MCNP EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH POLE TOUR

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A Martin Charlton 25th Anniversary Expedition

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Stand at the top of the world at 90°N; Experience the largest, most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world, ‘50 Years of Victory’; Enjoy helicopter sightseeing above the Arctic Ocean; View polar bears, walrus, whales, seals and other arctic wildlife; Visit Franz Josef Land historical sites; Daily lectures with on-board experts, guides & scientists; Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers from centuries gone by.

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 27 Jun 2020Sat 11 Jul 2020 $29500 USD

$3000 PER PERSON DEPOSIT REQUIRED. An additional pre-payment is due 01 June 2019; if this tour is 'guaranteed' by 15 June 2019 and you pay in full at that time, a US$2200 discount can apply. Final payment is due 27 Jan 2020. Contrary to our usual terms & conditions governing payments, for this trip your deposit is 100% non-refundable non-transferable once the tour becomes 'guaranteed.' Single supplement shown is for Helsinki hotel nights only; single supplement quote for the ship upon request.

Optional Single Supplement: $210 USD (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


This tour will be led/hosted by senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton who, in 2020, celebrates his 25th anniversary with Adventure Abroad. He invites you to join him on this once-in-a-lifetime journey:

"Imagine standing at the top of the Earth, glass of champagne in hand, and everywhere you look is south. That is the essence of this 15-day North Pole Arctic Adventure aboard 50 Years of Victory, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world. Crush through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean and sight-see by helicopter on the lookout for walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears. Possible stops at the islands of Franz Josef Land will have you in awe of the flora and fauna as you visit seabird colonies and retrace the footsteps of early explorers.

Some places on our planet are so out of reach that their very isolation has stirred generations of explorers into voyages of adventure and discovery. One such place is the North Pole. Join me on a historic voyage to 90° North - The Top of the World!"

Regions visited: Western Europe; Central And Eastern Europe and Arctic
Countries visited: Finland; Russia and North Pole


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Helsinki, Finland
Today we begin our adventure with a brief visit to Helsinki.

Helsinki is situated right at the arrowhead of a peninsula, surrounded by an archipelago of over 300 islands. Affectionately known as the 'Daughter of the Baltic', this city is perfectly placed between its two great trading cousins, Stockholm and Moscow. In a European perspective, Helsinki is relatively young, yet it is Finland's sixth-oldest town. The Swedes, who extended their empire into Finland in 1155, founded the city of 'Helsingfors' (the name still used by the Swedes) in 1550 when King Gustav Vasa needed a site for a strategic, competitively placed trading port. It languished as a coastal backwater until Imperialist Russia invaded in 1809.

Overnight in Helsinki (city centre).

Included Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2 Helsinki: City Touring
Our touring today will be done by bus and on foot, taking in the most important and interesting parts of the city.

We will see the historical center and the diplomatic quarters, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. We will also be sure to stop at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and the Temppeliaukio Church (Church of the Rock). Helsinki's relatively young "Old Town" presents us with a tidy tangle of Art Nouveau and Neoclassical streets.

Senate Square is Helsinki's most historic and beautiful square - designed in the early 1800s at the height of the Russian Empire's fascination with the architectural glories of ancient Greece and Rome. The designer was Berlin-born Carl Ludvig Engel, who created other public buildings in St. Petersburg.

Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki's highlights. Designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, the church opened in 1969. The interior was excavated and built directly out of solid rock and is bathed in natural light that enters through the glazed dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustics.

In the Sibelius Park is the world famous composer Jean Sibelius's (1865-1957) monument by Eila Hiltunen. Unveiled in 1967, the Sibelius Monument, resembling organ pipes, is made of welded steel with the bust of the composer on one side. A smaller version of the monument is located at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

We will also stop at the Kamppi Chapel, a Lutheran chapel located on the Narinkka Square. Also known as the "Chapel of Silence", this site is intended to be a place to calm down and have a moment of silence in one of the busiest areas in Finland.

Overnight in Helsinki.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Helsinki, Finland - Murmansk, Russia - Expedition Embarkation
Today we say farewell to Helsinki as we board our charter flight to Murmansk, Russia. Once in Murmansk we will embark upon our voyage to the North Pole.

