Wrangel Island: Across the Top of the World

Overview

This unique expedition crosses the Arctic Circle and includes the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands and a significant section of the wild North Eastern Siberian coastline. It is a journey only made possible in recent years by the thawing in the politics of the region and the retreat of summer pack ice in the Chukchi Sea. The very small distance between Russia and the USA along this border area was known as the Ice Curtain, behind which then and now lies one of the last great undiscovered wilderness areas in the world.

The human history of Wrangel Island is fascinating on its own. Highlights include a 3,400 year old Paleo-Eskimo camp in Krassin Bay, controversy over discovery and ownership of the island, the amazing story of the survivors of the Karluk, Ada Blackjack the heroine of the island, the Soviet occupation and militarisation and more recently, the establishment of this world class nature reserve. A host of similarly enthralling stories hail from several optional landings along the northern coasts of Chukotka. Our expert expedition team will take you on guided walks, Zodiac cruises and provide lectures to help you better understand and appreciate this unique High Arctic landscape.
 

TRIP CODE
ACTSATW
DEPARTURE
22-Jul-2019 , 05-Aug-2019 , 19-Aug-2019
DURATION
15 Days
LOCATIONS
Arctic

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Cabin on ship.
Inclusions

Shipboard accommodation 

All meals onboard

All scheduled landings/shore excursions

Pre and post cruise transfers

 

Not included: 

Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation cities - please contact us for details on charter flight rates Nome - Anadry - Nome or Overland Traverse 

Visas

Travel Insurance

All items of a personal nature

Laundry

Beverages onboard

Gratuities

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

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