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Case Western Reserve University | Under the Midnight Sun: Expedition to the Arctic

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Spitsbergen - Samarin Glacier – Calypsobyen -Monaco Glacier - Smeerenburg - Ny-Ålesund

    June 20 – 30, 2022
    Cabin prices start at $6,995, per person, based on double occupancy.
Voyage across the Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise round trip to Copenhagen aboard the Five-Star Le Boréal. Visit during the most enchanting season, when the region is bathed in the magical light of the Midnight Sun. Cruise the shores of secluded Spitsbergen—the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago enjoy expert-led Zodiac excursions through sandstone mountain ranges, verdant tundra and awe‑inspiring ice formations. See glaciers calve in luminous blues and search for Arctic wildlife, including the “King of the Arctic,” the polar bear, whales, walruses and Svalbard reindeer.
Program Inclusions:
  • Onboard expedition team of naturalists, who provide a series of briefings about local wildlife and geology.
  • Exploration by Zodiac landing craft led by the expedition team.
  • Zodiac cruise of the sheltered bay of Burgerbukta, where glacial-blue ice fronts snow-striped cliffs; to the remote Samarin Glacier, a dramatic landscape of incredible sapphire-blue ice; excursion to Calypsobyen, a former coal mining settlement; and an excursion to Camp Millar, once a gold mining base, to look for grazing endemic Svalbard reindeer.
  • Cruise of stunning Woodfjorden, where the Arctic’s contrasts unfold in a dramatic panorama.
  • Cruise to Monaco Glacier, an actively calving ice sheet located within scenic Liefdefjorden.
  • Arctic nature walk along the shore of Raudfjorden.
  • Excursion to historic Smeerenburg, a former whaling station, to look for walruses resting on shore.
  • Explore the world’s northernmost year‑round community at Ny-Ålesund, an international polar research station.
  • Zodiac cruise of spectacular Kongsfjorden, a fertile environment for birds and bearded seals, to stunning King’s Glacier.
  • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise. Complimentary Wi-Fi access

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