Arctic: Franz Josef Land Explorer, August 2021

I will be the guest photographer on Aurora Expeditions’ Franz Josef Land Explorer voyage on the Greg Mortimer, in August 2021. The 16-day voyage will take us from Murmansk in north-western Russia to Kirkenes in the far north east of Norway.

We’ll be sailing across the Barents Sea to the Russian Arctic National Park to explore the rarely visited islands of Franz Joseph Land and Novaya Zemlya. With 24 hours of daylight everyday we’ll have plenty of time to capture dramatic landscapes (over 85% of Franz Josef Land is glaciated), and watch for iconic wildlife including polar bears on land and on pack ice, whales, walrus and seals.

The voyage departs from Murmansk on August 3 and finishes at Kirkenes on August 18, 2021. For full details, cabin options and pricing visit the Aurora Expeditions website.

For bookings or enquires call +61 2 9252 1033 to speak to an Aurora Expeditions staff member or email:

Please quote the following code: Franz Josef Land Explorer – RI-FJL003G in all communications to ensure you’re included in my photography group.

Aurora currently have a special on their Arctic trips and are offering a saving of up to 20% on Arctic 2021 new voyage itineraries if you book by 30 June 2019, or until sold out.