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The Geographic North Pole

Push the limits of sailing on this exceptional 15-night expedition fly-cruise to the Geographic North Pole. Immerse yourself in the many wonders and discover the fascinating wildlife.

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15 nights from £26170pp

Discovery Holiday
  • The Geographic North Pole

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To reach this mythical point 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.

Setting sail from Spitzbergen, you will enjoy an unforgettable maritime experience at the heart of sumptuous landscapes that are constantly evolving according to changes in the ice and the light. This itinerary, which lends itself perfectly to the observation of the wildlife, particularly rich at this time of the year, will take you as far as the pack ice. Then you will slowly progress to the heart of this silent world, frozen by the extreme cold, in the direction of the Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

Swept by the winds and the currents, the ice floe is constantly drifting and the master of your ship will have to manœuvre carefully and with great humility in an attempt to reach the northernmost point of our planet.

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The Geographic North Pole Itinerary

Day 1 - Longyearbyen (Norway)

Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breath-taking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

Day 2 - At Sea

The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

Days 3-7 - Ice Floes

Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

Day 8 - The North Pole

Defined by a 90° North latitude, the Geographic North Pole lies on the Earth’s rotational axis, at the intersection of all meridians. Plunged into darkness for six months of the year, then lit by the sun for the following six months, this mythical site, permanently covered in ice and remote from any land, has fascinated generations of explorers. So far, only a very few people have ever reached it: an exploit which is now accessible to you aboard Le Commandant Charcot.

Days 9-13 - Ice Floes

Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

Days 14-15 - At Sea

The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

Day 16 - Longyearbyen (Norway)

Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breath-taking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

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The Geographic North Pole Itinerary

Price Includes

  • Flight Paris/Longyearbyen and Longyearbyen/Paris selected by PONANT according to your booking class.
  • Transfers mentioned in the programme.
  • English-speaking assistance.

Price Does Not Include

  • Personal expenses.
  • Any other service not mentioned in the programme.
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot From: £29660
      Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
      £29660
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot
    • Aug 22nd - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 10th - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot
    • Jul 27th - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot
    • Aug 26th - Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - Sailing on: Le Commandant Charcot

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Map for The Geographic North Pole