? Not me though. I’m actually good

Photo by Eric Guth

#meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions #nunavut #snowmobile #snowmobiling #sledding #snowmachine #shadow #ice #snow #seaice #instacanada #canada #canada150

Passion

2017 Jun 07 |

From the Finnish side of Lapland, in the Sámi homeland, at -43C, this image comes from our friend @rezphotography. You’ve got to see his work to understand the passion he has for the aurora! (Plus he just won Third Prize at the prestigious “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (PX3) for some of his work.) We met Rayann in Greenland last year, and ever since he’s been following our journey and encouraging us, so I wanted to introduce him to the #meetthenorth crowd. I’ll be posting more images from some of our friends and followers in the coming weeks to help us all grow our communities.

You never know, sometimes that person you ate breakfast with, way on the other side of the world, becomes a friend. In the meantime, here’s Rayann (and he leads trips to Finnish lapland, by the way!).

Photo @rezphotography

#finland #finnishlapland #lapland #aurora#auroraborealis #northernlights #nightsky #aurore #beauty #travelstoke #exploretheworld #Canon_Photos #earthofficial #WildlyCreative #neverstopexploring #inspirationaldestinations #BBCTravel #LoveTheWorld #theworldshotz #pashfam #community #longexposure

Protection

2017 Jun 02 |

This is the seawall that protects Shishmaref, Alaska from erosion caused by sea level rise, sea ice loss, and changing storm patterns.

What will protect us now? Well, we’ll have to do make our own protections and our own agreements. And today’s absence of political leadership will make space for new leaders to arise, I know it will.

#trump #climatechange #parisagreement #seawall #alaska #shishmaref #climaterefugees #snow #alaska #meetthenorth #dontlosehope #lindbladexpeditions

Photo by Eric Guth

Stand strong

2017 Jun 01 |

When the SS Manhattan, the first oil tanker ever to cross the Northwest Passage, came through Pond Inlet in 1969, Joseph Komangapik went out in front of it and began to build an igloo.

This photograph was taken by Leigh Britnell, who wrote a message on the back of it, “For a joke, I got Joseph Komangapik . . . to start an igloo in its path. This picture ran in many big newspapers across Canada. It’s a sort of statement, ‘Hold on, see what your ‘development’ is doing in our backyard.'” I saw this photograph when Brian Koonoo posted it on Facebook. Thank you Brian for letting me share this moment from your father’s life.

The history books tell us about the ship; it arrived in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to take on just one ceremonial barrel of oil before returning south. Along the way, Manhattan’s sailors gave out fruit and ice cream and took lots of pictures of the kids. But those individual moments don’t speak to the significance of the ship’s overall purpose, which is as hotly debated today- with today’s ships – as it ever was.

Whether or not the idea started as a joke, this image strikes me to the core. It’s timeless.

#meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions #oil #oiltanker #icebreaker #SSManhattan #Manhattan #pondinlet #mittimatalik #nunavut #nunavummiut #protest #protester #standstrong #inuk #igloo #davidandgoliath #history #historicphotograph #indigenousrights

Sound of no sound

2017 May 31 |

A weekend getaway is a little different up north. Can you even see the cabin? We spent a few days here with the cracking ice for company. Saw a polar bear en route.

Remembered the sound of no sound.

#meetthenorth #lindbladexpeditions #bylotisland #nunavut #cabin #getaway #quiet #snow #ice #arctic #white #whiteness #seaice #landscape #cottage #cabinlife #tundra #isolation #calm

Nightrider

2017 May 30 |

Nightrider. Baffin Island. Get on board!

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