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The best time to go to Arctic Russia

The best time to visit Arctic Russia is in the summer months, with most of our expeditions taking place between July and September. The sea ice recedes during this period and allows ships to explore the area more freely. 

This time is also best for spotting wildlife. With the sea ice melting, ships can get closer to the shoreline and ice floes with a better chance of seeing polar bears and seals. The Midnight Sun, resulting in constant daylight, maximizes sightings and visibility of seabirds throughout the Arctic Russia skies. Many of our chosen expeditions operate during these months to maximise wildlife and polar bear sightings.


Russian High Arctic

Your Next Steps

View our Arctic Russia safaris, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to Arctic Russia. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.