The Geographic North Pole Expedition

    Ponant: Le Commandant Charcot

    DATES: 7/10/2023 - 7/27/2023

    18 Days; 17 Nights

    From $41,760 (double occupancy)

    Heading for 90 degrees North! The North Pole has been a source of inspiration, fascination, and attraction since the dawn of time. This impossible and mythical ‘elsewhere’ begs to be admired. What if Le Commandant Charcot achieved this absolute pinnacle adventure, by enabling you, perhaps, to tread on this virtually unattainable point?

    You will sail at the edges of the Earth, where the landscapes change constantly depending on the ice and the plays of light. Nature reigns supreme here, sheltering abundant wildlife: polar bears, seals or even whales will be your hosts. Your discovery of this silent world, frozen by the cold, will continue as you attempt to reach the Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

    Swept by the winds and the currents, the ice floe is constantly drifting and the master of your ship will have to manoeuvre carefully and with great humility in an attempt to reach the northernmost point of our planet.

    On your return towards splendid Spitsbergen, you will enjoy a few days discovering the most beautiful fjords and glaciers of this island possessing surprising beauty. The icy landscapes of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park, former home to whalers, welcome the emblematic fauna of the Far North: walruses, Arctic foxes and the famous polar bears.


    • Be among the few people in the world to go in search of the Geographic North Pole!
    • Outings and shore visits in a zodiac inflatable or hovercraft* with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
    • The discovery of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park, which is a former home to whalers and the territory that bore witness to the first expeditions towards the North Pole, with its splendid nature and abundant fauna.


    • The discovery of the features of the ice floe.
    • Landscapes: ice floes, jagged mountains, icebergs, ice caps, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, huge glaciers.
    • Wildlife: polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Northern fulmar, ivory gull, seals, whales, sea birds.
    • Many brand-new activities: kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, ice fishing, polar plunge, ice floating, participative science.
    AI Chatbot Avatar