Franz Josef Land: Arctic for Explorers


This extraordinary expedition to Franz Josef Land is as unique and authentic as the place itself. Starting in Longyearbyen in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, we cross the icy, wildlife-rich Barents Sea to the Russian High Arctic. In Franz Josef Land we discover unparalleled landscapes, wildlife, and history in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the Arctic.

Back in Svalbard we have the opportunity to explore beautiful fjords and islands on the northwestern coast of Spitsbergen. Here we seek the full range of Arctic wildlife in one of the world’s most impressive polar desert environments.

04-Jul-2018 , 18-Aug-2018
16 Days


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard

1 pre-voyage night at Radisson hotel;
Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
Shipboard accommodation;
All meals on board throughout the voyage;
Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
Expeditions parka;
Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
Welcome and Farewell cocktails;
All port fees;
Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation;
Pre-departure materials;
Digital Voyage Log;
Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 100,000 per person (for those 85 years of age and younger).



Visa and passport fees. For this trip Russian visa is required. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details;
Luggage and trip cancellation insurance;
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations;
Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges;
Staff gratuities.


Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request


Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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Price Dependent upon

Season and availability


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