Exploring the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and the Kara Sea

Go where only the most intrepid explorers have gone before on a thrilling voyage to the Russian High Arctic and the Kara Sea, where isolated isles and ice-fringed waters harbor dazzling wildlife and intriguing histories. Experience exploration in its purest form aboard the Polar Class 5 National Geographic Endurance, charting a course from the fjord-laced coast of northern Norway to the historic port of Murmansk, Russia, to remote Arctic archipelagos including Franz Josef Land. Seek out thriving wildlife—including polar bears, whales, walruses, and seabird colonies—and experience a pristine wilderness reached by few visitors.

  • Sail aboard our new, state-of-the-art polar ship to the northern reaches of the planet and ply the icy waters of the Kara Sea, only navigable for a few months of the year

  • Set foot on the world’s northernmost archipelago, Franz Josef Land, following in the path of a 2013 expedition by National Geographic’s Pristine Seas team

  • Explore along the sandy shores of Ostrov Isachenko, part of Russia’s Great Arctic State Nature Reserve, and watch for polar bears from the ship’s deck

  • Learn about indigenous culture in Murmansk, Russia, and take a guided tour of the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker

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Duration

24 Days

Price

From $27,210 per person

Dates

Jun

Next departure

6/28/2022

Special offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Arctic

Day By Day

Venture to the high Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land and sail into the Kara Sea, a region only accessible due to the extreme ice capabilities of the new National Geographic Endurance. Rely on our ice master to chart a day-by-day course into this seldom-explored region that will lead us to the heart of its wildness and thriving wildlife. You’ll go with a top expedition team of naturalists who illuminate all you see. Your expedition leader will enable Zodiac cruises and kayak expeditions, too—allowing you to experience the wonders with all your senses, at water level or eye level. Our itinerary and experience will make the most of your time and curiosity.

Current

Embark

Tromso, Norway

Disembark

Tromso, Norway

Itinerary

A Russian Tourist Visa is required for this voyage. Call for details.

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