Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen

04/10/2019 through 06/15/2020
04/10/2019 through 06/25/2020

Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen

PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.

You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago.

Over these expedition at sea aboard L'Austral, in the company of our specialist teams, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30°C in winter.

This journey will take you on the trail of walruses, as well as the traces of the polar bear, the lord of the Arctic, which you will be able to admire in its natural environment.

Then you will sail to the Svalbard archipelago, and the last islands before the North Pole, where you will discover that unique feeling of having reached the top of the world. During this unforgettable expedition, our ship will sail to latitudes of 80° north.

Subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Day 1 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Day 2 Hornsund
Day 3 Bellsund, Spitsbergen
Day 4 Sailing Toward The Ice Floes
Day 5 Makeoyane, Spitsbergen
Day 5 Monaco Glacier, Spitsbergen
Day 6 Raudfjorden, Spitsbergen
Day 6 Smeerenburg, Spitsbergen
Day 7 Ny-Alesund
Day 7 Kongsfjorden (King Bay), Spits
Day 8 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

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