Tromsø and Beyond
We begin our adventure in Tromsø, starting point for so many expeditions and trapper adventures. After the first night on board MS Spitsbergen, we take you ashore on Sørøya, a beautiful island close to Hammerfest.
We then call at the exotic Russian harbour of Murmansk, a strategically important port for both military and trade vessels.
Remote Franz Josef Land
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. Our route and landing sites in this beautiful region are heavily dependent on elements, and our experienced captain will take advantage of the conditions at hand to seize opportunities to explore the wilderness.
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. The polar bear population in the area is around 3,000, so we have an excellent chance to see these magnificent predators. Following our days of exploration, we make our way back to Murmansk.
Returning to Norway
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.