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Jewels of the Russian Arctic Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

Jewels of the Russian Arctic Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

Starting From:
CA$16,640 CAD
Duration:
16 days

Update on our Russian High Arctic Expeditions

As a consequence of the war in Ukraine, Quark Expeditions is currently not operating or accepting bookings for trips that include Russia in the itinerary. 

You still have many options to explore with the best expedition team in the Polar Regions by considering itineraries to Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and the Canadian High Arctic.


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.

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

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 European explorers overwintered in the Arctic

Visit significant sites at Franz Josef Land and learn about the region’s fascinating history

Make Your Polar Dream a Reality

All we need is a little bit of information about your travel preferences and one of our Polar Travel Advisors will be in touch.

Included Activities

Passengers Hiking in Svalbard
Hiking

Hiking

Hiking in the polar regions differs from your typical trail experience. Here, in a tree-less terrain, you are the tallest figure on the landscape as you walk over spongy tundra, crusty snow or sandy beaches in remotes parts of the... Read more
Passenger getting ready for a polar plunge in the Arctic

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is scheduled once during each voyage. Throughout the journey, the Expedition Leader and Captain constantly monitor conditions in order to choose the optimal time and location. The Polar Plunge sometimes takes plac... Read more
Zodiac cruising in the Arctic
Zodiac

Zodiac Cruising

Zodiacs are used for transferring you ashore, transporting your luggage when necessary and for taking you ocean-level cruising among icebergs, whales and seabirds. During the expedition, you will visit remote and isolated sites th... Read more

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All we need is a little bit of information about your travel preferences and one of our Polar Travel Advisors will be in touch.

Extend Your Trip

Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark Expeditions offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure. Contact Us

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