Endeavor to the Russian Far North Endeavor to the Russian Far North

Endeavor to the Russian Far North

Visit some of the most remote areas of the world on our 23-night journey to the Russian Far North.

We begin with 3 nights in Tromso, a beautiful city between fjords, islands and mountains, with a visible past, a fascinating history and a lively, colourful city centre.

On the 16th July we will board Crystal Endeavor to explore the Russian Far North. Exploring in all-suite, all-verandah comfort with a mere 200 guests, Crystal Endeavor is the epitome of luxury expedition. You will be hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers, and team of expedition and destination experts. Prepare for unrivaled discovery.

On our journey we will visit the North Cape before exploring the glacier-covered mountains and remote archipelagos of the Russian High Arctic. On this rare expedition cruise, Search for polar bears and bearded seals in the Kara Sea, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land.

On arrival back into Tromso we will transfer to the airport and fly to Oslo, the oldest of the Scandinavian capitalsIt's history goes back 1000 years, to the time when the first settlements were built at the inlet of the Oslo fjord. We will spend 3 nights exploring this historical and fascinating city before our tour comes to an end.

We hope you can join us on this truly unique and rare itinerary which is limited to just 10 lucky travelers.

Destinations: Arctic, Europe, Northern Europe, Russia

Commencing: Tromso, Norway

Duration: 23 nights

Departure Date: 13 Jul 2023

Pricing: from $45,345

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Highlights

  • Small group limited to only 10 lucky guests
  • Hosted by a Latitude 33 Tour Host 

 

Tromso & Oslo | Scandinavia at its best

  • 3 nights in Tromso at Clarion The Edge Hotel
  • 3 nights in Oslo at the Grand Hotel
  • Day tours in both Tromso and Oslo
  • Welcome dinner in Tromso
  • Farewell dinner in Oslo

 

Crystal Endeavor | Unrivaled Discovery

  • 17 night cruise onboard Crytal's purpose-built luxury Endeavor expedition cruise ship 
  • Unlimited fine wines, premium spirits and champagne
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pre-paid gratuities and concierge services included
  • 1:1 Staff to guest ratio
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine
  • Complimentary waterproof parka
  • Select complimentary excursions
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service

 

 

Full Itinerary

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Thursday 13 Jul 2023

    Tromso, Norway

    Welcome to Tromso!

    On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

    Clarion The Edge

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    Day 02

    Friday 14 Jul 2023

    Tromso, Norway

    Join us today to discover Tromsø's beautiful surroundings on an optional day tour. Start with a cable car ride, then visit Kvaløya (“Whale Island”), where reindeer and elk crossings are often sighted. 

    This evening we will come together for our welcome dinner.

    Clarion The Edge (B/D)

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    Day 03

    Saturday 15 Jul 2023

    Tromso, Norway

    Today is a day at leisure. 

    Long renowned as an important center of science and exploration, Tromsø lies on a forest-covered island in a narrow waterway, hemmed in by steep mountains and connected to the mainland by a bridge. The imaginative Arctic Cathedral, the Polaria Centre and a scenic cable car ride are among its varied attractions.

    Clarion The Edge (B)

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    Day 04

    Sunday 16 Jul 2023

    Tromso, Norway | Embark Endeavor

    At the scheduled time we will transfer to the port to board Crystal Endeavor and start our journey to a region most people do not get to experience.

    Visit the North Cape before exploring the glacier-covered mountains and remote archipelagos of the Russian High Arctic. On this rare expedition cruise, Search for polar bears and bearded seals in the Kara Sea, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 05

    Monday 17 Jul 2023

    Skarsvag/North Cape, Norway

    Bearing the distinction as the world’s northernmost fishing village, Skarsvag is located on the island of Magerøya just eight miles from the North Cape. The geological wonder of Kirkeporten here is a marvel that magnifies the midnight sun, which shines through the several meters-long fissure in the rocky cliff, creating breathtaking views and reflections.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 06

    Tuesday 18 Jul 2023

    Murmansk, Russia

    This city in the far northwest of Russia is built around the pivotal port that it houses, established in 1916 and integral to Soviet efforts in the World Wars. But beyond its "all business" port facade is a playground for outdoor activities of all kinds. Murmansk's population of 300,000 makes it a cultural hub of the region, but the pride of the city is its former military clout. Monuments and museums dedicated to naval history and Arctic research are prominent here, most notably the statue Alyosha that presides over the city.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Wednesday 19 Jul 2023

    Cruising the Barents Sea

    From Crystal Endeavor’s two-story, glass-enclosed Solarium to the only casino on an expedition yacht, enjoy all manner of entertainment day into night.

    The Palm Court is an inviting, contemporary space with expansive forward views where guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea, destination and enrichment presentations and lectures by day, and cocktails, dancing and entertainment by night.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 08

    Thursday 20 Jul 2023

    Novaya Zemlya, Russia

    Explorers have been attempting to transit the Northeast Passage through the High Arctic since the 16th century, having used this steeply accented archipelago as a stopping point. 

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 09

    Friday 21 Jul 2023

    Novaya Zemlya, Russia

    The area is now a preserved Russian Arctic National Park, with restricted access enforced to preserve the ecosystems that comprise polar bears, Arctic foxes, bearded seals, walruses and many species of sea birds.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Saturday 22 Jul 2023

    Novaya Zemlya, Russia

    Explore the terrain of expeditions past and marvel at the expanse of the extreme North during this rare visit.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 11

    Sunday 23 Jul 2023

    Kara Sea Expedition, Russia

    Situated off the north coast of Siberia in between the Kara and Laptev seas, this archipelago holds the distinction of being the last territorial area on Earth to be explored, charted in only 1930-32. Save for visiting scientists at the Prima Arctic base, the only inhabitants here among the glacier-covered mountains, mossy tundra and coastal fjords are birds, lemmings, foxes, reindeer and polar bears; as conditions allow, Zodiac adventures bring the wilderness into focus.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 12

    Monday 24 Jul 2023

    Severnaya Zemlya, Russia

    Truly no man’s land, covered in glacier-carved peaks, vast tundra, dramatic fjords and surrounded by the icy Vilkitsky Strait, this northern Siberian land of four islands was not officially documented until the early 20th century. 

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 13

    Tuesday 25 Jul 2023

    Severnaya Zemlya, Russia

    Prior to its exploration in the early 20th century it was an unknown white space on the map, favored only by birds, lemmings and wolves. Not much has changed in this time, as its extreme terrain and location beckon only the heartiest travelers, rewarding them with magnificent ice domes and vistas.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 14

    Wednesday 26 Jul 2023

    Kara Sea Expedition, Russia

    Midway between the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago and Franz Josef Land in the Kara Sea lies Ushakov Island, covered by an ice cap and ringed by high icy cliffs along its shore. It was the last piece of undiscovered territory in the Soviet Arctic, located in 1935 and named for the polar explorer Georgiy Ushakov. The Kara Sea is part of the Great Arctic State Nature Reserve, established in 1993 and the largest of its kind in Russia. Wildlife includes the polar bear, cod, sharks, salmon and rays.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 15

    Thursday 27 Jul 2023

    Franz Josef Land, Russia

    This archipelago of 192 flat islands is an ideal lookout point across the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean. A home base for Russian military operations in the north since 1932, the islands are still inhabited only by servicemen and women, as well as a few polar bears.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 16

    Friday 28 Jul 2023

    Franz Josef Land, Russia

    Franz Josef Land offers and ideal vantage point for those exploring the pole and beyond, with seas and shores that house the great white bears, bowhead whales, ivory gulls and walruses.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 17

    Saturday 29 Jul 2023

    Franz Josef Land, Russia

    On land, polar bears reign, and colonies of kittiwakes, little auks, and other seabirds claim the scree slopes and cliffs. Offshore, bowhead whales feed in the frigid waters and Atlantic walruses haul out on diminishing sea ice. 

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 18

    Sunday 30 Jul 2023

    Cruising the Barents Sea

    Today is a day of cruising the Barents Sea and a chance to explore this stunning ship and all it has to offer.

    This evening discover unmatched culinary options with flexible, open-seating dining in one of Crystal Endeavor’s six stunning venues.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 19

    Monday 31 Jul 2023

    Cruising the Barents Sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and share your experiences. Enjoy a glass of champagne and look forward to all that is yet to come on this incredible journey. 

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 20

    Tuesday 01 Aug 2023

    Hammerfest, Norway

    While some will argue that there are towns farther north of Hammerfest, the locals here will say those places aren’t large enough to be considered a town! So when you become one of the few to travel just north of 70 degrees latitude, you’ll want to celebrate with membership in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society – the official certificate is only awarded in person. Surrounded by mountains, sandy beaches and impressive coastal landscapes, Hammerfest is also Norway’s oldest city.

    Crystal Endeavor (B/L/D)

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    Day 21

    Wednesday 02 Aug 2023

    Tromso, Norway | Disembark | Oslo, Norway

    This morning we arrive back into Tromso. On disembarking we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Oslo.

    Norway's capital is a hidden gem surprisingly rich in culture – and unusually close to nature.

    Grand Hotel Oslo (B)

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    Day 22

    Thursday 03 Aug 2023

    Oslo, Norway

    Surrounded by mountains and sea, this compact and cultured city has a palpable sense of reinvention. Today we will embark on an optional tour of the city to explore everything it has to offer.

    Grand Hotel Oslo (B)

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    Day 23

    Friday 04 Aug 2023

    Oslo, Norway

    Today is a day at leisure to explore the city further.

    This evening we will come together for our farewell dinner.

    Grand Hotel Oslo (B/D)

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    Day 24

    Saturday 05 Aug 2023

    Oslo, Norway

    At the scheduled time we will transfer to the airport for our onward flight.

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Inclusions

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01 | FLIGHT & TRANSFERS

  • Return airport transfers in Australia*
  • Return International airfares from Australia 
  • All transfers and baggage handling on tour 
  • See flight upgrade options below, subject to availability 
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02 | ACCOMMODATION

 

Clarion The Edge, Tromso (3 nights)

Crystal Endeavor (17 nights)

Grand Hotel, Oslo (3 nights)

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03 | CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR

 

Exploring in all-suite, all-verandah comfort, a mere 200 guests will be hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers, and team of expedition and destination experts. Prepare for unrivaled discovery.

 
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