We sail well above the 80th parallel to place you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole. Explore rarely-visited historical sites, scout for wildlife like seals, thousands of seabirds and the Arctic fox, and look out for walrus hauled out on lonely beaches.
Photo: Merete Wiken Dees
The North Cape has been a prized destination for travellers for centuries. Join an excursion to stand atop the steep cliff 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean marking the end of the continent.
The North Cape has been a prized destination for travellers for centuries. Join an excursion to stand atop the steep cliff 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean marking the end of the continent.
Photo: Jörg Goldhofer

Norway, Franz Josef Land – Sailing North of 80°

Duration: 15 days
Ship: MS Spitsbergen

Departures:
12 September 2020
26 September 2020

Price from : £ 5765 per person

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We will spend five days exploring the world´s northernmost archipelago. This is expedition sailing at its most authentic, as we discover rare beauty in the footsteps of great explorers of the past like Fridtjof Nansen.
We will spend five days exploring the world´s northernmost archipelago. This is expedition sailing at its most authentic, as we discover rare beauty in the footsteps of great explorers of the past like Fridtjof Nansen.
Photo: Christopher Michel

Norway, Franz Josef Land – Sailing North of 80°

Duration: 15 days
Ship: MS Spitsbergen

Departures:
12 September 2020
26 September 2020

Price from : £ 5765 per person

Check prices and availability
We sail well above the 80th parallel to place you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole. Explore rarely-visited historical sites, scout for wildlife like seals, thousands of seabirds and the Arctic fox, and look out for walrus hauled out on lonely beaches.
We sail well above the 80th parallel to place you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole. Explore rarely-visited historical sites, scout for wildlife like seals, thousands of seabirds and the Arctic fox, and look out for walrus hauled out on lonely beaches.
Photo: Merete Wiken Dees
Remote Franz Josef Land has always been a magnet for hardy adventurers. Now you can set foot on the ice where great explorers like Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen spent the winter. Watch for polar bears wandering in their natural environment and feel the cool Arctic air gust down from the North Pole just a few miles away.
  • Explore wild and rarely-visited Franz Josef Land, the world´s northernmost archipelago in the footsteps of great explorers
  • Great chance of sighting walrus and polar bears as we sail north of the 80th parallel
  • Enjoy a Russian experience in the port of Murmansk
  • Opportunity to visit the North Cape
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