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Follow in the footsteps of early Arctic explorers as you sail to two of the most isolated archipelagoes in the Russian High Arctic. Where ice-capped peaks soar majestically out of the water, and polar bears wander in their natural environment. 

Highlights

  • Explore this rarely visited region of the Russian Arctic
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and seabirds
  • Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya, where the earliest Arctic explorers overwintered
  • Visit significant sites at Franz Josef Land and learn about the region’s storied history

Quick Itinerary

Day 1-2: Helsinki to Murmansk
Day 3-7: The Barents Sea & Novaya Zemlya
Day 8-12: At Sea & Franz Josef Land
Day 13-16: At Sea, Murmansk & Helsinki

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000


Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Day 1-2: Helsinki to Murmansk
The journey begins in the vibrant city of Helsinki. You will then fly to Murmansk, in the Russian Arctic and embark your ship. Take the opportunity to get acquainted with the staff, your fellow travellers and get ready for this exciting journey.

Day 3-7: The Barents Sea & Novaya Zemlya
Sail through the Barents Sea and be on the lookout for kittiwakes, skuas, fulmars, as well as whales and seals along the way. Being the third-largest wilderness area in Europe, Novaya Zemlya represents a pristine arctic location where you can encounter Brünnich’s guillemots nesting in the cliffs and explore the dramatic glaciers by Zodiac.

Day 8-12: At Sea & Franz Josef Land
Your journey continues towards Franz Josef Land. There are plenty of activities to enjoy while at sea, including cruising on a Zodiac, presentations from the Expedition team and relaxing in the polar library. The remote Franz Josef Land archipelago is home to historical sites from the age of exploration. You will follow the footsteps of some of the greatest polar explorers including Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen who overwintered here from 1895 to 1896. The region offers rich and diverse wildlife from the elusive walruses to the cute harp seal and, of course, the majestic polar bear.

Day 13-16: At Sea, Murmansk & Helsinki
Sail back to Murmansk through the Barents Sea and take this time to share your incredible experiences. Catch your flight to Helsinki where you can either decide to transfer to the airport for a homeward-bound flight or spend extra days to visit the capital and the surrounding area.

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000


Ocean Adventurer

Rating
4
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
137

The Ocean Adventurer has been a very popular Antarctic exploration ship for many years and is perfectly designed for exploring the region. Carrying just 128 passengers ensures there is a high focus on exploration, and the ship boasts an expert team of expedition staff alongside a varied programme of landings, a fleet of zodiacs and a series of lectures.


Ocean Adventurer from 9th July 2020 to 24th July 2020

Triple: £7,800.00
Lower Deck Twin: £9,300.00
Superior: £12,400.00
Suite: £14,800.00



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About Us
  • 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.

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