SCHEDULE AND COST:
Dates: August 10 - 25 September, 2022 (dates of the trip may be slightly adjusted)
Duration: about 45 days (30 - on board, 15 - docks)
Number of participants: 6
Cost per person: 2 000 000 rubles
TRAVEL PROGRAM: NORTHERN SEA ROUTE TOUR TO ANTARCTICA
Throughout the entire expedition we will go from the port of Naryan-Mar to Port Anadyr. During this period we will pass in accordance with the next thread of the route:
- 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.
- NOVAYA ZEMLYA ARCHIPELAGO
Novaya Zemlya is surrounded by many islands and deep bays. The archipelago is the largest area among the clusters of the European part of the Arctic Ocean. Its area is comparable to that of Austria - 83,000 square kilometers.
- SEAPORT DIKSON
Dikson is a Russian Arctic seaport located on the coast of the Kara Sea at the entrance to the Yenisei Gulf. It is located in the village of Dikson, Krasnoyarsk Territory. It was planned that the port will become the base on the Northern Sea Route to provide the berthing and bunkering of ships with coal.
- CAPE CHELYUSKIN
On May 20, 1742, the famous Russian polar explorer Semyon Ivanovich Chelyuskin reached the most northern point of Russia - cape, which was later named after him.
- SEVERNAYA ZEMLYA ARCHIPELAGO
The Severnaya Zemlya archipelago is located in the Arctic Ocean north of the Taimyr Peninsula on the border of the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea. Here we can see many narrow fjords descending into the glaciers, cute little walruses and Arctic hares, the measured life of polar bears, and luxuriant colonies of white seagulls.
- MARIA PRONCHISHCHEVA BAY
Maria P. Pronchishcheva Bay, a bay of the Laptev Sea, is located on the eastern coast of Taimyr about 75 kilometers north of the entrance to Khatanga Bay. At the entrance to the bay is one of the largest in the former Soviet Union, the now abandoned northern polar explorers' base.
- SEAPORT TIKSI
Tiksi is a Russian Arctic seaport located on the coast of the Laptev Sea.
- NOVOSIBIRSK ISLANDS
Today we will have an exciting landing on an uninhabited island, these lands have not yet been explored by scientists at all. The Novosibirsk islands are one of the largest archipelagos in the World Ocean.
The base of the island is represented by granites. The surface of the islands is formed by perennially frozen rocks (limestone and shale in the western part), loose sedimentary deposits and - in large quantities - ground ice.
The natural landscape of the Novosibirsk islands is arctic tundra (mosses, lichens, polar poppies, buttercups, croup, stonecrop, spoon grass), interspersed with lakes and bogs. It is home to reindeer, arctic fox, lemming, and many seabirds.
- PORT OF PEVEK
Pevek is the most northern city of Russia, it is the center, which provides the needs of the gold mines located in the area.
- WRANGEL ISLAND
We have every chance to make a landing on Wrangel Island. in 2004, it became the first Arctic site of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO. Some of the most northern sites of ancient people were discovered here. In addition, Wrangel Island is believed to be a fragment of the ancient Berinia, the land that linked Asia and America many thousands of years ago. This land has the highest species richness of flora and fauna in the Arctic. This land has the highest species richness of flora and fauna in the Arctic, it is the best place to see polar bears.
- CAPE DEZHNEV
On this day we will reach the extreme eastern point of Russia and the whole continent Eurasia. If the weather and visibility is good you can see not only outlines of the islands of Ratmanov (Russia) and Krusenstern (USA), but also continental coast of America - Alaska. On the way to land we will observe gray whales beating their tails, walruses and lots of bird bazaars.
- LORINO PORT
Here nearby is the Lorino village - the "whaling capital of Chukotka", located on the shore of the Mechigmenskaya Bay. It is the largest national village in Chukotka with the population of almost 1400 people.
- PROVIDENCE BAY
Providence Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the route. Here the fjords and lagoons fringe the picturesque mountain slopes. We will have a great chance to see whalers. The place is rich in heritage of the ancient culture of whalers and reindeer herders, who for centuries have been building their lives in the harsh conditions of the north.
The seaport of Anadyr is the largest federal seaport in Chukotka, located in the northern part of the Bering Sea on the coast of the Anadyr estuary. The village of Lorino, the "whaling capital of Chukotka," is located nearby. And that means there is a high chance of seeing a whale being cutup.
This is where our big adventure comes to an end!
* Please do not purchase tickets without checking without our conformation
** The description of this route is the general plan of the expedition. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the itinerary may vary