Marine expedition to the islands Matveev, Vaygach and
Novaya Zemlya on the legendary yacht Peter I

NOVAYA ZEMLYA



July 6 - 14,
July 13 - 21,
July 20 - 28,
July 27 - August 4,
August 3 - 11,
August 10 - 18,
August 17 - 25, 2021

Tour Russian Arctic

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For those who have always been fond of travelling to remote parts of our planet, who have read novels about mariners and discoverers, who live with the dream of the endless sea and long voyages. - This marine expedition to the Russian Arctic is for you!

We will go to remote protected places in the footsteps of great geographical explorers, get acquainted with the life of indigenous peoples, and enjoy the untouched nature and the amazing natural world of Novaya Zemlya: walruses, singing ice foxes, reindeer, snowy owls, endless shoals of northern birds and, of course, the owners of the Arctic - polar bears.

We will see the island of Vaigach, sacred for the Nenets, visit Matveyev Island, famous for one of the world's largest walrus rookeries, and sail to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located far beyond the polar circle.

The cruise is conducted on the legendary expeditionary sailing yacht of Peter I, the 2010's world record holder (the trailblazing around the North Pole under sail for one single navigation).

For those who have always been fond of travelling to remote parts of our planet, who have read novels about mariners and discoverers, who live with the dream of the endless sea and long voyages. - This marine expedition to the Russian Arctic is for you!
We will go to remote protected places in the footsteps of great geographical explorers, get acquainted with the life of indigenous peoples, and enjoy the untouched nature and the amazing natural world of Novaya Zemlya: walruses, singing ice foxes, reindeer, snowy owls, endless shoals of northern birds and, of course, the owners of the Arctic - polar bears.
We will see the island of Vaigach, sacred for the Nenets, visit Matveyev Island, famous for one of the world's largest walrus rookeries, and sail to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located far beyond the polar circle.
The cruise is conducted under the command of the captain and team leader Daniil Gavrilov, the world record holder (the trailblazing around the North Pole under sail for one single navigation), on the legendary expeditionary sailing yacht of Peter I, also a participant of that famous 2010's record.

SCHEDULE AND COST:

Dates::
- July 6 - 14,
- July 13 - 21,
- July 20 - 28,
- July 27 - August 4,
- August 3 - 11,
- August 10 - 18,
- August 17 - 25, 2021

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Number of participants: 1 – 7

Cost per person:
- 250 000 rubles to any quantity of participants

Everything is included (except for flight and medical insurance).
Estimated cost of the flight to Naryan-Mar: 19,000 - 25,000 rubles.


TRAVEL PROGRAM:

Day 1. Naryan-Mar*
Departure to Naryan-Mar *.
* Recommended flight UTair UT-333, departure from Moscow at 9:10, arrival in Naryan-Mar on the same day at 11:50 am or another flight arriving no later than 16:00.

We meet at the airport of the city of Naryan-Mar and go to the expeditionary base at the mouth of the Pechora River (~ 3 hours by car / boat).
Delicious dinner and a bathhouse.
Rest from the road, overnight before boarding the flagship of the RUSARC fleet - the yacht Peter I.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: expeditionary base


Day 2. Naryan-Mar - starting point

We go to our new home - the legendary yacht Peter 1 on high-speed boats (~ 30 min.). Safety briefing, start of the expedition.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 3. First anchorage - Matveev Island

A protected area, an abandoned weather station, ancient Pomor crosses of the 16th century, a lighthouse that you can climb, a walrus rookery ... We carefully observe the life of animals, do not disturb their peace, we go for a walk. And further - we go to the island of Vaygach, sacred for the Nenets.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 4. Sacred island Vaygach

Vaygach is a whole archipelago, surrounded by 111 tiny islets and rocks. The Nenets name of the island is "Khebidya-ya" - "holy land". Legend has it that the World Old Man and Old Woman, Vesako and Hedako lived here. The path along the Land's End, the knot of the Pomor route to the Siberian seas is a sacred place for the indigenous peoples of the North. Ancient sites of the Stone Age, huts, Pomor crosses-landmarks of the Russian shores, hundreds of idols, traces of sacrifices, a dozen sanctuaries with telling names - Lisiy Kamen, Oleniy Kamen, Bear's Head, Bolvanskaya Gora. Here, each stone is steeped in mystery, deep history and unique atmosphere.
Morning disembarkation - we walk in the area of the Semilikogo Idol.
Then we go by sea to the north of the island, look at the walrus rookery and in the evening we drop anchor in a cozy bay, closed from all winds, where a real hermit lives. And if we're lucky, we'll find him at home!
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 5. Strait of Kara Gate - Novaya Zemlya

