Circumnavigating Iceland offers a complete exploration of the land of fire and ice, a viking stronghold with ever-changing culture, wildlife and immaculate scenery. At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is dominated by geology and defined by the sea. On this 10-day itinerary, the Ocean Endeavour will take you to active volcanoes, emerging islands, lava fields, geysers and glaciers. Include the iconic highlights of Lake Myvatn, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the whale capital of Husavik, and the Westman Islands.
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Following the paths of the legendary early Arctic explorers, we journey through the archipelago of islands and channels of Canada’s high Arctic on the expedition ship, Akademik Ioffe. Wildlife is a major draw card, as we venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus
Newfoundland's rugged charm and geographic diversity are best appreciated when visited by ship. This cruise has been perfectly timed for sightings of whales, icebergs and breeding seabirds. Experience Newfoundland's lively culture and dramatic scenery all aboard the newly refurbished Ocean Endeavour.
Revel in the diversity of the Svalbard Island and sail into the kingdom of the polar bear. We explore the coastline, with no open sea crossings, against a backdrop of spectacular glacier covered peaks. We discover deep fjords in the west; mysterious, fossil-rich desert plains in the east; and best of all, seals and whales in the Arctic pack ice. This voyage offers the best chance for seeing reindeer's and polar bears, and features wildflower walks across sweeping tundra, trapper camps and historic sites.
Revel in the diversity of the Svalbard Island and sail into the kingdom of the polar bear. We explore the coastline, with no open sea crossings, against a backdrop of spectacular glacier covered peaks. We discover deep fjords in the west; mysterious, fossil-rich desert plains in the east; and best of all, seals and whales in the Arctic pack ice. This voyage offers the best chance for seeing reindeers and polar bears, and features wildflower walks across sweeping tundra, trapper camps and historic sites.
This voyage offers a complete European Arctic experience: tundra walks amidst reindeer and exquisite dwarf vegetation, zodiac cruises near calving glacier fronts, hikes to breathtaking mountain vistas and warm welcomes into indigenous communities. We may see Reindeer, Arctic Fox, Musk Ox, countless sea and land birds, Walrus, Seals, whales and Polar Bears. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an active adventurer or you’ve come to relax and you can enjoy it aboard the Polar Pioneer, the smallest ship operating in the region.
Certainly one of our most-anticipated voyages each year, the Jewels of the Arctic will change you forever: while cruising the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Iceland and Spitsbergen, keep an eye out for whales, sea ice and countless sea birds. Your days will be jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime moments: we Zodiac cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, revel in gorgeous tundra walks, spot Arctic foxes, musk ox, walrus and polar bears. Greenland’s breathtaking mountainous landscapes will leave you speechless as the voyage goes along!
Follow in the steps of the Vikings on this 12-day voyage from Iceland to Greenland. Cross regions of mountains, glaciers, fjords and icebergs to reach the east coast of Greenland. Villages here offer glimpses of Greenlandic culture, geothermal springs and the ruins of Brattahlid discovered by Erik the Red!
Discover some of the stunning and dramatic islands of the North Atlantic with expedition cruises to Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland or play at some of the world’s top courses on a unique expedition golf cruise. Scotland has a rich tapestry of history, culture and rugged, natural beauty, not to mention some of the world’s best golf. The Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, are some of the more remote, inhabited islands in the world
The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights is guiding our way.
This memorable voyage starts and finishes in Reykjavík, Iceland. Across the Denmark Strait we explore the stunning Scoresby Sund fjord complex in East Greenland. Here we discover unbelievable scenery, historical sites, massive icebergs, a contemporary Inuit village, and of course the mesmerizing northern lights. On our way to Greenland we visit the town of Ísafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Every night on this voyage brings another excellent chance to experience the northern lights in a beautiful setting.
This voyage incorporates the stunning coastal regions of Quebec's North Shore, the Gaspe, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Magdalene Islands and Saint Pierre. Experience some of the best whale watching Canada has to offer, and enjoy fine food and wine whilst taking in the magnificent landscapes.
The complete tour of Scandinavia including the Norwegian Fjords and Glaciers, along with the Scandinavian Capitals. One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through some of the most spectacular and fascinating scenery in the world. The perfect combination of incredible natural beauty – with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains and the pulse of the three capitals of Scandinavia – with their unique characteristic and charm
One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through one of the most spectacular and fascinating scenery in the World - with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains. The fjords of Norway is a highlight of any tour to Norway and this incredible journey will combine the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, with a visit to the foot of one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway: Nigardsbreen glacier which is an arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, the largest glacier in Northern Europe
Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard Ponant's luxurious Le Boreal ship, where you will discover the wonders of the Arctic. Cross the Polar Circle and meet the abundance of exceptional wildlife - polar bears, Arctic foxes, whales, walruses, Svalbard reindeers and more! Visit few of the safest, greenest and cleanest countries like Norway, Iceland, and Greenland and marvel in the unparalleled landscapes that they offer
Embark on a journey where Expedition meets Luxury. There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the Arctic is one such place. Far from the usual cruise itineraries, from Iceland to Spitsbergen, from Greenland to the mythical Northwest Passage via the unspoiled coastlines of the Russian Far East, we invite you to cruise in the wake of the great Explorers who dreamt of one day conquering this remote region
Embark on a luxury cruise aboard Le Soleal for an exclusive and different experience of sea travel. Combining exceptional itineraries and 5-star hotel services, these French-style cruises are designed to offer you excellence. Encounter the people of the far North, Zodiac excursions and exceptional wildlife on your next Ponant expedition cruise
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience, with a range of unique itineraries to choose from
This outstanding voyage explores the the stunning fjords and soaring peaks of Baffin Island before crossing the Davis Strait to witness the glaciated landscapes and colourful fishing villages of western Greenland. The voyage begins in Iqaluit and explores the south east corner of the Baffin island's Monumental Island and the small hamlet of Pangnirtung. Throughout the journey, passengers are constantly on the lookout for wildlife - including a variety of bird and marine life and of course, the icon of the North - the elusive polar bear who roams the ice floe edge
This voyage links numerous historic locations on Canada’s East Coast, including a known Viking settlement, a French-built fortress, several remote mission locations and isolated fishing ports. Journey from the more temperate climate found in the Maritimes, northwards and into the higher Arctic latitudes. Subtle changes to vegetation and wildlife species can be noticed and expert guides will interpret and explain these changes throughout the journey. A particular highlight of our voyage is a visit to Torngat Mountains National Park – home to the highest mountains in Canada