Arctic cruise to the Franz Josef Islands

Kirkenes, Norway

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A 13 or 14-night holiday including an exclusive Polar cruise to the Franz Josef Islands

We're rather excited about this one. If, like us, you can't hide that smug feeling when you discover somewhere remote and uninhabited then you won't be able to resist this 13 or 14-day holiday (you choose which) including a two-night hotel stay and an 11 or 12-night Polar cruise to Franz Josef Land. Located in the barren and majestic north of wintery Russia, the area consists of less than 200 islands which are only 1000 miles south of the North Pole itself. Of course you won't have to put up with frostbite and seal meat for tea like the first explorers who discovered it in 1873, but you will get a good idea of how they felt when they stumbled across this stunning wildlife-lover's paradise.

Let's make no bones about it, this Polar Cruise is seriously exclusive. You will have access to an area that few people in the world will have seen and spot Arctic animals that many can only imagine. Creatures that inhabit these snowy climes include Arctic foxes, seals, walruses, a variety of sea birds, whales and the elusive polar bear. Imagine seeing these animals close up and having the opportunity to take photographs of them - it's an unforgettable experience.

All your flights are included, as is the accommodation (both on the M/V Ortelius cruise ship and in the hotels you stay in along the way). The cruise will set sail from the fascinating town of Kirkenes in Norway, crossing the Russian border on the second or third day. Some days will be spent at sea but the majority of your time will be spent taking in sights such as Polar bear hot spots, isolated research stations and sea bird nesting sites.

The cruise ship itself is comfortable and homely - you will feel safe and protected from the elements, knowing that the ship only travels to certain ports of call if the conditions are just right. When you are out in the heart of this deserted and peaceful region you will experience an unparalleled feeling of tranquillity and calm, broken only by the excitement of the next stopping point.

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