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The Arctic in Depth

On this 11 day round-trip from Oslo discover the Arctic in Depth. View spectacular peaks, fjords and amazing wildlife encounters including the polar bear.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,145
  • 2020 Oslo > Oslo

    Polar wonderland

    Polar bears, seals, wolverines, whales and more. Let the creatures of the north introduce themselves as you head into the deep north cruising the Svalbard Archipelago. You’ll experience endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs, vast ice fields and snow-capped mountain ranges.

    This exploration of Spitsbergen reveals the diversity of the Svalbard Archipelago and takes you into the realm of the Polar bear. The archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundra waiting to be explored. Discover the coastline against a backdrop of spectacular peaks, fjords and lookout for the wildlife.

    Tour Code:

    101N

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Oslo

    Return City:

    Oslo

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Oslo - Longyearbyen

      Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail for Isfjorden. Raise your glass as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. 

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Svalbard Archipelago

      The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her size, unique technological capabilities and environmental controls, your Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Owing to the extraordinary nature of this region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions. 
      Discovery: Your cruise includes a vast range of tailored Scenic Discovery excursions and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams. Scenic Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whale. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard, and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favourable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be a highlight. There will be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer. Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that while on board, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied including entertaining presentations, documentaries and more. There will also be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Longyearbyen - Oslo

      Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Oslo taking away wonderful memories of your adventures.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Your all-inclusive cruise features:
    • Only 200 guests on board
    • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
    • Butler service for every guest
    • Up to nine on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
    • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
    • 16 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
    • Scenic Discovery excursions
    • Engaging lecture and education program on board
    • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle plus use of special polar boots
    • Internal flights and taxes
    • All tipping and gratuities