June 17 – 26, 2025

with Holger Klinck, The John W. Fitzpatrick Director of the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Aboard the 76-cabin National Geographic Resolution

To reserve your space, contact CAU partner, Lindblad Expeditions
Phone: 833-985-1261 |  Email: groups@expeditions.com

(Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the CAU/Cornell group!)

Your adventure awaits

  • Click on "Download the brochure" to access rates, terms, cabin categories, and daily itinerary.

    Starting and ending in Oslo, Norway, sail from Longyearbyen to the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard with CAU, one of the best places on the planet to see polar bears in their native habitat.

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    Archipelago wildlife experience

    You’ll be on the lookout for walrus, reindeer, polar bears, elusive arctic foxes, fur seals, and numerous species of birds. The archipelago offers unique hikes with artful, sculptural arrangements of whale bones on pebbled beaches and the ghostly remains of trapper’s huts.

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    Education vacation

    Explore your fascination with this remote part of the world and learn on location through Cornell scientist Holger Klinck's in-depth lectures featuring multi-dimensional presentations including sound recordings and videos from his extensive travel and research in marine ecosystems and biodiversity.


What will it be like?

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    Your group

    CAU is known for bringing you extraordinary opportunities to learn with Cornell faculty. This expedition is a shared departure with 26 cabins reserved for CAU. Alumni, family, and friends are welcome!

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    The National Geographic Resolution

    With just 76 cabins, the National Geographic Resolution is a fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can.

  • Exceptional onboard comfort

    Purpose-built for polar navigation and designed to navigate polar passages year-round, the National Geographic Resolution can safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort.

Your experience day-by-day

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    Day 1: Oslo Norway

    Arrive in Oslo and transfer to our centrally located hotel. After lunch, our introduction to Norway begins with a tour of Oslo, including a visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian pole explorers such as Nansen and Amundsen. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.
    (Meals included: lunch, dinner)

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    Day 2: Oslo / Longyearbyen / Embark Ship

    Depart Oslo on a charter flight and enjoy breathtaking vistas over icy fjords and the Barents Sea en route to Longyearbyen. On arrival to this Arctic outpost, explore the world’s northernmost settlement, which has morphed from a coal mining hub to a base for exploration and science in recent history. Witness daily life and delve into this history before embarking National Geographic Resolution.
    (Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

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    Day 3 - 8: Exploring Svalbard

    We operate in true expedition style, letting nature dictate our day-to-day movements within an immense Arctic wonderland where the polar bears forage, walrus sun themselves, and the Svalbard reindeer roam. Sail deep into protected bays and fjords, where even a novice kayaker can comfortably paddle surrounded by sparkling bergs and dramatic mountains.
    (Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

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    Day 9: Longyearbyen / Disembark Ship / Oslo

    Disembark in Longyearbyen for one more taste of civilization in this northern frontier. Fly back to Oslo on a private charter flight, enjoy dinner with fellow guests, and overnight at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel.
    (Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

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    Day 10:

    After breakfast, proceed to the airport for the return flight home.
    (Meals included: breakfast)

Travel with Ivy League faculty

  • "Holger was the perfect CAU faculty member with an amazing enthusiasm and depth of knowledge about the area."
    ~CAU Antarctica 2023 participant

    Holger Klinck co-led CAU's massively popular 2024 Expedition to Antarctica. Noted for his  friendly, approachable style, Holger will be featured as the CAU Summer 2024 Week One Keynote Speaker. Click "Holger Klinck" to read more about his research, academic focus, and accomplishments.

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    “Holger is a great lecturer, and we learned a lot about all the various topics about which he spoke. His presentation slides and videos were very well put together and really amplified the learning. Holger had a font of knowledge and was always willing to share. But more than that, Holger was a wonderful traveling companion, always willing to share his knowledge and really became part of our "traveling crew." I'd love to travel with him again!”

    ~CAU Antarctica 2023 participant

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    "I liked very much that Holger was able to give us a sense of how his research was done as well as how the knowledge was/will be used."

    ~CAU Antarctica 2023 participant

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