North-east of Svalbard and 900km from the North Pole, the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago – accessed by few vessels other than the Russian military – can now be explored during a two-week cruise on the exclusively chartered 114-berth MV Sea Spirit.

Spend one night in Oslo before taking a 12-night voyage through spectacular Polar scenery in search of Polar Bear, Arctic Fox and Walrus, Beluga and Bowhead whales, and birdlife such as Little Auks and Ivory Gull.

Franz Josef Land costs from £11,895 pp (two sharing) including flights (Heathrow / Manchester), one night’s B&B, 12 nights’ full board cruise & expert guiding. Departs 9 July, 2021.

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