High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos

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  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
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  • Starts Helsinki, Finland
  • Ends Helsinki, Finland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience a true expedition as we explore rarely visited Severnaya Zemlya
  • Encounter iconic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and seabirds
  • Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya, where the earliest Arctic explorers overwintered
  • Visit significant sites at Franz Josef Land and learn about the region’s storied history
On this cruise tour you will start and end in Helsinki. With the trip High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos you will be cruising through Murmansk, Novaya Zemlya and Helsinki in Morocco, Finland and Russia over 22 days. The trip High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos includes cabin accommodation and more, per the package includes section further below.

One of Earth’s last regions to be discovered, and the newest destination in Quark Expeditions’ portfolio, the High Russian Arctic is a place of mystery, beauty and wonder. On this stirring voyage along Russia’s ice-draped coastlines, we invite you to become one of the first passengers to visit this little-known region and encounter sights rarely seen by even the most intrepid adventurers.

From the breathtaking glaciers of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land to the stark, secluded islands of the icy Kara Sea, the remarkable features of this isolated wilderness will leave you awed and inspired. An incredible 22-day journey that will take you to far-flung landscapes unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed, High Arctic Odyssey is exclusively designed to allow you to maximize your time exploring these pristine environments, appreciate the rich and dramatic polar history of these faraway destinations, and, especially, increase your chances of observing the region’s diverse and magnificent wildlife, such as whales, seals, muskox, walruses and polar bears. If conditions allow, this itinerary will also include Severnaya Zemlya, the last major territorial discovery on Earth. Come aboard and venture to one of the most remote corners of the globe with the most experienced expedition team in the industry.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT QUARK EXPEDITIONS
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5 - Excellent
“Unlike most people on this trip my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to Antarctica! I am so glad he did. This has been the most amazing time. Everything surpassed my expectations. Cabins were much bigger than I had thought and the food was wonderful-thankyou Tracie and her fabulous staff Service both meals/bar and cabin was wonderful too. But more importantly the excursions, experiences and JUST EVERYTHING was mind blowingly fabulous. We have made many beautiful friends from all over the world which i also did not expect Thank you thankyou thankyou Quark, Shane and all the team <3”
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5 - Excellent
“Thanks for everything !!! This trip was just perfect. This was my first cruise ever and I loved it. I thought the stop at Port Lockroy was the icing on the cake. I was really worried that we would not be able to stop there as I didn't know if it was a sure thing or not. But we went there and I got a TON of souvenirs. I hope to travel with Quark here in the near future. Thanks again !!!!!!!”
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5 - Excellent
“Where can I apply ;-) loved it so much! Too bad the scales only go to 5, so i give it a 10 out of 5”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
  • Day 2 : Fly to Murmansk, Russia and Embark
  • Days 3 and 4 : At Sea
  • Days 5 to 7 : Exploring Novaya Zemlya
  • Days 8 to 13 : Exploring the Kara Sea and Severnaya Zemlya
  • Day 14 : At Sea
  • Days 15 to 18 : Exploring Franz Josef Land
  • Days 19 and 20 : At Sea
  • Day 21 : Disembark in Murmansk and Fly to Helsinki
  • Day 22 : Depart Helsinki
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 October 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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