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In the ice of the Arctic, from Greenland to Svalbard

Reykjavík - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Dates:
22/06/2023
to  10/07/2023

19
days
18
nights on board
Starting from*
25.600 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Transfer + flight Longyearbyen/Paris


Enjoy an exceptional experience roaming the Far North, as close as possible to the Arctic’s most legendary islands, from majestic Greenland to the immaculate territories of the Svalbard archipelago. During a brand-new 19-day exploration, you will sail into the heart of the ice aboard Le Commandant Charcot, in the footsteps of the great explorers and meeting the Greenlandic Inuit people. Plunge into the history of these remote territories in the relaxed setting of an exceptional ship, during a period of extreme conditions when the ice still envelops the wild and deserted landscape.

Thanks to Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship, you will brave the elements, in a season that is inaccessible to the majority of ships, to reach Greenland and the Scoresby Sound region. In the heart of this hostile yet sublime world of ice, you will navigate in the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was deeply connected to the Inuit land, where vestiges of his passage remain. The sumptuous decor is made up of snow-topped peaks and majestic fjords, icebergs of poetic shapes, and ice as far as the eye can see.

You will then set sail towards the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: here, the trappers’ cabins are lost in the immensity of the magically coloured alpine landscapes and the impressive glaciers. You will go where few have had the chance, to the sites of the Arctic tales written by Jorn Riel. Polar bears and musk oxen live in these distant lands and you may be lucky enough to spot them on the horizon. 

The shores of the Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve will appear progressively on the horizon. This total immersion in the polar desert in search of the sea ice offers the promise of an unforgettable adventure. You will admire Europe’s largest ice cap and the impressive fjords that punctuate this icy landscape.

Your exploration amidst these remote lands continues to the east.  Le Commandant Charcot will attempt to reach the easternmost island of the Svalbard archipelagoKvitoya – the white island –,  entirely covered by the ice cap and overrun by walruses. Before the end of your journey, you will cross the Hinlopen Strait where basalt islets and majestic glaciers hide a rich marine ecosystem.

The polar silence, the encounter with the people of the North, the pristine landscapes of the Arctic, the sudden appearance of a narwhal or a seal in the distance… Everything here will leave you with everlasting memories.

Find out more about the world of Le Commandant Charcot here!

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation, mainly in the fjords, will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the fast ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing programme, outings, activities and observation of fauna cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and ice conditions. The experiences are unique and vary from day to day and for each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the AECO.


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An exploration between the territories of Greenland and Svalbard, to discover the history of the great explorers and Norwegian trappers, in landscapes that are as majestic as they are unexplored. Outings and...


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Choose your stateroom

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m2)

From 25.600 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m2)

From 26.110 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m2)

From 26.610 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m2)

From 27.380 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m2)

From 28.650 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m2)

From 29.660 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m2)

From 38.290 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m2)

From 39.560 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m2)

From 40.830 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m2)

From 43.370 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite
 

(94 m2)

From 59.860 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m2)

From 94.750 €



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For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


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