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Monday,  March 4, 2024 11:07 PM 

Atlas sailing the Arctic this summer, offers charter jet service from JFK

  • Cruises
  •   01-29-2024  1:44 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Atlas sailing the Arctic this summer, offers charter jet service from JFK
World Navigator. (Atlas)
Pax Global Media

Atlas Ocean Voyages will bring two of its yachts to the Arctic for the 2024 summer season.

World Traveller and World Navigator will sail 11 expeditions ranging from 7 to 12 nights, exploring the Arctic region with departures from Tromso, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Reykjavik, and Kangerlussuaq.

Passengers receive inclusive charter jet air service from either New York John F. Kennedy International Airport or Oslo Gardermoen Airport on select expeditions.

Features itineraries

Guests can embark on a seven-night expedition from Tromsø to Longyearbyen departing June 21, 2024, featuring ports along the stunning Norwegian coast, including Hammerfest and Skarsvåg (North Cape), Norway, before culminating in the breathtaking landscapes of Svalbard.

 The most popular Arctic adventure sails nine-nights roundtrip Longyearbyen, Svalbard, where each day unfolds a tapestry of polar landscapes and wildlife encounters. 

Departures on June 28 and July 7, 2024, and an extended 11-night expedition departs on July 16, 2024.

New for 2024 are expeditions visiting Greenland, a first-time offering that allows travellers to explore Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland all in one extraordinary journey.

Clients can choose from expeditions of 9 to 12 nights on Aug 5, Aug 15, Aug 21, Aug 25, Sept 1 and Sept 6, 2024.

There’s also a unique expedition departing from Oslo to Reykjavik on August 10, 2024.

This special journey features the Norwegian coastal ports of Bergen, Stavanger, Flam, Olden, and Alesund before crossing the Norwegian Sea.

Explore Icelandic ports like Seyðisfjörður, Akureyri, Isafjörður, and conclude your adventure in Reykjavik.

Include charter jet service

On expeditions embarking or concluding in Longyearbyen or Kangerlussuaq, guests will enjoy an inclusive charter flight inclusion.

Expeditions departing or ending in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, include charter air flights from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, making it easier for guests to begin or end their expedition.

For World Voyager voyages starting or ending their expedition in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on August 15, 2024, charter air flights from Oslo are also included, while expeditions beginning or ending on September 1, 2024 aboard World Navigator, include charter air flights from New York JFK airport as a special opportunity.

The New York City charter flight to and from Kangerlussuaq is the first for 2024 and is being offered on two voyages departing August 21, 2024, from Reykjavik or September 1, 2024 that begins in Kangerlussuaq.

Cultural immersions

Every Polar Expedition by Atlas 2024 Arctic voyage includes a free cultural Immersion experience, offering guests unique insights into local communities.

Examples include visits to indigenous villages like Ittoqqortoormiit, Paimutt, or Ilulisat in Greenland, where guests can engage with local traditions, taste regional treats, and explore cultural nuances.

In Longyearbyen, guests will enjoy a panoramic drive and a welcome aboard event featuring an insightful talk on local life, complemented by delicacies such as reindeer canapés, coal mine beer, and regional chocolate.

 Adventure activities include free Zodiac sightseeing safaris, allowing for up-close-and-personal experiences with stunning landscapes and wildlife.

There’s landings ashore, where an expedition team guides clients, and for the daring, a polar plunge opportunity.

Each guest also receives a complimentary parka to take home with them.

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