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A 14-day itinerary aboard one of the world’s most powerful icebreakers, and to a location very few people have ever set foot on – the mighty North Pole. 50 Years of Victory, one of the few vessels in the world with the power capable of negotiating such challenging ice conditions, will take you north from Murmansk, crossing the Barents Sea and breaking straight into the dense Arctic pack ice. The journey will take you through an ever-changing panorama of wind-polished ice up to two and a half meters thick, narrow channels of dark green water, and aquamarine pools scattered across the frozen sea. You’ll be able to enjoy the immense polar landscapes from the bridge or deck of the ship as well as from the helicopter, and will have the opportunity to encounter the Arctic’s incredible wildlife such as polar bears, walruses and ivory gulls along the way.
Having become one of the very few people to have ever set foot on the North Pole, you will then head south to the wild and wonderful world of dense pack ice, towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers of Franz Josef Land.


Highlights

  • Stand at the top of the world at 90 º N
  • Experience the largest, most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world, 50 Years of Victory
  • Explore the northernmost point on Earth, where only a few travellers set foot
  • Admire a remote wilderness as well as remarkable wildlife from walrus to elusive bowhead whale and the majestic Polar bear
  • Explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Helsinki, Finland
Day 2: Murmansk, Russia
Day 3-6: Barents Sea 
Day 7: The North Pole
Day 8: Heading South
Day 9-10: Franz Josef Land, Russia
Day 11-12: Southbound at Sea
Day 13: Murmansk, Russia
Day 14: Helsinki, Finland

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  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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