Ultimate Arctic

Enjoy the endless summer days, try to spot Polar bears and discover the northernmost islands on this 11 day discovery cruise in the Arctic circle.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 17,495
  • 2019 Oslo > Oslo

    The top of the world

    Polar bears, seals, wolverines, whales and more – revel in the opportunity to encounter the creatures of the north as you head into the High Arctic, cruising the Svalbard archipelago. Experience endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs, vast ice fields and snow-capped mountain ranges.

    Midnight sun, endless icy tundra, Polar bears and walruses – experience the magic of the Arctic, located at the northernmost part of the planet. Take advantage of Scenic Eclipse’s discovery elements and see even more via Zodiac, kayak, snow shoes and submarine^.

    Tour Code:

    101N

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Oslo

    Return City:

    Oslo

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Oslo > Longyearbyen

      Your journey into wonder begins in Norway as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen where the crew will warmly greet you as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxuriously appointed suite, try on your custom designed parka, then head to the internal climate controlled change room to be fitted with your boots. Enjoy the rest of the day to acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening to toast the start of your Arctic voyage during the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

      Please arrive in Oslo by 5am (pre tour accommodation in Oslo recommended)

      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 smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

      Freechoice

      Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, and a submarine^, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.

      Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. 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 one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also 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 things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will 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

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

      Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Longyearbyen > Oslo

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast to fly back to Oslo, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

      Please depart after 8pm (post tour accommodation in Oslo recommended)

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    • Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    • Active discovery experiences – kayaking and snowshoeing*
    • Average of two discovery excursions per day*