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The Northeast Passage 2021

Across Northern Russia
Cruise the Arctic in 2021!
26 Days from 30th August to 24th September 2021
Tromso (Norway) to Nome (Alaska)

From $23,860pp

Sail from Norway to Alaska via the Northeast Passage, the legendary maritime route that is covered by ice for much of the year. Aboard L’Austral, you will navigate the Arctic seas, meandering between the Siberian archipelagos: a voyage in search of little-known lands, rich in countless natural wonders.
Cruising the mythical waters of the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi Seas – experiencing landscapes, wildlife and wilderness that very few have ever seen – this Northeast Passage expedition is truly a unique journey. It is a very special opportunity – rarely have expedition vessels transited this seaway from end to end.

You can be among the privileged few!

Tour Inclusion

All meals while onboard the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation).
Gratuities
Flight from Paris to Tromso with transfers
Flight from Nome to Seattle with transfers
“Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands. List available upon request)
Evening entertainment and events
Unlimited WiFi
Port Charges
Airport Charges

The Arctic’s Mysterious Northeast Passage

Highlights

Cruise the Northeast Passage, the famous maritime corridor along Siberia’s northern coast.
Join outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
Explore the Northern Territories, a real polar desert discovered at the beginning of the 20th century.
Tundra hiking opportunities.
Landscapes: taiga, tundra plains, conifer forests, sea ice, glaciers, icebergs, mountainous landscapes, fjords, vast plains dotted with lakes.
Fauna: polar bears, walruses, seals, marine birds, arctic foxes, lemmings, reindeers.

NORTHEAST PASSAGE with PONANT’S L’AUSTRAL

Inside the Arctic Circle – at the northern extremity of the planet!
26 days – 30th August to 24th September, 2021
Tromso (Norway) to Nome (Alaska) via Arctic Russia

Archipelagos Visited

Franz Josef Land (3 days), New Land (Novaya Zemlya), Northern Land (Severnaya Zemlya), New Siberian Islands (2 days, Stalbovoy & Lyakhovsky Islands), Wrangel Island (3 days, UNESCO listed),
Chukotka (2 days, Ayon & Kalyuchin Islands)

Wildlife

Polar bears, Walrus, Whales (bowhead, beluga, gray), seals,
Reindeer, Arctic foxes, Lemmings, Marine bird life

Arctic Lifestyle

Polar research stations, Indigenous Chukchi people,
Urban Arctic culture of Murmansk, Eskimo culture

An Astounding Experience Awaits…

Urban Areas Visited

Tromso (Norway), Murmansk (Russia), Nome (Alaska, USA)

Seas Traversed

Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea, Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait

Polar Landscapes

Majestic glaciers, the Academy of Sciences glacier, Icebergs, the Servery ice-cap,
Ice floes, Polar deserts, Fjords, Tundra vegetation, Arctic bird life, Rare plant life

Historic Remoteness and Wildlife Haven