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Bukhta Lavrova offers visitors unparalleled vistas
$7,200
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Jewel of the Russian Far East

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover the Russian Far East
  • Land along remote coastlines
  • Enjoy local hospitality and culture
  • Visit Kamchatka brown bear country
  • Observe the autumn bird migration
  • View vibrant foliage and wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The eastern seaboard of Russia dominates the North Pacific and yet very few people know anything about it, let alone have experienced it. This isolation has protected one of its most valuable assets - its wilderness and to some degree, its wildlife. Late summer and early autumn is a beautiful time …
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Travelers standing next to the North Pole.
$30,995
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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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Enjoy the unique and colorful architecture of Stockholm
$6,080
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Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Discover the Baltic Sea
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Discover four European capitals
  • Visit the city of Saint-Petersburg
Starts/ Ends in:
Stockholm / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, gardens, canals, and the famous cities is what this incredible cruise offers. Visit St Petersburg a unique place where the atmosphere is rich with the splendor of the Tsars and the traces of …
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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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Franz Josef Land scenery
$15,495
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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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Enjoy the unique and colorful architecture of Stockholm
$8,650
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Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover the Baltic Sea
  • Explore four European capitals
  • Visit Saint-Petersburg
  • Take a boat ride in St. Petersburg
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your cruise in Helsinki.Located on a peninsula surrounded by almost 300 islands, the verdant capital of Finland will charm you with its Art Nouveau architecture.Your ship then heads to St. Petersburg.Visit this colorful city where the atmosphere is rich with the splendor of the Tsars and the …
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A sunset over Siberia
$7,035
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Sea of Okhotsk: Okhotsk & Sakhalin

12 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Zodiac in search of gray whales
  • Interact with friendly locals
  • Visit Tyulenly Island
  • View abundant birdlife
  • Learn about local legacies
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The upper regions of the Sea of Okhotsk remain frozen for much of the year and winter storms make it an inhospitable place. Despite frequent fishing, whaling, and oil drilling - wildlife thrives in this region, including the beautifully-marked ribbon seal. Seabird numbers in the Sea of Okhotsk can …
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Two Kamchatka brown bears enjoy the view
$8,400
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Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Travel to an untouched region
  • Monitor endangered bird species
  • Enjoy hiking and zodiac excursions
  • Explore the dynamic coastlines
  • Learn about indigenous culture
  • Search for wildlife and birdlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this very special 14-day cruise along the Kamchatka Coast! Siberia’s eastern coastline is undoubtedly one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe. It is home to several groups of indigenous people, including the Itelmen, Koryak, …
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cityscape and Koryaksky volcano
$25,850
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Across the Bering Sea: The Russian High Arctic

22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Observe an array of marine mammals
  • Watch brown bears
  • Enjoy millions of seabirds
  • Visit a Koryak village
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Covering more than 3,800 nautical miles, and nearly circumnavigating the Bering Sea, this wide-ranging Arctic voyage explores one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions of the planet. Spot coastal brown bears from Katmai National Park to the Kamchatka Peninsula, search for Steller’s sea …
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Kamchatka-Stellar Sea Eagle
$7,650
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Kamchatka and Kuril Islands: Russia's Ring of Fire

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • See abundant wildlife
  • Discover Soviet history and culture
  • Experience unique landscapes
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Nowhere is the Pacific Ring of Fire more dramatic than in Russia's Far East. Along one of the world's most active plate boundaries, the Pacific plate subducts under the North American plate, resulting in volcanic and geothermal activity that has built a unique and amazing landscape. Join …
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Voyage to the top of the world aboard the 50 Years of Victory
$29,995
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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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Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky, Russia
$15,210
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Roundtrip Cruise from Otaru

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit sites to honor Vitus Bering
  • Look out for marine species
  • Visit Utkholok Peninsula
  • Launch the Zodiac to Yankicha
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on a 19-day cruise around the Sea of Okhotsk, one of the least visited areas in the rarely visited Russian Far East. This voyage will offer dramatic scenery and marvelous opportunities for wildlife observation. Visit a small town linked to Vitus Bering, with …
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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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An Arctic fox gazes across the landscape
$16,230
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Russia's Far East & Wrangell Island- The Russian High Arctic

Russia's Far East & Wrangel Is - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Observe Polar Bears
  • Watch gray whales
  • Experience Beringia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fascinating exploration of the remote Siberian coastline promises rich culture and an astounding wealth of wildlife.Meet indigenous artists known for their intricate walrus ivory carvings, take in dramatic bird cliffs teeming with puffins and guillemots, then forge farther north, well above …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$13,500
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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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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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Sun shining on the ice
$11,306
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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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Walrus in the Arctic
$10,980
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Round-trip Expedition in Nome

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Absorb the culture of the Koriyak
  • Watch for wildlife in Anastasia Bay
  • Hike across tundra for hot springs
  • Visit Yttygran to see whale bones
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer to sail from Alaska to Russia and back across the Bering Sea, experiencing all the natural wonders these starkly beautiful places have to offer. Crossing the Bering Sea we will head for Chukotka and Kamchatka to look for the major walrus haul-out in Anastasiya Bay and hike to …
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