Roam free at the top of the world

Discover the vast wildness of a region seen by only a handful of bold explorers on an expedition that is possible only due to the extreme ice capabilities of National Geographic Endurance and our ice-master captains. You’ll explore a region covered in ice and impassable almost the entire year on an epic point-to-point journey between Norway and Alaska. Discover remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos known to few—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands, and Wrangel Island. Little has changed here since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen, and the intrepid explorers of the last century. Join us as we navigate the wind, waves, and weather, slaloming the lines of longitude in search of the wildlife and wonders hidden within this little-known passage.

  • Explore Franz Josef Land, just 550 miles from the North Pole and under vast ice sheets for much of the year, to search for polar bears, walrus, arctic seabird colonies, and narwhals

  • See the stunning glaciated coastline of Novaya Zemlya, where Dutch explorer Willem Barents overwintered in 1596—a region that has yet to be thoroughly explored

  • Sail under 24 hours of daylight searching for beluga whales and other marine mammals that inhabit the shallow coastal waters bordering the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago

  • Visit Wrangel Island, a World Heritage site known for the world’s largest population of Pacific walrus and the highest density of ancestral polar bear dens on Earth

  • Enjoy the world-class amenities and superb dining aboard National Geographic Endurance, whose extreme ice-class rating makes this voyage possible

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Duration

26 Days

Price

From $39,210 per person

Dates

Jul

Aug

Next departure

7/18/2022

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Arctic, New and Noteworthy

Day By Day

In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our day-by-day itinerary will be flexible. We’ll utilize the extensive experience of our Captain and crew, as well as of our technological resources and ice-strengthened ship, to chart a course around impenetrable ice, through one of the most remote regions on Earth, and toward once-in-a-lifetime sightings of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife. During our time at sea, enjoy the ship amenities and hear lectures from our naturalists. Listed below are some of the stops that we plan to make during our expedition.

Current

Embark

Tromso, Norway

Disembark

Nome, Alaska

Itinerary PDF

Reverse

Embark

Nome, Alaska

Disembark

Tromso, Norway

Itinerary PDF

NOTE: A Russian tourist visa is required.

Alternative Route

In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our day-by-day itinerary will be flexible. We’ll utilize the extensive experience of our Captain and crew, as well as of our technological resources and ice-strengthened ship, to chart a course around impenetrable ice, through one of the most remote regions on Earth, and toward once-in-a-lifetime sightings of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife. During our time at sea, enjoy the ship amenities and hear lectures from our naturalists. Listed below are some of the stops that we plan to make during our expedition.

Embark

Disembark

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