Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Le Commandant Charcot Northeast Greenland’s Unexplored Sea Ice

Embark a luxury hybrid electric ship to explore northeast Greenland on this 15-day voyage. Cruising from Reykjavik, Iceland, discover the northeast coast of Greenland, one of the most difficult regions to access in the Far North, in a particularly precocious and hostile season, spring, when the ice and snow are still ubiquitous. This particularly remote region is protected by thick pack ice, brought directly from the North Pole by the transpolar current, and the day stretches into infinity. 

In the spring, the solid and powerful sea ice remains in charge of the visitors who venture out to it. It is the perfect time to observe the exceptional Arctic wildlife that it shelters. The polar bear is king here. Perhaps admire, roaming this white desert, a solitary male in search of the ideal hunting or fishing spot, or a mother teaching her cub the secrets of survival. Venture into an extremely remote part of the world, the source of fascination to generations of explorers.

Reach the region of Ittoqqortoormiit, home to a small community of Greenlanders: this will be the occasion to find out about the life of the last hunters in the polar regions. Then head for the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: here, there is no trace of human life, just powerful glaciers and alpine magically colored landscapes as far as the eye can see.

Cruise aboard the sophisticated and sustainability-minded Le Commandant Charcot. This spacious 245-guest hybrid electric ship features French-inspired luxury and a focus on food, wellness, onboard engagement and active programming. Participate in citizen science with Le Commandant Charcot’s onboard research laboratory.

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