EYOS Announces Expeditions Aboard Refitted Nansen Explorer

EYOS Expeditions will explore the world’s most remote corners aboard the newly-refitted MV Nansen Explorer Yacht in 2022. 

In a new partnership with Nansen Polar Expeditions, super yacht expedition specialists EYOS will offer travellers  the opportunity to book individual cabins or fully charter this stunning yacht an explore the Arctic and Antarctic.

Combining their collective expertise, the two brands will introduce a new expedition yacht experience to the polar regions aboard the newly refitted seven-cabin MV Nansen Explorer. Drawing on EYOS’ decade of experience operating private yacht expeditions to the polar regions, the scheduled departures and charters will take travelers to destinations far removed where most superyachts are sailing.

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Following a multimillion-dollar refit in Spring 2021, MV Nansen Explorer now accommodates just 12 passengers in seven spacious staterooms and suites. Originally designed as an Arctic research vessel, MV Nansen Explorer is an industry first, bridging the gap between a superyacht and an expedition vessel.

EYOS Expeditions will explore the world's most remote corners aboard the newly-refitted MV Nansen Explorer Yacht in 2022. 

With an Ice-1A class hull, the ship can venture deeper into the ice pack, sailing to parts of the polar regions where other yachts rarely reach, including south of the Antarctic Circle.  Passengers will also have access to kayaks, standup paddleboards, diving equipment, and two zodiacs to explore the remote wilderness up close.

The vessel’s modern, Scandinavian-inspired cabins are elegantly appointed with natural materials. Most cabins also feature sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. There is a fully equipped gym and a dining room where a rotating menu of Michelin-star level cuisine is served courtesy of the onboard culinary team.

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Individual cabins may be booked on a series of exciting departures in 2022. These include a 12-day round-trip adventure from Ushuaia in Argentina to Antarctica, departing February 1. This photography-themed expedition is designed to be longer than mostPeninsula sailings, giving ample opportunity to reach both the Weddell Sea in the north, and weather permitting, Marguerite Bay, south of the Antarctic Circle, a destination seldom reached by ships.

EYOS Expeditions will explore the world's most remote corners aboard the newly-refitted MV Nansen Explorer Yacht in 2022. 

Renowned polar photographers Daisy Gilardini and Audun Lie Dahl will be onboard to share tips with guests to help them capture the perfect shots in the field.

Alternatively, the April 24 – May 1 Greenland itinerary, sailing round-trip from Kangerlussuaq, will have a help-ski theme. Guests will travel  to the island of Maniitsoq which, with its peaks rising sharply from the Arctic Ocean, is considered one of the most remote places to heli-ski in the world. With the MV Nansen Explorer equipped with an expansive heli-deck allowing for easy inland exploration, days will be filled with deep powder runs – some stretching more than a mile – on the narrow fjords down to the water’s edge.

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In addition, another return Kangerlussuaq sailing, June 19-26, 2022, will explore the northern coast of Greenland, traveling 150 miles beyond the Arctic Circle to Disko Bay. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the largest icebergs in the world – with some reaching up to 300 feet.

EYOS Expeditions will explore the world's most remote corners aboard the newly-refitted MV Nansen Explorer Yacht in 2022. 

The yacht can be booked for private charters in Antarctica from December 2021 through March 2022 before sailing north to spend April and May in Greenland for heli-skiing experiences. The vessel will be available for West Greenland departures in June and July 2022. In August, she will be available to charter from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic and to the entrance to the Northwest Passage, before returning to Antarctica again in October 2022.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.

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