arctic russia wildlife highlights
The coastline from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to up the High Arctic is full of unique wildlife. On land, in the sea and up above, the views from the ships are unforgettable.
Polar bears and their cubs can surround the ship. There is an abundance of bears particularly around Wrangel Island - as it is a large denning area for polar bear and a large number of cubs are born there every year. Trips in 2019 counted over 200 bear sightings.
The sky is constantly moving with the thousands of birds that call Arctic Russia their home. Steller's Sea Eagles, Arctic Puffins, Gulliemot and Shorebirds take flight.