Hooker Island (Arctic Russia)

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Hooker Island cruise port

Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
00:05 16 Nov 2018

Coordinates
80.25923 N, 53.08398 E

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Hooker Island (Ostrov Gukera) is an uninhabited island in central Franz Josef Land (archipelago in Arctic Russia), with land area 460 km2 (178 ml2) and highest elevation point (ice dome Kupol Dzhensona) 576 m / 1890 ft. The island is neighboured by Leigh-Smith Island (east), Scott-Keltie Island (northwest), Eaton Island (west), Newton Island (south), May Island (southwest) and Royal Society Island (northeast).

Hooker Island (Russia)

Cruise ships visitng Hooker Island anchor at Tikhaya Bay - an unglaciated area on the western side. Near the bay (at Rubini Rock, shoreside) can be found a large seabird colony, Hooker Island is often visited by Russian icebreakers.

During an aerial survey, in July 1931, Hooker Island was visited by the German-built (hydrogen-filled) airship Graf Zeppelin. During WW2 (1939-1945), German military personnel was marooned here (1941 through 1945). A remainder is a graveyard and 2 buildings still existing. Tikhaya Bay is a former Soviet polar research base, with a meteorological station operating between 1929-1963.

The island was visited by the cruise ship Silver Explorer during during Silversea ExpeditionsNorthwest Passage cruise in 2019 (Aug 10 - Sept 6).

10 AugDeparting from Nome, Alaska
12 AugInternational Date Line crossing
13 Aug 10:00 - 16:00Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia
14 Aug 14:00 - 18:00Uelen, Chukotka, Russia
15 Aug 15:00 - 20:00Kolyuchin Island, Russia
16-17-18 AugWrangel Island, Arctic Russia
19-20 AugChukotka Peninsula, Russia(Overnight)
21 Aug 05:00 - 12:00Bear Islands, Arctic Russia
22-23-24-25 AugAt Sea
26 Aug 07:00 - 14:00Severnaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia
27 AugAt Sea
28 Aug 06:00 - 13:00Uyedineniya Island, Arctic Russia
29 Aug 07:00 - 12:00Novaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia
30 Aug 14:00 - 21:00Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia
31 AugChamp Island, Russia
31 AugHooker Island, Arctic Russia
01 Sep 05:00 - 11:00Franz Josef Land, Arctic Russia
02 Sep - 03 SepAt Sea
04 Sep 11:00 - 17:00Murmansk, Arctic Russia
05 Sep 14:00 - 19:00Gjesvaerstappan Island, Norway
06 SepArriving in Tromso, Norway

The 26-day itinerary covered a distance of 5780 ml (9300 km),

Port Hooker Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hooker Island, Arctic Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
30 August, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Explorer

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