The High Arctic lands of the Svalbard archipelago summon awe and adventure like few places on Earth. Journey to 80 degrees north on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the five-star, exclusively chartered Le Boréal. Follow in the footsteps of explorers and scientists as you experience the Arctic’s sublime landscapes at the best time of year, when the region is bathed in the magical light of the midnight sun. Cruise the shores of Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s seldom-visited Svalbard archipelago; survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, verdant tundra, and spectacular ice formations; and enjoy naturalist-led Zodiac excursions in diverse, serene terrains. Keep watch for remarkable wildlife including the “king of the Arctic” — the polar bear — whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, and Arctic terns. Round-trip flights Paris/Longyearbyen included; spend one night in Paris before and after your cruise. Extend your expedition with the Paris pre-program option. (Gohagan & Company) More information coming soon!