The North Pole ultimate Arctic adventure (by icebreaker)
| 15 days
Our adventure starts in Murmansk, Russia where you embark the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory to smash through the frozen Arctic Ocean to the geographic North Pole.
In addition to the excitement of cruising on a powerful Russian icebreaker with its own on-board helicopter, the incredible staff who will be guiding you and the thrill of standing at the top of the world, you’ll explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. An extraordinary voyage on a unique ship.
Ship: 50 Years of Victory
6-20 July, 17-31 July, 28 July – 11 August 2019
Guide price:£23,795 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) if booked before 31 October 2018
“I found the ‘adventure’ both rewarding and educational and also met some interesting people, especially among the English-speaking Chinese and Russian passengers. Once again thank you for putting the trip together for me and therefore making it a resounding success.”
Peter Wright, the North Pole (for Peter’s full account and more photos see trip reports )
“A brilliant holiday! Franz Josef Land must be the ultimate Arctic experience.”
Barbara Forrai and Margaret Dykes, Franz Josef Land, August 2012
“As Marion promised, I attach a copy of the log from our recent trip to Franz Josef Land. The photos in the log illustrate the quality of the polar bear encounters! Dense sea ice is definitely the place to see bears at close range, and we couldn’t have got into the middle of it without an icebreaker. In one twenty-four hour period we had fourteen bear encounters. Often with two in view at the same time. (That 14 count involved some repeat visits by the same bear, who seemed fascinated by the ship).”
Grant Hutchison and Marion McMurdo, Franz Josef Land, July 2011