Tromsø and Beyond
We begin our adventure in Tromsø, the starting point for many polar expeditions and trapping adventures. After the first night onboard MS Spitsbergen, we visit Sørøya, a beautiful island close to Hammerfest.
We call on the exotic Russian city of Murmansk, a strategically important port and the world’s largest metropolis north of the Arctic Circle.
Remote Franz Josef Land
We will spend five days exploring the world´s northernmost archipelago. This is expedition sailing at its most authentic, as we discover rare beauty in the footsteps of great polar explorers like Fridtjof Nansen. Our route and landing sites are highly dependent on the elements, and our experienced captain will take advantage of present conditions to explore.
We sail well above the 80th parallel, to within 600 nautical miles of the geographic North Pole. Explore rarely-visited historical sites, scout for seals, seabirds and the Arctic fox, and watch for walrus on lonely beaches. Polar bears in the area number some 3,000, so there’s an excellent chance we’ll see these magnificent predators. We then sail back to Murmansk.
Return to Norway
The North Cape has been a prized destination for centuries. Join an excursion to the top, 1,000 ft above the Arctic Ocean.