Franz Josef Land Explorer

Greg Mortimer Luxury Expidition Cruise Ship
Greg Mortimer
120 Passengers
Adventure Options

Experience a rare chance to explore wondrous islands, on our inaugural Franz Josef Land voyage. From Svalbard, cross the Barents Sea to a world few have seen. Enter the Russian Arctic National Park and watch for polar bears, whales, walrus and seals. Enjoy long tundra walks and geological oddities. Get up close to spectacular bird cliffs and visit fascinating historic huts of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen.

Highlights
• Photograph unique stone spheres at Champ Island
• Kayak beneath towering bird cliffs of Cape Flora
• Visit Nansen’s winter camp at Cape Norway
• Search for rorqual and elusive bowhead whales
• Watch for polar bears on land and ice
• Enjoy Longyearbyen on a guided town tour (included)

Day 1 — Embark Longyearbyen

Enjoy a guided group tour of colorful Longyearbyen. Late afternoon sees us warmly welcomed on board the Greg Mortimer.

Days 2 & 3 — At Sea towards Franz Josef Land

Settle into life on board the ship with entertaining and informative talks, while seabird and whale watching speeds your Barents Sea crossing. Enter Russia’s Arctic National Park into a world of mystery and remote wilderness rich in arctic wildlife.

Days 4 to 7 — Franz Josef Land

From mysterious Bell Island to majestic Champ Island, we explore the central-most of the 191 islands in the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings including the elusive bowhead whale and the Arctic’s top predator, the polar bear.

Days 8 to 11 — Franz Josef Land

We discover new landings as we make our way west to Prince George Land and Alexandra Land. Cliffs around the islands host massive nesting colonies of seabirds such as guillemots, dovekies, and kittiwakes. Eighty-five per cent of the archipelago is dominated by gigantic tidewater glaciers and towering icebergs.

Days 12 & 13 — At Sea towards Svalbard

After final landings in Franz Josef Land, clear Russian customs and relax on your return crossing of Barents Sea to Svalbard.

Days 14 & 15 — Svalbard - Disembark Longyearbyen

Possible landing or two as we round Svalbard’s northwest coast and sail south looking out for walrus and various whales. Back in Longyearbyen, bid new friends goodbye and transfer to airport.

Itinerary and map are a guide only. Itinerary is subject to ice and weather conditions.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $840 ($1,000 for 'High Arctic Adventure' & 'Arctic Complete'), Photography Free, Climbing $840 ('Jewels of the Arctic' & 'Arctic Complete').

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Captain's Suite
500 Sq Ft / 46.3 m² including balcony
Deck 4
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • Separate lounge area • 42" flat-screen TV
   Junior Suite
475 Sq Ft / 44.4 m² including balcony
Deck 7
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV • Separate lounge area
   Balcony Suite
385 Sq Ft / 35.8 m² including balcony
Deck 4
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV
   Balcony Stateroom
250-310 Sq Ft / 23.1-28.9 m² including balcony
Decks 4 & 6
Twin or double bed • Private En-suite • Floor to ceiling window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV
   Aurora Stateroom
250 Sq Ft / 23.2 m²
Deck 3
Twin or double bed • Private En-suite • Porthole window • Desk area • Closet space • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV