Northeast Passage - an epic adventure awaits
Voyage through the most remote & remarkable regions of the world.
Russia controls one of the greatest seaways in the world. Within Russia it is known as the Northern Sea Route, while the rest of the world calls it the Northeast Passage. Only a handful of expedition vessels have ever transited this seaway, but recent changes in sea ice conditions mean this historic and fascinating sea route is now accessible. We invite you to be part of the history making expeditions through the Northern Sea Route. These voyages are massive expeditions - usually up to 28 days through a seriously remote part of the world (try google for information or images of some of the locations i.e. New Siberian Islands or the Kara Sea).
See some of the most remote and remarkable regions of the world. You will encounter thick pack ice, unique geological formations and the fascinating cultures of the indigenous peoples of the russian Arctic - and fingers crossed, lots of polar bears!
The Northern Sea Route or NE Passage (across the top of Russia) remains one of the last great passages or voyages in the world that is not readily available or accessible ... very few passenger vessels have ever completed this fascinating and historically and potentially Natural History rich journey .. however with changing climate patterns and a warming political climate we believe that now is the time to do it. With our extensive Russian Experience (over 10 years of offering exceptional cruising opportunities in the Russian far East including Wrangel Island) we have both the knowledge and experience and most importantly the vessel to make this happen .. we are excited about it" Rodney Russ, Heritage Expeditions’ Owner and Founder, and Expedition Leader on board the Northern Sea Route voyages.
Join Rodney & the crew onboard the Akademik Shokalskiy- Arctic Expedition Voyage on an historic journey which explores the history and development of the route and the many islands along the way.