The basic tours

  1. Siberia
  2. Far East, Primorye
  3. Center
  4. South and Povolgie
  5. Northwest
  6. Altai, Khakassia, Tuva
  7. Urals
  8. Polar expeditions
  9. • Wrangel Island
  10. • The Northern Sea Route (Ytygran)
  11. • Whalen (sea trip to the islands of the Chukchi Sea)
  12. • North Pole
  13. • Franz Josef Land (FJL)
  14. • Spitsbergen or Svalbard archipelago
  15. Central Asia
  16. Crimea

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Polar expeditions | Spitsbergen or Svalbard archipelago

Spitsbergen (formerly known as West Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Constituting the westernmost bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea. Spitsbergen covers an area of 39,044 km2 (15,075 sq mi), making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest in the world.

The island has an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other places at the same latitude. The flora benefits from the long period of midnight sun, which compensates for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also supports polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Six national parks protect the largely untouched, yet fragile environment. The island has many glaciers, mountains and fjords.


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Polar expeditions | Spitsbergen or Svalbard archipelago | Summer 2013

Морской круиз вокруг Шпицбергена - Морской круиз вокруг Шпицбергена. Путешествие вокруг Шпицбергена даёт вам возможность увидеть всё разнообразие арктической природы – остроконечные горы и ледники западного Шпицбергена, плато и плоскогорья северной части архипелага, арктические пустыни востока. На протяжении маршрута возможны встречи китов, белых медведей, ...
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