Russia & Franz Josef Land

This is Russia as few know it. Perched on the utmost edge of Russian territory, at the top of the world above 80°N, is the archipelago of Franz Josef Land. This is the Extreme North, a smattering of islands encased in Arctic ice, and the site of many a famous expedition to the North Pole. Murmansk, Russia’s key port in the region, is our launch pad into the various islands, which are themselves the natural home to walrus, as well as the mighty polar bear.

Cruises to Russia Ships

Ship sailing to Russia

Sail to Franz Josef Land aboard our modern expedition ship, MS Spitsbergen.


Excursions on your voyage

Get closer to nature and learn more about your destinations with our optional excursions. They can be pre-ordered while booking your voyage online, or added later if there is still capacity.

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Please get in touch with our customer service team if you have questions or wish to add services like flights, transfers and land adventures to your voyage.