Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the Five-Star L’Austral. Visit in the region’s most enchanting season, when the sun never sets. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago, and enjoy expert-led Zodiac excursions in diverse terrains, where remarkable wildlife—from whales and walruses to Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes—roam freely. Overnight accommodations are included in Paris for the program’s flights to/from Longyearbyen. HOME OF THE POLAR BEAR, “KING OF THE ARCTIC”
Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Jun 9, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
- day 1
Depart the U.S.
- day 2
Arrive in Paris, France
- day 3
Paris / Fly to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway / Embark L’Austral
- day 4
Hornsund for Burgerbukta and Samarin Glacier
- day 5
Bellsund for Calypsobyen and Camp Millar
- day 6
Cruise the Arctic Ice Pack / Polar Bear Search
- day 7
Woodfjorden for Makeoyane/Monaco Glacier
- day 8
Raudfjorden / Smeerenburg
- day 9
Ny-Alesund / Kongsfjorden for King’s Glacier
- day 10
Longyearbyen / Disembark ship/Fly to Paris, France
- day 11
Paris / Return to the U.S.
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