With a population of over 300,000, Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic and an important Russian naval base and commercial port. Unlike Arkhangelsk on the White Sea, its harbour does not freeze in winter. Murmansk's raison d’être is its port, kept ice-free by comparatively warm Gulf Stream waters. This bustling, rapidly modernising place gets much of its wealth from the cornucopia of minerals found beneath the ground of the Kola Peninsula, the controversial exploitation of natural resources in the Arctic, and close ties with its Scandinavian neighbours.

Each Arctic summer, the iconic Russian icebreaker 50 Years of Victory comes out of commercial service in the extreme far north, clearing shipping lanes in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, to deliver 128 passengers at a time to that pinnacle of bucket list destinations, the geographic North Pole.

*IMPORTANT REMINDER: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy and excitement of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, our Expedition Team must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide our itinerary. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage. Please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a polar expedition.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Northbound in the Arctic Ocean
Being on board the ‘50 Years of Victory’ and feeling the icebreaker as it crushes through the arctic pack ice is an experience you’ll never forget. Just as memorable is boarding the ship’s helicopter for a thrilling aerial view over the ship and the expansive Arctic Ocean.

As we head into the ice, two nuclear reactor thrusters generate up to 74,000 horsepower to muscle 50 Years of Victory through ice up to 3 meters thick, which it then crushes under its weight. Over the course of our journey, you’ll feel that sheer power and muscle in your bones and soon discover why passengers, on disembarking at the end of their expedition, miss the sensation and sound of the icebreaker. It's an inexplicable, memorable and rare experience that can only be understood through living it!

Expedition of a Lifetime: The 50 Years of Victory is one of only six nuclear-powered Arktika-class icebreakers built for civilian use in Russia. Despite all its burliness, 50 Years of Victory is more comfortable than you’d expect, with amenities that include gourmet meals and cozy cabins. Passengers also get the opportunity to rub shoulders with onboard experts who happily share their knowledge throughout the trip, through one-on-one chats and formal lectures. A marine biologist, ornithologist, historian, glaciologist and geologist all lend context to off-ship excursions and the expedition in general.

You can expect variable sailing conditions this far north. The crossing from Murmansk to the North Pole can take us anywhere from four to six days depending on the ice conditions. This means you’ll have plenty of time to get to know your fellow travellers and shipmates, and be treated to lectures and discussions by the Expedition Team while looking out for birdlife. There are also many wonderful amenities on board for you to enjoy.'

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 On Board
We head north through dense, multi-year pack ice to the North Pole, a worthy goal for our amazing ship. Only very few vessels have the power to negotiate the challenging ice of the Arctic Basin. Navigating the polar pack at speeds up to 12 knots, we are enthralled by an ever-changing panorama of wind-polished ice, narrow channels of dark green water and aquamarine pools.

Cabins: The vessel accommodates passengers in first class outside cabins, all with private facilities, large windows, desk, television and other comforts such as hair dryers, tv’s and dvd players. Each room has one twin bed and one sofa bed. Rooms are equipped with 220v/50Hz electrical outlets. Laundry service is available for a fee.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 On Board
Today we continue our journey north.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 On Board
Today we continue our journey north.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 90° North - The North Pole!
The anticipation reaches a climax as we arrive at the North Pole! Many travellers find themselves overcome with emotion, while others are in a festive and celebratory mood. Take photos, call your family, wave a flag, and be sure you enjoy your moment at the top! Later, everyone will celebrate with a champagne toast and a barbecue on the ice. If the opportunity allows, you have the option of taking a polar plunge into the icy waters around the North Pole. This ships staff will also attempt to launch passengers high above the Pole in their hot air balloon to commemorate this great moment (this is highly weather dependent).

This is a destination that belongs to all of us, yet few will ever reach it. All lines of longitude converge here at the top of the world, where a glance in any direction is a look south. Coveted by many countries, the North Pole is owned by no one.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Southbound in the Arctic Ocean
On our return voyage you can sit back and relax. As we head farther south you may get lucky and spot polar bears hunting for seals.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Franz Josef Land & the Arctic Ocean
Zodiac cruising grants you access to some of the world's least visited sites; to the narrow channels and sprawling tundra near Salisbury Island, or the mountainous and partially glaciated landscape of Nansen Island. In Franz Josef Land, the most northerly islands in Eurasia and a nature reserve within the Russian Arctic National Park system, you might feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Our exploration opportunities are guided by Mother Nature, and no two expedition days are ever the same.

