Arctic Explorer

A dramatic island of sweeping contrasts and abundant wildlife

Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star, eco-friendly L’Austral. Visit during the region’s most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun’s ceaseless glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago; see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the enigmatic polar bear, who reigns as king.

Survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations and enjoy Zodiac excursions led by a team of expert naturalists in diverse, serene terrains, where remarkable wildlife—including whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, northern fulmars and Arctic terns—roam freely. The program’s flight to Longyearbyen originates in Paris; spend one night in a downtown Paris hotel before the flight and one night in the deluxe Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Hotel upon return from the Arctic. 

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Trip Name: Arctic Explorer
Date: June 14–24, 2019
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $6,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.

1Depart U.S.
2Paris, France
3Paris/Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway
4Hornsund for Burgerbukta and Samarin Glacier
5Bellsund for Calypsobyen and Camp Millar
6Cruise the Arctic Ice Pack
7Woodfjorden for Makeoyane/Monaco Glacier
9Ny-Alesund/Kongsfjorden for Kings Glacier
10Longyearbyen/Paris, France
11Paris/Return to U.S.

Arctic Explorer itinerary map


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