Discover some of the world last discovered and least visited archipelagos, Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya.  High up in Russia's Arctic, these islands are the last frontier for expedition cruises and you will be one of the few people to have set foot on these islands.  Breathtaking glaciers, the drama of early polar exploration and the search for the Northeast Passage to Cathay, a pristine wilderness and of course incredible wildlife: whale, seal, muskox, walrus and polar bear.
Discover some of the world last discovered and least visited archipelagos, Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya.  High up in Russia's Arctic, these islands are the last frontier for expedition cruises and you will be one of the few people to have set foot on these islands.  Breathtaking glaciers, the drama of early polar exploration and the search for the Northeast Passage to Cathay, a pristine wilderness and of course incredible wildlife: whale, seal, muskox, walrus and polar bear.
Russia, Arctic1

Expedition Cruise to the Russian High Arctic - into the Northeast Passage

Small-Ship Cruise

22

US$

days from

17495

Discover some of the world last discovered and least visited archipelagos, Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya. High up in Russia's Arctic, these islands are the last frontier for expedition cruises and you will be one of the few people to have set foot on these islands. Breathtaking glaciers, the drama of early polar exploration and the search for the Northeast Passage to Cathay, a pristine wilderness and of course incredible wildlife: whale, seal, muskox, walrus and polar bear.

Activity / Theme

Country

Expedition Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Hiking, Mixed-Activity, Snow

Russia, Arctic1

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Comfortable

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Ice-strengthened small polar expedition vessel

Accommodation

Comfortable suites, twin or triple cabins with private facilities

Months of Operation

July, August

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Willem Barentsz was a Dutch Arctic explorer who went on three expeditions in search for a Northeast passage. He reached as far as Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Sea and discovered Spitsbergen and Bear Island.  On his third journey Barentsz and his 15-man crew became stranded on Novaya Zemlya for almost a year. Barentsz died on the return voyage in 1597.

The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, by Charles T. Beke can be bought in a Kindle Edition.  It is a great read on this voyage.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Helsinki, Finland
DAY 2 Fly Murmansk, Russia, embark
DAYS 3 and 4 At Sea - in the wake of Willem Barents
DAYS 5 to 7 Explore Novaya Zemlya - pristine wilderness & wildlife
DAYS 8 to 13 Severnaya Zemlya - exploration, research & wildlife
DAY 14 At Sea
DAYS 15 to 18 Franz Josef Land - history, seabirds & wildlife
DAYS 19 and 20 At Sea
DAY 21 Disembark Murmansk fly Helsinki
DAY 22 End Helsinki

Inclusions

Accommodation in Helsinki
Round-trip flights Helsinki to Murmansk
Transfers to and from the ship in Murmansk
Leadership by Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
All Zodiac transfers and cruising
All shore landings
Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
Select beer and wine during dinner
Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Presentations by Expedition Team and guest speakers
A photographic journal documenting the expedition
A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan
An expedition parka to keep
Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
All luggage handling aboard the ship
Emergency Evacuation insurance
Russian invitation letter for visa application provided after final payment

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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