This group of 191 islands forms the most northerly archipelago in Eurasia and lies entirely within the Arctic Circle. Here, we will explore Cape Flora and discover historic remains from three ill-fated arctic expeditions. When conditions permit, the Zodiacs will be launched and we will cruise beneath towering cliffs to explore remote seabird colonies. The 50 Years of Victory helicopter will provide aerial sightseeing, and the Zodiacs will transfer us to seldom-visited landing sites.

Possible Landings at Franz Josef Land:

APOLLONOV ISLAND: This small island has a ridge that may provide a vantage point for viewing a walrus rookery, which is known to haul-out on the island. Zodiac cruising to watch walrus from a distance is also a possibility.

BELL ISLAND: In 1881, Benjamin Leigh-Smith’s expedition built a hut here, but the crew never had the opportunity to use it, as their ship was wrecked off the coast. The hut is in supreme condition and has a number of interesting inscriptions on its interior walls. Also found here is an old Russian isba (wooden hut), which may even predate the official 1873 discovery of Franz Josef Land.

CAPE HELLER, WILCZEK ISLAND: Historically significant markers can be found here, including the remains of a stone hut used by two men from the 1898–99 Walter Wellman expedition. There is a grave-site and large memorial post in honor of the one member who died here just after New Year’s in 1899.

CALM BAY, HOOKER ISLAND: Sporadically in use today, this is the site of the archipelago’s first-ever polar station, built in 1929. Memorials to Georgiy Sedov’s wintering in 1913–14 are built here, and the remains of a glaciologist’s hut can also be seen.

RUBINI ROCK, HOOKER ISLAND: Rubini Rock is considered by many to be home to the most impressive bird cliffs anywhere in Franz Josef Land. The cliffs feature a bounty of seabirds, and because of deep waters, ships are able to get up close to the edge of the cliffs for great views. Most of the shores are dominated by glacier fronts, while a large part of the island is ice covered.

* IMPORTANT REMINDER AGAIN: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy and excitement of expedition travel. When travelling in extremely remote regions, our Expedition Team must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide our itinerary. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage. Please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed; a measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a polar expedition.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 Franz Josef Land & the Arctic Ocean
Possible Landings at Franz Josef Land:

CAPE FLORA, NORTHBROOK ISLAND: More than half a dozen expeditions passed through here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition described in the book A Thousand Days in the Arctic was among them. Many buildings from the time are in ruins or have fallen into the sea, but some remain. Memorials and crosses have been erected in more recent years in memory of the survivors and victims of those early expeditions.

CAMBRIDGE STRAIT: Cambridge Strait is a well-known area for watching polar bears as they hunt for seals that frequent the area.

CAPE FLIGELY, RUDOLF ISLAND: The most northern point of the archipelago is marked with a copper plaque and a memorial cross. This is also the northernmost part of Europe, reaching farther north than Spitsbergen. The island is almost entirely ice covered, and temperatures only rise above freezing for a few shorts weeks each summer.

TEPLITZ BAY, RUDOLF ISLAND: With a long history of arctic exploration, this bay was first explored during Julius Payer’s 1874 expedition. Once a base for long-distance Arctic flights, the bay is also home to an abandoned polar station. Ships have sunk in these icy waters; a wrecked aircraft lies on the ice cap, and monuments and graves pay homage to the early explorers who died here. For wildlife, both narwhal and beluga whales have been seen in these waters.

CAPE NORWAY, JACKSON ISLAND: Weather is always a factor in this northern part of the archipelago, which is sometimes unreachable, even for icebreakers. A variety of arctic flora is found in this area, making it particularly interesting for botanists. This is also where Fridtjof Nansen and Frederick Jackson stayed over winter 1895–96, and the remains of their stone hut can be visited.

CAPE TEGETTHOFF, HALL ISLAND: Impressive tall cliffs are home to large numbers of seabirds, while the ruins of the Walter Wellman 1898–99 expedition can also be found. With a diverse landscape, the island is great for exploring on foot, provided that polar bears aren’t in the vicinity.

CHAMP ISLAND: Wildflowers of the tundra are a common sight, giving a bit of colour to an often bleak landscape. Of particular interest are the mysteriously perfectly rounded rocks scattered around parts of the island. They are up to seven feet (two meters) in diameter and have been nicknamed Devil’s Marbles.