At dawn, we set out on a course to the north, crossing the famous strait - the Kara Gates. In the afternoon we get to the Rusanovo camp, inspect well-preserved buildings, make several landings on the surrounding islands. Novaya Zemlya is full of islands and deep bays, and our main adventure there is finding polar bears.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 6. Novaya Zemlya skerries

We cruise around the islands, bays, skerries. We are inspired by northern nature, we are looking for polar bears, we are seeing historical sights.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 7. Tundra Islands in the south of Novaya Zemlya

We leave for the southernmost tip of the archipelago. Here, far from humans, on Kusovaya Zemlya and the islands of Bolshoy and Maly Loginov, local deer, wild geese and swans live.
We walk carefully, very anxiously and carefully - there may be clutches of eggs and broods of chicks literally under our feet. In the evening we set off on the way back - at the mouth of the Pechora River.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: yacht Peter I


Day 8. Expeditionary base

In the afternoon we meet with a passenger boat, it will take us to the expeditionary base near the city of Naryan-Mar. We rest, share our impressions, spend the night at the base.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: expeditionary base


Day 9. Return home

We get up early in the morning, have a delicious breakfast and leave with a transfer to the airport*.
The expedition to the Arctic has come to an end, and now your life will never be the same again!

* Recommended flight UTair UT ‑ 334, departure from Naryan-Mar at 12:50, arrival in Moscow at 15:35 or another flight with departure no later than 15:00

Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: no

Legendary yacht Peter I

Steel expedition sailing yacht - the flagship of the RUSARC fleet

The yacht Peter I is made of steel and is designed to sail in high latitudes in all weather conditions. It is fully equipped for a comfortable stay of guests, equipped with navigation and rescue equipment, satellite communications, an inverter and a diesel generator.

All expeditions are attended by a reliable crew consisting of a captain, first mate and cook. A crew boat is provided for landings.


Cost includes:

· All transfers along the route (from / to Naryan-Mar airport)
· Accommodation
· 3 meals a day
· Excursions according to the program
· Bathhouse on the day of arrival, at the expeditionary base
· Permits to visit national parks and protected areas
· Fuel surcharge



Cost excludes (to be additionally paid):

· Flights to Naryan-Mar and back
· Personal health insurance
· Souvenirs, other pocket expenses
· Satellite connection
· Russian visa



To take with:

- Warm fleece and thermal underwear
- Cotton and thermal socks (several pairs)
- Rubber boots with a warm inner insert for walking along the shore
- Shoes for walking inside the yacht (crocs)
- Wind jacket, pants and things made of water-repellent materials (waterproof)
- Gloves (better 2 pairs)
- Hat (better 2, one extra)
- Sunglasses (with a rope so as not to be carried away into the sea)
- Personal hygiene items, towel
- Hand cream, face cream, sunscreen
- Waterproof cases for photographic equipment
- Personal first aid kit with individual medicines
- Thermos for hot tea

(!) Things must be packed in soft bags and backpacks

The authors of the pictures on this page:

© ️ Dmitry Kokh
© ️ Stas Zakharov
© ️ Natalia Pestova

KEY FEATURES:
Tour to Novaya Zemlya
Novaya Zemlya, Russia


Best season: July - August


Reserved places in the footsteps of great geographical explorers: hunting trading posts, wintering grounds for expeditions, the polar station on Matveev Island, the sacred island Vaygach.

Untouched nature and amazing natural world of the remote archipelago of the Arctic: polar bears, walruses, singing foxes, reindeers, snowy owls and other northern birds.

The romance of long voyages and arctic adventures in the command of a reliable crew of experienced sailors.

Cruise on a comfortable steel expeditionary sailing yacht Peter I, designed to sail in high latitudes in all weather conditions.

The yacht is known for a world record: it became the first ship in the history of world navigation to circumnavigate the North Pole in one navigation and without the help of an icebreaker.

Acquaintance with the life of indigenous peoples.

Local cuisine and freshest salmon.
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