From Norway to Chile via New Zealand and Greenland, each hemisphere invites you to explore these majestically captivating landscapes.
Sheer cliffs, enormous waterfalls, pure water in sublime shades of blue and black… The fjords fascinate through their unique harmony, to the point of giving you the intoxicating sensation of being witness to a mirage of nature.
These ancient valleys count amongst the most remarkable jewels of our natural heritage, with the majority recognised as exceptional sites by UNESCO, as is the case with Geiranger Fjord in Norway and that of Fiordland in New Zealand for example.
The Norwegian Fjords with Franz Olivier Giesbert
The Ponant promise
PONANT voyages are designed to be veritable adventures combining the spirit of discovery with refinement. The intimately human-scale size of the ships, each equipped with the latest technology to ensure navigation in a more eco-friendly manner, enable you to venture up as close as possible to the fjords whilst at the same time leaving the ecosystems undisturbed.
the ice age
A borrowing from Norwegian, the five letters of the word fjord – inlet – condense several million years of history over the course of which these valleys were sculpted by successive glaciations. The mystical atmosphere that emanates from them creates an impression of time suspended in a manner perfectly conducive to communion with this enchanting nature.
culture and heritage combined
Each fjord serves as a wonderful gateway to gaining a better understanding of the history of the country in which they lie. Over the centuries, the local populations, such as the famous reindeer-herding Sami people of Norway, have learned to live in harmony with these majestic valleys – unforgettable encounters in prospect.
On each expedition, entering a new fjord reawakens the explorer in us, like an immutable promise of magical moments to come.