NEGRI FJORD: This is a scenic and narrow waterway that lies between MacKlintok Island and Hall Island toward the southern reaches of Franz Josef Land.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Southbound at Sea
Enjoy your time on deck or reminisce with your shipmates and new friends as you cross the Arctic Ocean back to Murmansk. Expedition staff will be on hand to answer any remaining questions and point out wildlife during the return journey.

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 Southbound at Sea
Our last full day at sea…

Overnight on board 50 Years of Victory.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 Disembarkation in Murmansk, Russia - Flight to Helsinki, Finland
Returning to Russia's most northerly city, it will be time to bid farewell to our ship, the 50 Years of Victory.

Our ship is scheduled to arrive back at the pier in Murmansk before 0800 local time, but may arrive earlier depending on Murmansk tides. After breakfast, and once the ship has docked, we will have time to bid farewell to the Expedition Team and shipmates before completing our disembarkation. The process takes about an hour.

After disembarkation we will transfer to the airport for our return charter flight to Helsinki where we will enjoy our farewell dinner.

Overnight in Helsinki (airport area).

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 15 Departure
Departure from Helsinki.

FOND FAREWELL!

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

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Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Hilton Helsinki Strand

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland

This modern waterfront hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Hakaniemen metro station, and a 13-minute walk from Ateneum art
... Upscale rooms with stylish decor offer free Wi-Fi, plus desks, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment; some have flat-screen TVs.
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Hilton Helsinki Airport

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Helsinki
Country: Finland

Connected to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport via a covered walkway, this contemporary hotel is 2.1 km from the Finnish Aviation Museum.
Refined
... with soundproof windows and wood floors offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.
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Icebreaker '50 Years of Victory'


Location: Murmansk
Country: Russia

The 50 Years of Victory is one of only six nuclear-powered Arktika-class icebreakers built for civilian use in Russia. Despite
... its burliness, 50 Years of Victory is more comfortable than you’d expect, with amenities that include gourmet meals and cozy cabins. Passengers also get the opportunity to rub shoulders with onboard experts who happily share their knowledge throughout the trip, through one-on-one chats and formal lectures. A marine biologist, ornithologist, historian, glaciologist and geologist all lend context to off-ship excursions and the expedition in general.
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Trip Information

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Inclusions

Three nights hotel accommodation and sightseeing in Helsinki, including breakfasts and three dinners; all meals on the ship. Ship's passage on a twin-share cabin basis. Return flights Helsinki-Murmansk. Full-time Adventures Abroad Tour Leader services. Russian invitation letter for your visa application. We include gratuities for local guides, drivers, porters (if available), AND ship's crew (a US$150-200 value). Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Upon reservation, all participants will receive Russia visa application information and a detailed pre-departure guide booklet.

On board:

• Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
• Official expedition parka to keep
• All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
• Beer & wine with dinner
• Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available around the clock
• Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
• All shore landings per the daily program
• All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
• Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
• All luggage handling aboard the ship
• Group helicopter flight-seeing as part of the daily itinerary
• All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the itinerary

An Emergency Evacuation Insurance policy with a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per paying guest is included in the cost of your expedition. The included policy provides coverage only while traveling with Quark Expeditions, between the first and last day of the expedition (see also 'exclusions').

Exclusions

Airfare to/from Helsinki. Tour Leader gratuity, one lunch, drinks in Helsinki, personal items (phone, laundry, phone/wifi etc), optional activities on board,* premium liquors. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. We include your Russian visa invitation letter; actual visa fees are not included.

Optional (strongly recommended) trip cancellation/baggage insurance. Please note that medical insurance with a minimum of $50,000 of emergency medical coverage is MANDATORY for this tour.

* ie, helicopter flying time in excess of that offered for the group; hot air ballooning at the North Pole. Your pre-departure expedition guide provided upon reservation will provide more information.

Seasonality and Weather

Our early-mid July timing coincides with the best time to see ice and snow. The midnight sun has not yet melted the ice, so polar bears and walrus will be hunting on the ice edge. Birds are returning to breed.

With the exception of the Denmark Sea, the Arctic waters are relatively calm. However, bad weather can cause rough water. That said, of the two polar regions, smooth sailing is most frequently experienced in the Arctic.

