Book select departures of these voyages: Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent; Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands; South Georgia and the Falklands; Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands & Iceland; Exploring the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land & the Kara Sea; Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Island & Hokkaido; Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic; Wild Greenland Escape in combination for travel between January 2022 - March 2023 and receive 20% off your second departure.
Venture to the wild northernmost archipelago on Earth
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
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.
A Russian Tourist Visa is required for this voyage. Call for details.
On Our Radar: Franz Josef Land
If you haven’t heard of Franz Josef Land, it’s time to put this incredible Arctic archipelago on your radar—and on your bucket list. Nestled at the top of the world in the icy Barents Sea, this far-flung chain of islands is ripe for pure, exhilarating exploration. Here are just a few reasons why.
Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.
BRINGING THE KIDS
We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.
Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.
TRAVELING AS A GROUP
Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.
4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE
4th person travels free on select departures. Book by February 28, 2022. Bookings of three full-paying guests may bring a fourth person for free on select departures. Offer applicable only on bookings of two double-occupancy cabins, and second cabin must be in same category or lower as first cabin. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on airfare or extensions, and is not combinable with other offers. Call for details.
POLAR OFFER: TRAVEL TO BOTH POLES & SAVE!
Book select departures of these voyages: Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent; Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands; South Georgia and the Falklands; Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands & Iceland; Exploring the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land & the Kara Sea; Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Island & Hokkaido; Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic; Wild Greenland Escape in combination for travel between January 2022 - March 2023 and receive 20% off your second departure. Valid for new bookings made by March 31, 2022, subject to availability on select departures, not applicable on extensions or 4th Guest Travels Free offer. Call for details.
The rich landscapes of southern Norway, including Sognefjord—the longest and deepest fjord in Norway—are the ideal addition to your adventures. Thundering waterfalls and snowy peaks offer wonderful photo ops.
NOTE: On some voyages, this extension runs in a reverse direction (Oslo to Bergen). Please contact an Expedition Specialist for more information.