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Flight Kangerlussuaq-Paris + Transfer
AVG: 11 days | 10 nights
Departure Port : Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur
Arrival Port : Kangerlussuaq
This PONANT itinerary is your chance to embark on an 11-day expedition cruise to Greenland. Aboard Le Boréal, you will enjoy a combination of adventure and discovery in the company of an experienced team of naturalist guides, anthropologists, ornithologists and marine mammal specialists...
From Reykjavik, you will touch the east coast of Greenland at Nansen Harbor, the departure point of the first ever crossing of the ice sheet by the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen. You will be able to disembark and walk along the first foothills of the ice sheet, a gigantic mass of frozen freshwater.
During your cruise and Zodiac® outings, you will have many opportunities to admire an abundant and varied fauna: seals, whales, orcas, not to mention the many species of seabirds.
Your ship will then sail down the narrow Prins Christian Sund passage, which connects the south-east of Greenland to the south-west. Jagged mountains, rocky cliffs, waterfalls and floating ice form a wonderful wild landscape in which frolic colonies of bearded seals.
To the country’s west, you will sail amid the blue icebergs of the Narsaq region, and among the largest icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere in Ilulissat, before reaching the steep cliffs where nest the many birds in the fjord of Eternity.
Flight Paris-Kangerlussuaq + Transfers + Flight Kangerlussuaq-Paris
BBS: 14 days | 13 nights
Departure Port : Kangerlussuaq
Arrival Port : Kangerlussuaq
PONANT invites you to set sail aboard Le Boréal for a memorable 14-day expedition cruise to the discovery of Baffin Bay. You will embark in Kangerlussuaq for an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes.
The first destination is the North-West coast of Greenland which will welcome you with its majestic icebergs, colourful villages encircled by mountains and its basalt formations. This is the ideal opportunity for meeting the local population and learning about Greenland Inuit culture.
The North of Greenland will then reveal its remote villages of peat houses where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live in the middle of the Arctic tundra according to their ancestral traditions. You will also see the remains of ancient Inuit civilisations and will discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.
Departure Port : Nome (Alaska)
Arrival Port : Seward (Anchorage)
Embark with PONANT aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to the heart of the wonders of Arctic Alaska.
Over 15 days, from Nome to Seward, you will have the unique opportunity to sail in the Bering Strait and to discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes and Arctic tundra.
Your ship will first make its way to Alaska’s northernmost lands. After meeting the inhabitants of Point Hope, an Inupiat community heavily marked by the history of whale hunting, you will go in search of sea ice and its myriad icy forms.
Le Boréal will then head south via the Bering Strait and sail along the eastern islands of the Aleutian archipelago, an emerged part of the great Pacific Ring of Fire.
You’ll then reach Kinak Bay for one of the highlights of your cruise. It is situated in the heart of the stunning Katmai National Park and Preserve and there is a strong chance you’ll be able to observe grizzlies, as they reign supreme here.