Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway

National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance
126 Passengers

Thrill at remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island—little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century. National Geographic Endurance roams free at the top of the world on the most untrammeled, adventurous route in the High Arctic on this epic voyage.

Day 1 — Anchorage, Alaska/Nome Embark

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska and take a charter flight to Nome, on the coast of the Bering Sea. Embark the ship.

Days 2 to 22 — Exploring the Russian High Arctic, Siberian Coast and Russian Far East

In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our day-by-day itinerary will be flexible. We’ll take full advantage of the extensive experience of our captain, crew, and staff as well as of our technological resources and ice-strengthened ship to chart a course around impenetrable ice, through one of the most remote regions on Earth, and toward once-in-a-lifetime sightings of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife.

Chukchi Sea
Keep a lookout for gray whales and other marine mammals in these rich waters. Sailing south from Wrangel, call at Kolyuchin Island, where cormorants, murres, puffins auklets and other Pacific seabirds nest on steep cliffs. Pass the easternmost extension of the Eurasian continent at Cape Dezhnev and continue across the International Date Line to Alaska and the end of our epic voyage.

Wrangel Island
A nature reserve since 1974 and World Heritage site, Wrangel Island is known for unusual biodiversity, including endemic tundra plants, snow geese, and largest seabird colonies in the region. The reserve has largest concentration of polar bears and walruses. Land mammals include musk oxen and reindeer. Expedition stops include a visit to the village and research center on the south coast.

East Siberian Sea
Depending on our course and weather, explore granite towers, luxuriant tundra and ancient ceremonial sites along the coast where mammoths once roamed. A hallmark of any Arctic expedition is flexibility and our options are many as we cross the top of the world. The surrounding pack ice is an ideal place to find walruses, polar bears and other wildlife of the circumpolar north.

New Siberian Islands
Often surrounded by heavy pack ice, the 500-foot-high volcanic spires, cliffs and buttresses of these rocky outposts are a magnificent backdrop for abundant wildlife. We keep a lookout for elusive Ross’s gull, named after the polar explorer. Walrus haul out in numbers and seabirds nest on great cliffs on De Long islands, discovered by the Jeannette expedition in 1881 on their search for the North Pole.

Laptev Sea / Severnaya Zemlya
With 24-hour light, naturalists keep watch from the bridge, ready to announce the sighting of beluga whales or other marine mammals that frequent these shallow coastal waters. Pass Cape Chelyuskin, most northerly point of the Eurasian continent, on our way east toward the new world.

Kara Sea / Novaya Zemlya
Depending on our captain’s route in this wild land, approach the heavily glaciated coast of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, northernmost of the islands of the Kara Sea. Dutch explorer William Barents overwintered at aptly named Ice Harbor in 1596-97.

Franz Josef Land
A little-explored world of pack ice, towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers, Franz Josef Land is the world’s northernmost archipelago, and part of the largest Arctic marine reserve—a sanctuary for such emblematic species as the Atlantic walrus, bowhead whale, polar bear, narwhal, and rare ivory gull. The scattered islands of Franz Josef Land were not discovered until 1873 by the Tegetthoff Expedition.

Days 23 & 24 — Exploring Northern Norway

Northern Norway is the Finnmark region where much of the landscape is above treeline and comprised of fascinating landscape, including sheer coastal cliffs indented with deep fjords. Saami culture is dominant in the area, and we visit one of the oldest and most historically significant archaeological sites at Mortensnes in Varangerfjord.

Day 25 — Disembark Tromsø/Oslo

Disembark the ship in Tromsø, take a tour of the city and fly on a chartered flight from Tromsø to Oslo. Check-in to the airport hotel.

Day 26 — Oslo, Norway/Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home (flight not included).

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 183 square ft.
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Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 205 square ft.
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Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 4
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 5
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 6
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed. 344 square ft.
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Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet. 430 square ft.
   Category A Solo
Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.
   Category B Solo
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.