Take your once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the top of the world. For many adventures, the arctic journey is not complete without touching this geographical point, and truly, the experience there is like none other. Aboard the world's largest and powerful nuclear icebreaker, the vessel takes you safely across 3 meters thickness of ice, completing a round of Franz Josef Land on the way.
Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.
Half of the excitement of this expedition lies in the journey up to the pole, where we seize the opportunity of midnight sun to explore surroundings from the deck or helicopter rides. The rest half is all about the North Pole!
A special BBQ on ice, dancing around the pole, hiking through an icescape of melt ponds & pressure ridges, & even a dip in the freezing ocean. Savor the satisfaction of achieving one of the great prizes of adventure travel
Pass through the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land to discover the islands’ hidden treasures, such as surreal geology, the historical remains of legendary polar expeditions and amazing arctic wildlife
With this expedition happening during the 24 hour daylight season, enjoy plenty of time to absorb the beautiful sceneries & photograph them. Helicopters shall be launched to take in aerial views, when possible
Once we enter the 3 meter pack ice area, polar bear sightings might occur! With also many opportunities to sight them at Franz Josef, the 24-hour daylight will allow to exploit every opportunity for wildlife viewing
While sailing surrounding icy waters to and fro the pole, and while exploring Franz Josef archipelago, it is possible to spot seals, walrus, even the elusive bowhead whale, apart from many other whales
During your visit to Franz Josef enjoy chances to observe abundance of nesting Arctic seabirds such as the rare ivory gull. Given this is a sea expedition, many of them will also be our companions during the journey
From the window seat of your included flight seeing experience, see the vessel & environment from an exciting new perspective. As the ship powers on, crushing her way through ice, you watch it spellbound from aloft
During exploration of Franz Josef, & surrounding areas, the expedition team will take you on land on sturdy inflated rubber boats, to observe stunning wildlife, watch icebergs up close, or simply admire the views of a particular site
Your exclusive chance to learn about the ingenious engineering of nuclear-ice breaker. Go deep inside to see firsthand how atomic session is harnessed to take you safely and cleanly through solid sea ice
With a chance to hike on sea ice at North Pole, we will also aim to make landings at unique islands of Franz Josef to explore monuments, memorials, remains of makeshift dwellings, unique flora and fauna
Take chance to learn & practice photography alongside an experienced professional via on board lectures or special workshops during landings. Explore the key elements of photography, experiment with techniques, all for free!
Here's the chance to engage in something more thrilling and memorable. Plunge courageously into near-freezing waters with a rope secured around your middle, and get awarded a beverage on successfully clambering out!
Powered by two nuclear reactors generating 75,000 horsepower, she is the most powerful icebreaker ever built. Many climb up on the bow platform to feel like they are flying over the ice
Learn how the vessel is skillfully navigated through the frozen Arctic Ocean to the exact point of 90° North. You can visit anytime to look at maps, talk to officers & enjoy commanding views of endlessly changing ice-scapes
Apart from usual equipments, The Gym onboard also offers you the chance to engage in some fun games with fellow travellers or expedition team. Play ping-pong, basketball, volleyball, or even indoor soccer at the sports hall!
With accommodation for 124 passengers, this ship offers everything a modern cruise liner should have - a restaurant, bar, gym, library, a pool with two saunas. Our expedition consultant will guide you on stay options best fit for you