Arctic Cruising – Voyage Under the Midnight Sun

Arctic Cruising – Voyage Under the Midnight Sun

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DETAILS

Voyage across the Arctic Circle on this 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the Five-Star Le Boréal. Visit when the region is bathed in the magical light of the Midnight Sun. Cruise the shores of Spitsbergen—the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago—and enjoy expert-led Zodiac excursions through sandstone mountain ranges, verdant tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations. See glaciers calve in luminous blues and search for Arctic wildlife, including the “King of the Arctic”—the polar bear—whales, walruses and Svalbard reindeer. Overnight accommodations included in Copenhagen before/after flights round trip Longyearbyen. Copenhagen.

Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!

Pricing from
$6,995

Reserve early & SAVE up to $2,000 per cabin!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022

EXTENSIONS

Copenhagen Pre-Program Option

Enjoy a cruise of Copenhagen’s idyllic canals, where you will see landmarks including the historical Naval Church, the Old Stock Exchange, and view The Sixtus Battery and the Three Crowns Sea Fortress—two among the oldest structures of the Holmen naval complex, and part of the original fortifications of Copenhagen dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Call at Christiansborg to see the palace gardens and courtyards as well as the royal residence of Amalienborg Palace. See the iconic Little Mermaid statue, unveiled in 1913 in tribute to the fairytale by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. Visit the popular Tivoli Gardens and admire the historical architecture, stunning gardens, and twinkling lights that surround the park’s various attractions. Tour the Viking Ship Museum and see five original Skuldelev Viking ships, where you can immerse yourself in the Nordic maritime adventures. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed Roskilde Cathedral, where the Danish royal family has been buried since the Reformation, and an exemplary reference of memorial architecture. Spend two nights in the ideally located, Five-Star Hotel Skt. Petri.

 

Wonders of Norway

Oslo u Fjords u Bergen

by Flåm Mountain Railway and Coastal Ferry

Post-program Option

Immerse yourself in majestic Norwegian landscapes and Scandinavian culture on this unique, five-night journey from Oslo to Bergen. Explore the highlights of vibrant Oslo on a walking tour and learn more about Norwegian exploration with visits to the Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Museum. Revel in the dramatic scenery of Sognefjord on a private cruise into UNESCO World Heritage-designated Nærøyfjord. Travel through pristine fjordlands on the Bergen Line Train and Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, amid the tranquil landscape of snowcapped mountains and alpine lakes. Tour the historical city of Bergen, including Bryggen (the old wharf)—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and visit Troldhaugen, the former home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. Spend one night each in the Five-Star Grand Hotel Oslo and historical Stalheim Hotel, and two nights in the deluxe Radisson Blu Royal Bergen Hotel.

READING LIST

EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS

  • Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck, M.A., is an arts and culture professional with extensive global experience. She is a lecturer, writer, independent researcher and adjunct instructor of art history, and has developed and teaches college and university-level art history courses, including “Arts of the Islamic World” and “Arts of the Ancient World.”  As Founder of Arts and Influences, Barbara developed the successful Food for Thought Lecture and Lunch Series and created a series of in-depth seminars covering a broad range of topics from “Arts of the Medieval World,” and “Arts of China, India and Japan” to “Collectors, Collections, and the Modern Museum.”  As a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for nearly 20 years, Barbara has led tours for educators, specialists and the general public. She has traveled in nearly 40 countries, including five continents and the North Pole, as well as Iran, India, Pakistan and China. Barbara loves helping travelers develop a deeper understanding of our rich artistic and cultural legacy while, at the same time, placing works of art and architecture in their rich historical context.

HEALTH PROTECTION MEASURES

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

96 days or more prior*

95-61 days prior

60-45 days prior

44-0 days prior

FEE

Full refund

50% of program price

75% of program price

100% of program price

*In the event of a cancellation between 45 and 95 days prior to departure, the refund will be by credit, usable on a future Gohagan & Company trip which commences on or before December 31, 2023. In addition, for all bookings, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.

 

TOUR MAP

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ITINERARY

  • day 1

    Depart the U.S.

  • day 2

    Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • day 3

    Copenhagen/Fly to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago/Embark LE BORÉAL

  • day 4

    Hornsund for Burgerbukta/Samarin Glacier

  • day 5

    Bellsund for Calypsobyen/Camp Millar

  • day 6

    Cruising the Arctic Ice Pack

  • day 7

    Måkeøyane, Woodfjorden/Monaco Glacier

  • day 8

    Raudfjorden for Smeerenburg

  • day 9

    Ny-Ålesund/Kongsfjorden for King’s Glacier

  • day 10

    Longyearbyen/Disembark ship/Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark

  • day 11

    Copenhagen/Return to the U.S. or Canada

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