Exploring Russia’s Far East & Wrangel Island

08/14/2019 through 08/28/2020
08/14/2019 through 09/12/2020
Lindblad Expeditions
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Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island

This fascinating exploration of the remote Siberian coastline promises rich culture and an astounding wealth of wildlife. Meet indigenous artists known for their intricate walrus ivory carvings, take in dramatic bird cliffs teeming with puffins and guillemots, then forge farther north, well above the Arctic Circle to Wrangel Island Reserve. Spend several days in this pristine landscape that’s home to the highest density of ancestral polar bear dens, the world’s largest population of Pacific walrus, and an astonishing variety of plant life. And before this expedition comes to an end witness one more site few get to see—an ancient, mysterious display of whale bones and skulls erected on Yttygran Island.

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Observe majestic polar bears at Wrangel Island Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site dubbed the “polar bear nursery” for the high number of dens found here
  • See gray whales in their northern feeding grounds in the Chukchi and Bering Seas
  • Watch and photograph iconic wildlife such as Pacific walrus, polar bears, puffins and more
  • Visit the evocative site known as Whale Bone Alley on the northern tip of remote Yttygran Island
  • Experience meaningful cultural exchanges across the entire breadth of Beringia

Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage/Nome/Embark
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Day 2 Provideniya, Russian Federation
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Day 3 Cape Dezhnev/Uelen Village
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Day 4 Kolyuchin Island & Kolyuchin Bay
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Day 5-8 Wrangel Island
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Day 9-10 At Sea/Lorino Village
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Day 11 Yttygran Island/Provideniya
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Day 12 At Sea/Crossing the Bering Strait
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Day 13 Nome/Disembark/Anchorage/Home
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