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Le Commandant Charcot, 16 Night In the ice of the Arctic, from Greenland to Svalbard ex Reykjavik, Iceland to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

16 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland onboard Le Commandant Charcot

Tuesday, 25th June 2024
Le Commandant Charcot
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

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To sail to the lands beyond the Arctic Circle is to push the boundaries of exploration in the wake of those who made discovering the polar regions their life’s mission. With humility, you will set a course for the north-east of Greenland, inaccessible to traditional ships in early summer, before cruising to Svalbard and its untouched landscapes. Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, a marvel of technology, you will be amazed by the opportunities for guided exploration in these remote parts. You will progress through one of the hardest to reach areas in the Far North.

On your journey, the Ammassalik, Blosseville and Ittoqqortoormiit regions reveal mythical places associated with the history of the discovery of the Arctic – places where the names Paul-Emile Victor, Jules de Blosseville and Jean-Baptiste Charcot still resound.

To the north-east of Greenland, you will sail through the drifting ice floes of the North Pole and continue your exploration in the heart of immaculate scenery. The sea ice reveals itself in all its forms. Marvel at the subtle light changes on the ice.

Your route then leads eastward, towards Svalbard. As you progress through this polar landscape, Nordaustlandet (North East Land) will display Europe’s largest ice cap and some of its most majestic fjords. You will cross the frozen expanses of the Hinlopen Strait, where the contours of the glaciers shape the horizon, and you will get up close to monumental basalt cliffs. In the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, classed as an Important Bird Area, the ice-cloaked arid spaces are also home to cetaceans and Svalbard reindeer.

Whether from the exterior decks of your ship, during an outing in an inflatable dinghy or a kayak, or during a hike near blue-tinged icebergs, you will have multiples opportunities to get to know this wild and stunning world a little better.

In extreme conditions, at the end of spring when ice dots the barren landscapes, these remote parts reveal themselves to travellers. Despite the harsh climate and environment, the wildlife thrives here, offering the humble and patient observer the most wonderful of rewards.

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.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
25/06/24 Reykjavik, Iceland 10:00 PM
26/06/24 The Denmark Strait
27/06/24 Ammassalik (Tasiilaq), Greenland
28/06/24 Exploration Of Blosseville Coast
29/06/24 Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
30/06/24 Expedition Northeast Greenland
01/07/24 Expedition Northeast Greenland
02/07/24 Expedition Northeast Greenland
03/07/24 Expedition Northeast Greenland
04/07/24 At sea - -
05/07/24 At sea - -
06/07/24 Seven Islands, Nordaustlandet
07/07/24 Seven Islands, Nordaustlandet
08/07/24 Hinlopen Strait, Spitsbergen
09/07/24 Soraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, Greenland
10/07/24 Hornsund, Spitsbergen
11/07/24 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 7:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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