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At A Glance

Embark on a 8-Day Arctic Expedition Unveiling the Fjords and Glaciers of Spitsbergen

Join PONANT on an extraordinary 8-day expedition to explore Spitsbergen’s stunning fjords and glaciers. This Arctic cruise offers unforgettable views of pristine landscapes, encounters with polar bears, and the majestic beauty of the Arctic. Departing from Paris to Longyearbyen, embark on a luxurious voyage with all-inclusive activities like hiking and Zodiac tours, ensuring an immersive experience in one of Earth’s most remote regions.

Destination Highlights

Discover the Arctic Majestic – Svalbard’s Polar Bear Paradise

Explore the Wonders of Spitsbergen with Ponant:

  • Visit Longyearbyen: Discover the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, the northernmost capital in the world.
  • Sail to Hornsound: Experience the stunning landscapes of the Hornsund fjord, nestled between glaciers and mountains.
  • Explore Bellsund Fjord: Follow in the footsteps of early explorers and fur traders in the Bellsund fjord.
  • Edge of the Ice Floes: Sail to the edge of the ice floe and embark on a Zodiac excursion to see Arctic birds, seals, and polar bears.
  • Discover Makeøyane & Monaco Glacier: Visit the archipelago of Måkeøyane and the majestic Monaco Glacier, with opportunities to spot bears and whales.
  • Raudfjorden & Smeerenburg: Explore the red sandstone mountains of Raudfjorden and visit the historic Dutch whaling colony of Smeerenburg.
  • Ny-Ålesund & Kongsfjorden: Discover Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town turned scientific base, and explore the scenic Kongsfjorden with its snow-capped mountains and abundant wildlife.
  • Return to Longyearbyen: Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Paris.

 

Cultural and Scenic Highlights:

  • Wildlife Encounters: See polar bears, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and various Arctic birds throughout your journey.
  • Zodiac Outings: Participate in Zodiac outings to explore the ice floes and fjords up close.
  • Majestic Glaciers: Witness the breathtaking beauty of Spitsbergen’s glaciers, including the iconic Monaco Glacier.
  • Historic Sites: Visit historic sites such as the former Dutch whaling colony in Smeerenburg and the scientific base in Ny-Ålesund.
  • Unforgettable Landscapes: Marvel at the untouched landscapes, towering fjords, and majestic mountains of the Arctic.

 

Included in this voyage:

  •  7-nights Accommodation on board Ponant ship
  • 2-way chartered flight on economy class from Paris to Longyearbyen 
  • All-Meals and Beverages on board cruise (including alcoholic beverages)
  • All Air taxes & port charges
  • FREE WIFI and FREE High Quality Parka
  • FREE Boot rental
  • All activities on board cruises and exploration (hiking, zodiac outing)
  • Daily lecture and presentation by our Expedition team, naturalist and experts in the comfortable theatre room

 

Excluded in this voyage:

  • Return international flight KL to Paris
  • Pre & Post accommodation in Paris
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa (if required)
  • Gratuities to cruise and expedition crew