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Board a Russian icebreaker and cruise to the archipelago named Franz Josef Land, an Arctic wilderness where quintessential Arctic wildlife such as Polar bears, walruses and beluga whales flourish. Franz Josef Land is normally accessed via cruises that visit Norway's Svalbard and are frequently visited on expeditions to the North Pole
 
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$34,750
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway

26 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Sail through remote regions
  • Enjoy viewing Arctic wildlife
  • Visit the sites at Mortensnes
  • Stroll around the city of Oslo
Starts/ Ends in:
Anchorage / Oslo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island—little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century.National Geographic Enduranceroams free at the top of the …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$34,750
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska

25 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Stroll around the city of Oslo
  • Visit the sites at Mortensnes
  • Enjoy viewing Arctic wildlife
  • Sail through remote regions
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Leave the fast-paced, modern world behind by joining National Geographic Endurance on its 25-day expedition crossing the Northeast Passage. You will sure to be enchanted by the remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands, and Wrangel …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$9,595
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Russian High Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Visit Franz Josef Land
  • Observe the rare ivory gulls
  • Walk in the footsteps of explorers
  • Admire unique polar wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary expedition toFranz Josef Land isasunique and authentic asthe place itself. Starting inLongyearbyen inthe Norwegian territory ofSvalbard, wecross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea tothe Russian High Arctic. InFranz Josef Land wediscover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and …
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The northern lights dance over the Arctic landscape
$11,559
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Sailing North of 80° to the Russian Arctic

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Experience Franz Josef Land
  • Discover Sørøya Island
  • Visit the North Cape
  • Enjoy the port of Murmansk
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Remote Franz Josef Land has always attracted hardy adventurers, and now you can set foot on the ice were Nansen and Johansen spent the winter, watch for polar bears wandering in their natural environment, and feel the cool Arctic from the North Pole just a few miles away.
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A polar bear leaps across ice floes
$9,130
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Franz Josef Land Explorer

15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Photograph Champ Island
  • Cruise beneath Cape Flora
  • Visit Nansen's winter camp
  • Search for whales
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a rare chance to discover the wondrous islands of Franz Josef Land on the inaugural Franz Josef Land voyage. From Murmansk, cross the Barents Sea to a world few have seen. Enter the Russian Arctic National Park and watch for polar bears, whales, walrus and seals. Enjoy long tundra walks …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$12,100
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Franz Josef Land Explorer

2021 - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Franz Josef Land
  • Cruise beneath towering bird cliffs
  • Attempt landings at Novaya Zemlya
  • Watch for polar bears
Starts/ Ends in:
Kirkenes / Murmansk
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a rare chance to discover the wondrous islands of Franz Josef Land and visit the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.From Murmansk, cross the Barents Sea to a world few have seen, 900 kilometers (560 miles) from the North Pole. Enter the Russian Arctic National Park and watch for polar bears, …
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Voyage to the top of the world aboard the 50 Years of Victory
$29,445
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North Pole: Murmansk - Murmansk

13 Day Itinerary aboard 50 Years of Victory (PO)
  • Cruise through the Barents Sea
  • Join a helicopter flightseeing tour
  • Visit the top of the world
  • Discover historical sites
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
With countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day, endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals and penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights, the North Pole isdefinitely one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$9,995
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Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Visit sites at Franz Josef Land
  • Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the Russian Arctic region
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers! During the 16-day Jewels of the Russian Arctic voyage aboard Ocean Adventurer sail to two of the most isolated, icy archipelagoes in the Russian High Arctic. From the mountains of Novaya Zemlya to the wildlife sanctuary of Franz Josef Land, these …
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Travelers standing next to the North Pole.
$31,995
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North Pole: Ultimate Arctic Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard 50 Years of Victory
  • Helicopter over the Arctic
  • Reach the North Pole
  • Search for polar bears
  • Explore Arctic expedition remains
Starts/ Ends in:
Helsinki / Murmansk
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
To reach the North Pole is the pinnacle of Arctic expedition endeavors. Few people can say they stood at the one earthly spot where every direction is south. Crushing through the ice, admiring soaring seabirds and visiting Franz Josef Land, your North Pole voyage is one that you won’t soon …
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Franz Josef Land scenery
$14,995
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High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos

22 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Visit sites at Franz Josef Land
  • Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya
  • Explore Severnaya Zemlya
  • Discover the islands of Kara Sea
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the most enigmatic and extreme regions of the Russian High Arctic through this 22-day expedition with Ocean Adventurer. Discover breathtaking ice-draped coastlines that are rarely visited by even the most intrepid adventurers. From the heavily glaciated Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land to …
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Polar bear and cub
$21,900
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

27 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Be part of a history-making voyage
  • Cruise between the Pacific & Arctic
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
  • View archaeological sites
  • Journey to remote islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Anadyr / Murmansk
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 27-day geographical odyssey through the Northern Sea Route/Northeast Passage from Anadyr to Murmansk for an experience of a lifetime. Aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy,learn about the development of the commercial shipping route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. First transited …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$21,900
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Northeast Passage: The Northern Sea Route

Eastbound - 27 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
  • Journey to remote islands
  • Cruise between the Pacific & Arctic
  • Be part of a history-making voyage
  • View archaeological sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Murmansk / Anadyr
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 27-day geographical odyssey through the Northern Sea Route/Northeast Passage from Murmansk to Anadyr for an experience of a lifetime. Aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, learn about the development of the commercial shipping route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. First transited …
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$25,390
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The Northeast Passage

Tromso to Nome - 25 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Cross the Northeast Passage
  • Explore the Northern Territories
  • Discover taiga, tundra plains
  • View the Arctic fauna
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Nome
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
AboardL’Austral, navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders. Murmansk, one of the world’s northernmost cities, will be the first port of call on this 25-day expedition cruise. Then …
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$40,995
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The Northeast Passage: Across the Russian Arctic

26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (AK)
  • Admire unforgettable landscapes
  • Explore the Russian World
  • Enjoy unique wildlife
  • Visit the fascinating Yupik people
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Geoffrey Kent on a celebratory voyage through the Northeast Passage alongside our award-winning Expedition Team, which includes a National Geographic photographer and a Russian Far East expert. Navigate from Tromso, Norway, to Nome, Alaska, visiting remote, legendary settlements strewn across …
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Some Arctic view may make you feel like you are standing on top of the world!
$9,995
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Franz Josef Land: Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe majestic polar bears
  • Walk in the footsteps of explorers
  • Explore spectacular Svalbard
  • Discover the North Pole
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your Arctic adventure in Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of your expedition. Explore the many waterways and islands of this unique Arctic landscape. The long days of summer sunlight illuminate the surroundings as you slip your moorings and sail …
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