The region has remarkable wildlife from towering bird cliffs to grey whales, orcas and humpback whales being the most commonly seen, and the majestic polar bear which is frequently spotted further north in the remote islands and archipelagos like Wrangel Island or Franz Josef Land.

There are many ways to make your journey unforgettable! Choose to go in a Zodiac or kayaking among abundant wildlife. Drop anchor near Franz Josef Land archipelago and set foot where you could enjoy tundra walks and spectacular bird cliffs or visit the young city of Murmansk founded in 1916 and the largest one in the Arctic Circle.

Travelling in the Russian Arctic provides outstanding views, especially when you cross the Barents Sea and observe majestic mountain ranges on the horizon. The remote islands and archipelagos in the Arctic Circle are breath-taking. Take the time to contemplate the surroundings in this isolated and unspoilt location.

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000.

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • 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.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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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.