Explore this extraordinary archipelago in the high Russian Arctic. This remote place is home to many kinds of wildlife.
Franz Josef Land
High up north in the Russian Arctic, sits Franz Josef Land. The world’s most northern archipelago is located about 900 kilometers south from the North Pole. The archipelago is made up of 192 islands comprising more than 16,000 square kilometres.
The polar bears reign this remote place. Colonies of kittiwakes, little auks and other seabirds are claiming the steep cliffs. The marine life is diverse, many bowhead whales are feeding in the icy arctic waters, Atlantic walruses are spotting on drifting blocks of sea ice.
For every nature enthusiast this unique and remote area is worth a visit. Franz Josef land is only reachable by boat and therefore a very unique destinations where only a few people visit each year.