Expeditions - Russia (Russian Far East | Russian Arctic)

For more information on our expeditions, including dates, number of days, itinerary, activities and what to bring, please click on the expedition names below.


Aurora Partnership Program

For many years Aurora Expeditions has worked closely with a select group of expedition companies; those that are closely aligned with the philosophies we hold dear – small groups, big adventures, fantastic itineraries and responsible travel.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for Aurora Expeditions to operate in every destination we would like, we have identified the experts in these regions with whom we have a trusted relationship; thus extending the arms of the Aurora Fold.

The Aurora Partnership Program outlines the experts that we have a long-standing relationship with, whom we continue to work with to offer you trips that embody everything you love about expedition travel to the remote coastlines and regions of our planet.

By formalising the relationship with these travel partners, we can provide new dimensions to our program whilst maintaining a strong synergy with our own fantastic expeditions. By choosing to travel with a company from The Aurora Partnership Program, we are confident you will experience a voyage that meets the expectations of the truly adventurous, whilst maintaining the high standards we expect.

We will be partnering with Heritage Expeditions and Quark Expeditions for our 2014/15 Russian Coast program.

The Russian Coast

A landscape of remote, icy islands, ice-clad volcanoes, and lush green valleys winding through jagged mountain ranges - the remote Russian Coast is a remarkably diverse and inspiring wilderness.

Migratory birds fill the skies, pine and spruce trees sing beneath snow-tinged mountaintops. Remote and wondrous islands that few foreigners have ever seen and a world of pack ice, rich in marine life, polar bears, walrus and spectacular bird cliffs. Uncover the world’s most northern World Heritage Site, Wrangel Island, also home to the planet’s greatest concentration of polar bear dens. The Russian Arctic is an enchanting world, best discovered with an expedition-style Russian cruise.

Our expedition cruises to Far East Russia set sail into the Bering Sea and discover the Chukotka's spectacular, glacier-carved fjords and jagged mountains as well as the historical subarctic Commander Islands, alive with sea lions, fur seals, and otters. Explore the Kamchatka Peninsula by enjoying a Kamchatka tour amongst the ghostly remains of an abandoned military base and be bewildered by its local brown bears. This is the ultimate Kamchatka travel experience. Circle ‘The Ring of Fire’ volcanoes as they blast steam and ash into the sky, and discover geologic wonders of the Kuril Islands, discovering a wilderness beyond compare.

Russia is a destination where our Aurora Partnership Program partner, Heritage Expeditions highlights their passion for exploration and discovery. One of the first companies to operate cruises to Russia and the Russian Far East, Heritage Expeditions understand the challenges of voyages in a region where weather, seas, wildlife, cultural and political sensitivities all come into play.

We continue to ensure that your Russian Arctic and Far East cruises are staffed by premium expedition leaders, naturalists, historians and geologists and our Russian crew are keen to show off their country’s natural beauty – delivering some of the finest expedition cruises in Russia.

An expedition Russia cruise to the remote coast of this historic-clad nation really is an adventure of a lifetime. Join us on our Russian cruises and help unlock the secrets of the remote Russian Coast.

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