Summer in the high arctic gives us another opportunity to explore one of the most remote corners of the world. Part of the Russian high arctic national park, just 90 km away from the north pole, sits the northernmost archipelago of the world which remains undiscovered, thanks to the difficulty of accessing this nature haven. Join us on this unique sailing expedition, if exploring this area has been on your bucket list for exploring exclusively.
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.
Discover the islands’ hidden treasures. See historical site of Cape Norway, basalt columns of Rubini Rock, mysterious stone spheres of Champ island & much more
On return to Longyearbyen, detour to this park to see countless glaciers cascading from soaring mountaintops into icy inlets at Hornsund. We might also explore North Isforden National Park known for its striking geological features
You might see them caring for their cubs, roaming across the vast tundra wilderness, hunting for prey. Remarkably close viewing can sometimes be had from the ship or on a Zodiac cruise, keeping safety utmost priority
The birdlife by tens of thousands covering cliff faces going about their business of breeding and feeding their young during the short summer season, will be one of the most incredible sights to remember
While crossing Barents Sea spot numerous whale species, like humpback, fin & endangered bowhead. Insides of Franz Josef are home to seals, like harp, bearded; a large population of walrus, with visits by beluga & even narwhals
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, as part of your included experience
Explore Franz Josef's unique islands, monuments, memorials, remains of makeshift dwellings, unique flora and fauna, on foot. The same style of exploration is followed in Spitsbergen as & when conditions allow
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!
If paddling is an activity you greatly enjoy, sign up to participate for kayaking with an intimate group of just 8, guided by a professional, with unlimited opportunities throughout the sailing, subject to weather conditions
Enjoy an intimate atmosphere aboard this small expedition ship, with a capacity of just 114. Its ice-strengthened hull, ample deck space for wildlife viewing, & state-of-the-art fin stabilizers, make it ideal for polar expeditions
The captain & officers welcome you to visit them at the Bridge any time, to have a simple chit chat, discuss their life on board, their experience in polar regions or simply watch the views from the special angle.
The top deck of the ship features an outdoor bistro, with a jacuzzi, allowing you to enjoy the scenic views while you share meals with fellow travelers or simply sitting to have a hot chocolate
Features all - suite accommodations. Each spacious, every cabin's well-appointed location across the decks provides a generous measure of comfort.