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Across the Top of the World - Russian Arctic

This is arguably one of the greatest high Arctic journeys in the world. It is only made possible by the collapse of communism, the relaxing of rules and the retreat of the Arctic sea ice. Our journey begins in Anadyr, the administrative centre of the Chukotka autonomous region. We then travel through the Bering Strait west along the north Siberian coastline, before crossing the Longa Strait to Wrangel and Herald Islands. Enroute to Wrangel Island we plan to land at Cape Dezneva, the north-eastern extremity of the Eurasian land mass, where there is a monument to early explorers. We also visit the small island of Kolyuchin, that was once an important Russian Research Station, where we visit some of the most amazing bird cliffs in the Arctic. Once we reach Wrangel and Herald Islands, we spend 3-4 days under the guidance of the Rangers and staff of the reserve. Untouched by glaciers during the last ice age, it is a treasure trove of Arctic biodiversity. It is perhaps best known for the high number of Polar Bears, and this remote outpost is often referred to by biologists as the ‘Polar Bear Maternity Ward’, on account of the large number of cubs born there each year. While on this voyage, we will take every opportunity to discover the rich biodiversity and history of this wild and beautiful land with landings, walks and zodiac excursions.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Anadyr, board the Spirit of Enderby
DAY 2 Sail across Anadyrskiy Bay
DAY 3 Yttygran, Nuneangan and Akamchrchen Islands
DAY 4 Cape Dezhnev and Uelen Village
DAY 5 Kolyuchin Island
DAYS 6/10 Explore the High Arctic Russian Nature reserve of Wrangel and Herald Islands
DAY 11 North Siberian Coast
DAY 12 Kolyuchin Inlet
DAY 13 Bering Strait and Chukotka Coast
DAY 14 At sea
DAY 15 Disembark Anadyr where trip concludes

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Trip Code: ATR
Trip Grading:
Duration:  15 days
Next Trip:  06 August 2018
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price: USD$10500 Main Deck Twin public
No local payments required
Options & Supplements*
Charter Flights Nome - Anadyr - Nome US $ 2000
Mandatory Landing Fees US $ 500
3 day Wrangel Island Overland Traverse US $ 1450
Superior US $ 11500
Superior Plus US $ 12500
Mini Suite US $ 13000
Suite US $ 13800

*Prices listed are per person

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