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Holidays to Russian Arctic

  • Commander Islands - Medny Island - Jewel of the Russian Far East

The eastern seaboard of Russia dominates the North Pacific, yet is so remote very few ever visit it. This isolation has protected one of its most valuable assets - a vast wilderness inhabited by Kamchatka Brown bears, Red fox, sea otters, whales and an astonishing array of birds.

Little known outside of Russia and seldom visited by westerners, Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk dominates the Northwest Pacific. Bounded to the north and west by the Russian continent and the Kamchatka Peninsula to the east, with the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin Island guarding the southern border, it is almost landlocked. Its coasts are home to an abundance of wildlife, including seabirds in numbers rarely seen anywhere else in the world, and the beautifully marked and rare Ribbon seals.

The isolated and pristine Wrangel Island, untouched by glaciers during the last ice age, is a treasure trove of Arctic biodiversity and is perhaps best known for the multitude of Polar bears that breed here. The island also boasts the world’s largest population of Pacific walrus and lies near major feeding grounds for the Gray whales that migrate thousands of kilometres north from their breeding grounds in Baja, Mexico. Reindeer, Musk ox and Snow geese can normally be seen further inland.

Russian Arctic Holidays

Across the Top of the World (2014)

Across the Top of the World (2014)

15 days From
GBP £6,535.00

Unique expedition crossing the Arctic Circle and including the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands of Russia

  • Explore the northern coasts of Chukotka
  • Spend four to five days exploring the wildlife-rich Wrangel Island
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
Jewel of the Russian Far East (2014)

Jewel of the Russian Far East (2014)

13 days From
GBP £4,600.00

Explore the remote eastern coast of Russia, a vast wilderness inhabited by Kamchatka Brown bears, Red fox, Sea otters and an astonishing array of birds

  • Discover the Chukotka, Koryak and Kamchatka coastline
  • Two days exploring the wildlife-rich Commander Islands
  • Travel in a small expedition vessel
Sea of Okhotsk (2014)

Sea of Okhotsk (2014)

12 days From
GBP £4,335.00

Experience the abundance of rarely seen wildlife in Russia's Sea of Okhotsk

  • Explore abundant seal and sea lion colonies on the Iony, Yamskie and Tyulenly Islands
  • See the beautifully marked and rare Ribbon seal in the upper regions of the Sea of Okhotsk
  • Witness a spectacular number of seabirds, including the majestic Steller's Sea eagle

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