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Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic

Ship: L'Austral  
Departure: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Nights: 13 nights
Departs: Reykjavik
Returns: Kangerlussuaq
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
13
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Reykjavik, Iceland Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology. On the waterfront see the open-air history of shipping disasters. In town walk past parliament building, city hall, Tjörnin pond, Höfði House(where Gorbachev and Reagan met in 1986 to end the Cold War), Hallgrímskirkja (the largest church in Iceland), and Laugavegur (the main shopping street) Read more about Reykjavik, Iceland

    2 Friday, July 15, 2022 Reykjavik, Iceland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology. On the waterfront see the open-air history of shipping disasters. In town walk past parliament building, city hall, Tjörnin pond, Höfði House(where Gorbachev and Reagan met in 1986 to end the Cold War), Hallgrímskirkja (the largest church in Iceland), and Laugavegur (the main shopping street) Read more about Reykjavik, Iceland

    3 Saturday, July 16, 2022 At Sea
    4 Sunday, July 17, 2022 Tasiilag, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Tasiilag, Greenland

    Tasiilaq (meaning “the place with a lake”, and known as Ammassalik until 1997) is a town (population 2,000) in SE Greenland, just 106 km below the Arctic Circle, and 760 km due west of Reykjavik in Iceland. It lies on the southeastern coast of Ammassalik Island, lying tightly against the mainland. The research station Sermilik is located 15 km northwest of Tasiilaq on the west coast of the island. Tasiilaq is on the shore of a natural harbour, Tasiilaq Fjord. Read more about Tasiilag, Greenland

    4 Sunday, July 17, 2022 Tasiilag, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Tasiilag, Greenland

    Tasiilaq (meaning “the place with a lake”, and known as Ammassalik until 1997) is a town (population 2,000) in SE Greenland, just 106 km below the Arctic Circle, and 760 km due west of Reykjavik in Iceland. It lies on the southeastern coast of Ammassalik Island, lying tightly against the mainland. The research station Sermilik is located 15 km northwest of Tasiilaq on the west coast of the island. Tasiilaq is on the shore of a natural harbour, Tasiilaq Fjord. Read more about Tasiilag, Greenland

    5 Monday, July 18, 2022 Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

    Southern Skjoldungen Fjord is located in Tunu County, south-eastern Greenland. It is surrounded by astonishing mountains, spectacular glaciers and undisturbed wildlife, a place that the native Inuit call Land of the People. The 66km L-shaped fjord that can be navigated by visiting cruise ships along the southern side of Skjoldungen island. The fjord provides an extensive and close-up look at ice bergs, massive crevasses, ice pillars and some truly awesome views. Read more about Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

    6 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Prince Christian Sound, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

    Located on the southernmost tip of Greenland, the largest island in the world, is Prins Christian Sund (Danish), 500m wide and 100 km long, with mountains either side rising 1000m above sea level. A scenic cruise through this channel is one of the world’s best day-scenes from a cruise ship. It is awe-inspiring, with its rugged beauty of narrow passages, dramatic rock formations, steep fjords, drifting ice floes, and towering glaciers marking the southern tip of the massive Greenland ice field. Passage through this channel may reveal white-beaked dolphins, and four species of whales. Read more about Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

    7 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Hvalso
    7 Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Narsaq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Narsaq, Greenland

    Narsaq is centrally located on a plain in the giant fjord system in Greenland. The area is a great place to sightsee, and is full of abundant wildlife including seals, salmon, trout, and whales, as well as icebergs from the nearby glacier. It is the youngest town in Greenland, founded as late as 1959. The mountain known as Qaqqarsuaq behind the town contains coveted minerals and attracts many rock pickers and others who have an interest in geology. Read more about Narsaq, Greenland

    8 Thursday, July 21, 2022 Ivigtut
    9 Friday, July 22, 2022 Nuuk, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Nuuk, Greenland

    Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland, as well as being the northernmost capital in the world, though 2 degrees south of the Arctic Circle. It’s a place where the old and the new are united in a unique and dynamic way. The missionary Hans Egede founded Nuuk in 1728 as the very first town in Greenland. The natural beauty and wildlife surrounding Nuuk is breath-taking and includes magnificent geology, whales playing in the fjord, reindeer on land, bird watching and much more. Read more about Nuuk, Greenland

    10 Saturday, July 23, 2022 Sisimiut, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately 320 km north of Nuuk, and about 42km inside the Artic Circle (April 2017). It is the administrative center of the region and the second-largest town in Greenland. As the northernmost year-round ice-free port in the country, it is an important shipping hub for outlying settlements. Sisimiut is currently one of the fastest growing towns in Greenland with a population of about 6,000. Read more about Sisimiut, Greenland

    11 Sunday, July 24, 2022 Eqip Sermia, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Eqip Sermia, Greenland

    Eqip Sermia – Eqi Glacier – is located in West Greenland, 70 km north of Ilulissat settlement, and 260 km inside the Arctic Circle. Many visitors view the impressive glacier which has a 3.5 kilometre wide face and is constantly calving icebergs into the sea. The glacier has retreated about three kilometres over the past 100 years. It is possible to get very close to the glacier by boat and watch huge pieces of ice breaking off, though not too close to avoid the resultant small scale tsunamis. Read more about Eqip Sermia, Greenland

    12 Monday, July 25, 2022 Saqqaq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Saqqaq is a village on the Nuussuaq Peninsula in the Quaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland, 380km north of the Arctic Circle (April 2017). The village of fewer than 200 is reached by sea only during summer and autumn. The village name means “the sunny side”, as it faces south. The closest large town is Ilulissat, 93km to the south. Read more about Saqqaq, Greenland

    13 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Itilleq, Greenland 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    14 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Kangerlussuaq (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord) is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality, located at the head of a fjord of the same name, and just inside the Arctic Circle. The town lies between glacial-fed Qinnguata Kuussua river to the SE, fjord to the SW, and hills rising sharply to 400m to the north. Russell Glacier and the Greenland ice sheet lie about 22km further east. The town is situated about 190km inland from Davis Strait, at the head of the longest fjord in western Greenland. Read more about Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

  • Ship

    L'Austral Overview

    L'Austral

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    L’Austral offers itineraries that are impressive. She joined Compagnie du Ponant as a premium vessel in 2011, showing magnificent lines, elegance and furnishings that reflect modern French marine architecture. She is 4-star, “your own private yacht.” With 264 guests and 140 crew, service is personal.

  • Cabins

    L'Austral Cabins

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean

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    Cabin Types

    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 226 sq.ft. superior staterooms located on Deck3. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    SA, PS6, PS5, DS6

    Average Cabin Size – 33.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Size: 484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. balcony. Owner's Suites are decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Amenities: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available • Bathtub or shower • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • DVD, CD and Ipod™ players • Video on demand • Safe • Hairdryer • Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • French bath products • 24hr room service • Internet access wifi • Another Flat screen satellite TV • Large bathtub • Sofa • Table with 4 chairs • Armchair & Pedestal table

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for L'Austral

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    Expedition To The Ice Sheet - With National Geographic

    Cruiseline: Ponant Cruises Ship: L'Austral Departure: Thursday, July 14, 2022 Nights: 13 nights Departs: Reykjavik Returns: Kangerlussuaq

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