Weather encountered can vary tremendously, but very generally, you must be prepared for cold conditions. To that end, for your safety and comfort, it is essential that you be fully-prepared -- our pre-trip Expedition Guide (sent at the time of reservation) provides full details on clothing and other recommended necessities.

Transport and Travel Conditions

As your voyage will be operating in remote parts of the world, it is essential that you be in good health and enjoy a high degree of mobility. You must be able to complete the on board safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures without the assistance of others. While you do not need to be super fit, you must be stable on your feet, especially when walking on slippery decks or up and down the steep gangway to your Zodiac for shore excursions. Crew are always on hand to assist you in and out of the Zodiacs; the procedure becomes progressively easier with each new landing.

On any expedition, you are welcome to remain on board or return to the ship if a Zodiac is available. Wherever possible, we provide several levels of activity, offering options of shorter or longer stays ashore.

Overall, you must be in good general health be fully responsible for your physical self. Remember, you are travelling to remote areas without access to sophisticated medical facilities.

Activities:

Please refer to the detailed day-by-day account of each days' activities available for viewing on this page. As you will see, this journey is more than just the North Pole, and many past travellers have counted our other shore excursions among the greatest highlights of their overall experience. Before we're able to reach the North Pole and take a symbolic "walk around the world", you’ll be invited to participate in a few Arctic expedition rites of passage, including Neptune’s Ceremony. You may also seize the opportunity to take a polar plunge at the North Pole or test your strength by trying to pull the ship through the Arctic ice!

Remember that our planned excursions are highly dependent on weather, especially sea and ice conditions. We treat every day as a new opportunity for discovery and we’re sure your expedition to 90° North will be unlike any travel experience you’ve had before.

Accommodation

We will have three hotel nights in Helsinki pre/post our cruising expedition. Please click on "Map & Hotels" elsewhere on your screen for full details.

Our Expedition Cruise: '50 Years of Victory'

Twenty years in the making, 50 Years of Victory is the first Arktika-class icebreaker to have a spoon-shaped bow, capable of breaking through ice up to 2.5 meters (9.2 feet) thick! This is one of the world’s largest, most-powerful nuclear icebreakers. Complete with a helicopter for shore excursions, Victory is a ship unlike any other, with the ability to go where other ships cannot.

Being able to say you’re on a trip to the North Pole is something very few people can lay claim to! As with any expedition, your voyage will be more unpredictable than a common cruise, so we encourage you to board the ship with a sense of adventure. Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel.

OUR CABINS:
The vessel accommodates passengers in first class outside cabins, all with private facilities, large windows, desk, television and other comforts such as hair dryers, tv’s and dvd players. Each room has one double bed and one comfortable sofa bed.

Ship Specifications:
Staff and Crew: 140
Guests: Max 128
Length: 150.7 meters
Breadth: 30 meters
Draft: 11.00 meters
Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors 74,000 horsepower
Ice Class: LL1 (the highest rating possible)
Cruising Speed: 18 knots in open water
Registration: In Russia by Rosatomflot
Lifeboats: 4 fully-enclosed

ABOARD THE SHIP:
All-inclusive bar and beverages
Chef prepared meals (all included)
One dining room
Aft Saloon for presentations and socializing
Victory Bar with exterior views, open from afternoon to late evening
Polar Library
Gym, two saunas, and small swimming pool
Passenger elevator
On-board helicopter landing pad
Clinic with licensed doctor

SINGLE TRAVELLERS: Our single supplement rate listed is for the Helsinki hotel nights only; single supplements for the ship are available but are very costly (ie US$17,000). We will try to pair singles with another same-gender traveller in our group; if this is not possible, the ship will try to pair you with another single on the ship at large. If, at the closure of the passenger list, there is not another single-share partner, you may default to your own cabin at no added charge.

Staff and Support

This journey will be led/hosted by Senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton, who in 2020 celebrates his 25th year with Adventures Abroad.

Our shipboard expedition is fully-staffed and crewed and provide a level of service and comfort that belies our remote setting. The Expedition Team is carefully chosen for their combined experience, knowledge and passion for the Polar Regions. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

In Helsinki we will be joined by a local Finnish guide for our sightseeing program.

Group Size

Maximum 14 plus Tour Leader