Fire and Ice in the Arctic
Flight Seattle/Nome + Transfer + Flight Seward/Seattle
17 days / 16 nights
Embark with Ponant aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.
Over 17 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer.
This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of the Arctic: the polar bear.
Le Boréal will then make its way up the Alaska Peninsula, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, each island is a volcano crowned with ice. The Aleutian Islands form a barrier between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, so the marine wildlife here is particularly abundant.
As you sail off Kodiak Island and along the Katmai Peninsula, feast your eyes on the grizzly families and delight in photographing them.
At the end of your cruise, you will disembark in the small city of Seward for your return flight to Seattle.