North Pole CruiseArctic Ocean Cruise
There are few places that have moved the hearts and minds of explorers more than the North Pole.
The North Pole - The ultimate Arctic adventure
The group of 191 islets is the northernmost of the Eurasian archipelagos and is located entirely within the polar circle. Here you will be exploring the Cape flora and discovering the historical remnants of three unfortunate Antarctic explorations. Alternatively, if weather permits, you can visit isolated sea bird populations while crossing the Zodiac beneath lofty rocks, or take another stunning sight-seeing trip aboard the Victory helo.
There is a crest on this small islet, which can offer a viewpoint for a whale crow, which is known to be pulled out on the islet. The Zodiac cruise to observe faraway walrus is also a way. Benjamin Leigh-Smith's 1881 exploration mission constructed a cabin here, but the crews never had the chance to use it because their vessel was destroyed off the shore.
There is also an old wood cabin in Russia, perhaps even before the Franz Josef Land was officially discovered in 1873. This is the first Arctic research site of the Arctic Ocean, constructed in 1929. Monuments of Georgiy Sedov's hibernation in 1913-14 are erected here, and the ruins of a glacier chalet can also be seen.
The Cambridge Strait is a well-known area for observing arctic furs hunting seal.
Over half a half half-century expeditions here went through the Jackson-Harmsworth-Expledition described in the A Thousand Days in the Arctic at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Here you can find traces of historical importance, among them the remnants of a stonehut, which was used by two men of the Walter Wellman export from 1898-99.
The weather is always a part of this part of the north of the island, which is sometimes inaccessible even to ice-breakers. There is a wide range of plants in this area, which makes it particularly interesting for the botanist. Fridtjof Nansen and Frederick Jackson also lived here during the 1895-96 season, and the remnants of their chalet can be seen.
Impressively high rocky outcrops are home to a large number of sea birds, but the remains of the Walter Wellman 1898-99 exploration can also be found. Featuring a varied scenery, the ideal place to explore on feet, provided that there are no ice bear nearby. The mysterious, round rocky outcrops spread over parts of the isle are of particular interest.
It is a picturesque and small water route between MacKlintok Island and Hall Island in the south of Franz Josef Land. The Rubini Rock is regarded by many as the home of the most spectacular birds in the Franz Josef Land. Because of the depth of the water, boats can approach the cliffs to enjoy magnificent outlooks.
The majority of the island's banks are glacial-fronted, while a large part of the coast is icy. A long tradition of research into the Artic was first discovered during Julius Payer's 1874 outing. Formerly a basis for long-haul flight to the Antarctic, the cove also houses an deserted pole stop.