Arctic and Antarctic
The Arctic and Antarctic means the two Poles, two antipodes (by name and location), two remote, still little-studied areas preserving the beauty of the primeval nature and pristine environment and presenting a major attraction for travellers and adventurers throughout the ages. All polar explorers, starting from the very first pioneer discoverers to the contemporary well-equipped research expeditions aimed to unravel the mysteries of these distant and severe lands. The polar areas with their majestic ice peaks, sparkling white glaciers of Antarctica, multicoloured flower carpets of blooming summer-time tundra, polar bears, herds of reindeer, seal colonies, rookeries of hundreds of thousands of birds, curious penguins- should all be seen at least once in your life. You should also listen to the mysterious legends and folk tales told by the indigenous people of the North and learn of the many interesting facts concerning the life and work of polar explorers at the Antarctic bases.
The Arctic and Antarctic are places where all routine day-to-day pressures vanish, social and family problems disappear and the need to adapt to the harsh environmental conditions and feelings of companionship and comradeship come to the fore. You can always rely on your fellows in times of need or emergency. You are expected to take responsibility for quick and effective decisions in any extraordinary situation or unpredictable scenario. That is why it is the place where you can meet strong, reliable, clear-headed and warm-hearted people who feel the magnetism of the polar environment, support the atmosphere of fraternity and close partnership and cherish the company of like-minded people. These people are working for INTAARI. They have wintered at the Antarctic research stations, driſted with ice floes in the Arctic Ocean, visited the North Pole and the South Pole, arranged and led numerous expeditions to Taimyr and Chukchi Peninsula, Severnaya Zemlya Islands, and other polar areas. Their knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctic regions comes not from the mass media but from their own real life experience and they really love their work.