Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
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  • Starts Helsinki, Finland
  • Ends Helsinki , Finland
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore this rarely visited region of the Russian Arctic
  • 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 trip you will board in and disembark in Helsinki. With the tour Jewels Of The Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land And Novaya Zemlya you will be cruising through Helsinki, Murmansk and Franz Josef Land in Ethiopia, Russia and Finland over 16 days. The tour Jewels Of The Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land And Novaya Zemlya includes cabin accommodation and more, per the package includes section further below.

One of Earth’s least-explored frontiers and the newest destination to our portfolio, the sparsely populated Russian High Arctic is a place of isolated, rugged beauty that will leave you amazed. Few travelers have ever ventured into this near-uninhabited landscape. On Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, we follow the footsteps of early northern explorers to two of the most remote archipelagos on the planet, enabling guests to experience an in-depth exploration of seldom-visited regions in the stark and spectacular Russian Arctic.
From the ancient mountains of Novaya Zemlya to the wildlife sanctuary of Franz Josef Land, these secluded lands offer an exhilarating mix of unique sights and adventures. Marvel at ice-capped peaks soaring majestically out of the Arctic sea. Watch in hushed wonder at the unforgettable sight of a polar bear roaming its natural environment. Immerse yourself in a corner of our planet few humans ever to, with the operator that knows polar adventure better than anyone.
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Helsinki, Finland
  • Day 2 : Embarkation in Murmansk, Russia
  • Days 3 and 4 : At Sea
  • Days 5 to 7 : Exploring Novaya Zemlya
  • Day 8 : At Sea
  • Days 9 to 12 : Exploring Franz Josef Land
  • Days 13 and 14 : At Sea
  • Day 15 : Disembarkation Murmansk & Fly to Helsinki
  • Day 16 : Helsinki
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
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 Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya 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

A deposit of 1889 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 124 days before departure. For any departures within 20 June 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya 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 Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya 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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