The Geographic North Pole
Get your bearings by heading north to 90 degrees! The most impressive expeditions have been making annual trips to the Arctic in an attempt to reach the North Pole since the 16th century. Dreamers and explorers intrigued by the prospect of reaching the opposite half of the world are drawn to and inspired by this fabled geographic spot.
So what if Le Commandant Charcot made it possible for you to walk on this almost inaccessible pinnacle of adventure?
You will be one of the few to try the journey, 700 km (435 miles) from any land, following in the footsteps of Frederick Cook, Robert Edwin Peary, or Roald Amundsen, who were among the many who fought to attain this difficult goal.
From Spitsbergen, you'll set sail towards the Arctic Ocean and the world's edge, where the ice and the shifting light create ever-changing panoramas. Here, nature rules supreme, providing a safe haven for a variety of unique animals that you may spot along your travels, such as polar bears, seals, and even whales. Continue your quest for the Holy Grail of polar explorers, the North Pole, as you continue your exploration of this lonely, frozen land.
The ice floe is continuously being pushed and pulled by the winds and currents, so the Captain of your ship will have to manoeuvre with great care and humility if he hopes to reach the Arctic Circle.
*please note there is a slight variance in itineraries depending on departure date, please ask us for full details
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Be one of the fortunate few who have explored the Arctic in search of the North Pole! Enjoy the unique experience of sailing through the heart of the ice floe observing ice forms, in the silence and respect of the landscapes deserves.
Explore ice floes, jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, gigantic glaciers and witness whales, polar bears and seals
Le Commandant Charcot is the world’s 1st PC2 luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration ship. Explore remote destinations in complete luxury never before seen in polar exploration.