My expedition cruise to Franz Josef Land was absolutely fantastic. We discovered unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and history in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the Arctic. I can highly recommend going there!
The official language of Russia is Russian. The indigenous people have their own languages including Nenets and Chukchi.
A high level of fitness is not necessary for Arctic cruises to the North Pole and Russian Arctic, but you need to be in good health as although there is generally a doctor on board the ship, you may be a long way from any other medical assistance. The majority of activities are focused around shore excursions and zodiac cruising and so you need to be agile and able-bodied enough to climb into and out of the inflatable zodiacs from both the ship and the shore. On shore landings you may need to negotiate uneven and slippery ground. Shore excursions generally involve some walking.
All of our tours are 100% tried and tested to ensure that when you travel with us, you’re doing so in a controlled and safe environment with trained experts. We consistently monitor weather conditions and will always provide you with the best possible adventure without risk of injury to you or the vessel. While some activities may need to be rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, every effort is made to have a contingency plan should such conditions become a reality during your expedition. We use our vast experience and knowledge when picking the vessels we sell to provide you with an adventure that’s unforgettable for all the right reasons.
A visa is not required to visit the North Pole but a visa is required by all foreign nationals to travel to the Russian Federation.