Sail from Norway to Alaska via the Northeast Passage, the legendary maritime route that is covered by ice for much of the year. Aboard L’Austral, you will navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders.
Cruising the mythical waters of the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi Seas – experiencing landscapes, wildlife and wilderness that very few have ever seen – this Northeast Passage expedition is truly a unique journey. It is a very special opportunity – rarely have expedition vessels transited this seaway from end to end.
The Arctic’s Mysterious Northeast Passage
Cruise the Northeast Passage, the famous maritime corridor along Siberia’s northern coast.
Join outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
Explore the Northern Territories, a real polar desert discovered at the beginning of the 20th century.
Tundra hiking opportunities.
Landscapes: taiga, tundra plains, conifer forests, sea ice, glaciers, icebergs, mountainous landscapes, fjords, vast plains dotted with lakes.
Fauna: polar bears, walruses, seals, marine birds, arctic foxes, lemmings, reindeers.
Inside the Arctic Circle – at the northern extremity of the planet!
26 days – 30th August to 24th September, 2021
Tromso (Norway) to Nome (Alaska) via Arctic Russia
Franz Josef Land (3 days), New Land (Novaya Zemlya), Northern Land (Severnaya Zemlya), New Siberian Islands (2 days, Stalbovoy & Lyakhovsky Islands), Wrangel Island (3 days, UNESCO listed),
Chukotka (2 days, Ayon & Kalyuchin Islands)
Polar bears, Walrus, Whales (bowhead, beluga, gray), seals,
Reindeer, Arctic foxes, Lemmings, Marine bird life
Polar research stations, Indigenous Chukchi people,
Urban Arctic culture of Murmansk, Eskimo culture
An Astounding Experience Awaits…
Tromso (Norway), Murmansk (Russia), Nome (Alaska, USA)
Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea, Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait
Majestic glaciers, the Academy of Sciences glacier, Icebergs, the Servery ice-cap,
Ice floes, Polar deserts, Fjords, Tundra vegetation, Arctic bird life, Rare plant life
Historic Remoteness and Wildlife Haven