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Fridtjof Nansen – a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Hjalmar Johansen – a Norwegian polar explorer took part of the expedition in 1893-1896. It was adventurous but extremely dangerous regarding the weather conditions. Splendour and authenticity are what you would expect from this journey. The voyage has been set for those who wish to discover the nature in its full potential, experience different cultures as you will be stopping through different cities and observe the wild and rarely-visited historic Franz Joseph Land.
Norway has beautiful landscapes and its coastline is vast and rich in diversity. The expedition will start in the city of Tromsø in northern Norway. This is where the Artic adventure begins. Tromsø has many to offer. So, take some time to visit around and then get ready for the embarkation. 
Along the way, you will stop by a few Norwegian cities until you get to Murmansk, in Russia. From there, you will sail through the Barents Sea to the remote Franz Josef Land.
It is more likely that sighting walrus and polar bears will be part of your journey, but not only. Be on the lookout as you might spot some whales during your voyage as well.

Highlights

- Discover different cultures along the way
- Experience wildlife in the remote Franz Joseph Land
- Picturesque landscapes and untouched wilderness

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkment from Tromsø
Day 2: Landing at Sørøya
Day 3: Murmansk, Russia
Day 4-5: Sailing to Franz Jospeh Land
Day 6-10: Franz Joseph Land Archipelago
Day 11-12: The Barents Sea
Day 13: Back to Murmansk
Day 14: Skarsvåg – the Northernmost Point in Europe
Day 15: Disembarkation

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