Arctic Cruises

Arctic Cruises - Journey to the top of the world

From the majestic fjords of Norway, the Arctic Islands of Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland to the epic Northwest Passage, a cruise to the Arctic is a rare opportunity to escape into the immensity of this vast wilderness.

On our Arctic cruises you’ll discover a place that has inspired great poets, intrepid explorers and canny seafarers. Perhaps after your first glimpse of the Northern Lights you too might feel inspired to explore beyond the horizon.

Scenic Eclipse has been designed to take you to places other ships can’t dock. Cruise through labyrinthine fjords and into tiny harbours and discover a host of Arctic and Norwegian treasures that only Scenic can take you to.

Take a helicopter flight over the stunning Lofoten Islands, seek out the wildness of Bear Island on a kayak or watch in awe from your Zodiac or submarine as our Arctic cruises introduce you to the great Polar bear.


Iceberg, Greenland

The Arctic, Northwest Passage  & Greenland

Set sail for the far North and join the ranks of intrepid explorers on an epic journey along the legendary Northwest Passage. Explore the remote Canadian High Arctic and the lands of the Midnight Sun. Experience wonders on a colossal scale in Greenland, the world’s largest island, and cruise among enormous icebergs, mountains and fjords.

Midnight sun, Greeland

Arctic Circle & Norwegian Fjords 

Cruise to the top of the world and let your soul fly free. Witness the Midnight Sun, endless icy tundras and explore the network of World-Heritage listed fjords. Learn about the rich history of the Vikings and explore many of the unique communities that live in this beautiful and remote part of the world

Polar Bears

Arctic Islands

Fjords, islands, icecaps and volcanoes, the natural world is utterly and mesmerisingly present as you cruise through the sheltered waterways and magnificent fjords of the Arctic Islands  -  the Svalbard Archipelago, Greenland and Iceland. Witness endless icy tundras and be on the lookout for wildlife, marine life and seabirds. 


The Baltics

The nations that surround the Baltic Sea are diverse and fiercely proud, each with a strong and distinct culture. From the small countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to the majesty of Russia’s St. Petersburg, and the cosmopolitan cities and pristine landscapes of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, to the coastlines of northern Germany and Poland, the Baltics will be a delight to 

Scenic Eclipse Destination: Arctic Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

polar bear on ice

Excursions and experiences

What kinds of shore excursions will you experience on our Arctic Cruises?

Your time on Scenic Eclipse includes plenty of shore excursions each day throughout the Arctic and the region. Experiences, lectures and activities have been carefully planned to reveal the beauty and culture of these destinations. With a dedicated Discovery Team on every Scenic Eclipse Arctic cruise, we’ll ensure you discover even more. Venture even further with our helicopters and submarines.

Marvel at the rich Arctic wildlife in your search for Polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, reindeer and Arctic foxes, visit the world’s largest national park in North East Greenland and paddle a kayak around ice floes. Learn the volcanic history of Heimaey, visit Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most remote communities in the western hemisphere and be welcomed into the community by the friendly locals of Rose Blanche.

Submarine and helicopters

You’ll see so much more of the world during our Arctic cruises on Scenic Eclipse thanks to our two helicopters and submarine.

Providing you with incredible excursions both high in the sky and deep below the currents, you’ll soon find yourself falling in love with the top of the world.

Discover Arctic wildlife under the ice, fly above glaciers and volcanoes. With our Arctic cruises, there’s a big, beautiful world just waiting to be discovered.

Scenic Eclipse Helicopter

Shore Excursions


During your Iceland tour, learn the history of Heimaey. Sail past the cliffs surrounding the harbour nearly list in the volcanic eruption, passing bird colonies with millions of inhabitants. Westman Islands have one of the largest varieties of sea bird species in Iceland, including puffin colonies estimated to be around 6 to 8 million puffins, and one of the worlds largest gannet and guillemot colonies.


Board the Flåm railway, which is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys in the world. You will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature the Norwegian fjord landscape has to offer.


The remote wilderness of Svalbard is known as a polar desert, surrounded by rugged glaciers, frozen tundra’s and craggy mountain peaks. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Partake in Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, the wildlife and marine life, taking you to the place of your wildest dreams.

Scenic Eclipse Zodiac

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Arctic cruises

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