Arctic Islands with the Land of Fire & Ice - cruise & land journey

22 Days
Oslo to Reykjavik
From (AUD)
$ 27,998
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2022 Oslo > Reykjavik

Immerse yourself in the Svalbard Archipelago with its carved glaciers, towering cliffs and pack ice onboard Scenic Eclipse. Marvel at the unique scenery and search for Arctic wildlife, including the elusive polar bear. Greenland’s East Coast is the world’s largest national park and fjord system. You’ll sail past pristine glaciers and thundering waterfalls, before ending your extraordinary voyage in the Land of Fire and Ice. Join an unforgettable exploration of Iceland, known for its captivating art, gourmet delights, and attractive cafes and bars. Visit the northernmost capital of the world and bask in its remarkable remoteness. Home to nearly two-third of Iceland’s population, Reykjavík’s magnetic charm attracts locals and tourists alike. Soak in the dramatic landscapes and soul-soothing tranquility of this glorious nation as you travel to quaint towns and villages that are home to some of nature’s greatest wonders, including the Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, and the wonderfully relaxing Blue Lagoon
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONI2
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Reykjavik

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Oslo, Norway > 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 facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail from Longyearbyen to the wonders that lie in wait. 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

  2. Day 2 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. Your Scenic Eclipse voyage is in a prime time for wildlife spotting and there will be opportunities to spot the dominant predators of the region including the Polar bear. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. 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. There will be the chance to cruise the secluded bays, stunning fjords and sparkling glaciers of this unique and special destination.

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Discover majestic scenery, tundra landscapes, wildlife and marine life, taking you to the place of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    Cruise Arctic waters, enjoying the luxurious features on board Scenic Eclipse, as you head for the world’s largest island, Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - North East Greenland

    North East Greenland is home to Greenlands National Park –the largest in the world at 972,000km2 with less than 40 human in habitats but a magical world of wildlife.

    Discovery

    You’ll enjoy Scenic Discovery excursions exploring by Zodiac, looking for Musk ox, Arctic hare and Eider ducks, or discover old trappers huts on hikes across the tundra. Conditions permitting, there will be a good chance for kayakers to paddle the waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - North East Greenland

    Cruise and explore North East Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Spend two days cruising and exploring Greenland’s magnificent East Coast Fjords, the world’s largest fjord system. Cruise among icebergs and active volcanoes and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, a remote and rarely visited fjord system and featuring some of the most spectacular tundra’s in the region offers countless opportunities for exploration. Together with Kong Oskar Fjord guests, will experience vast stretches of tranquil waters, stunning scenery and a myriad of wildlife spotting opportunities.

    Discovery

    Explore with your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Continue cruising and exploring Greenland’s magnificent East Coast Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Akureyri, Iceland

    Cruise into the harbour of Akureyri, Iceland’s second city which lies at the mouth of a magnificent fjord. Under atmospheric skies, admire the views of Akureyri’s brightly coloured houses set to a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enter the Herring Era Museum to learn about this once-thriving industry, or explore Akureyri and taste local specialties. Alternatively, choose the Laufas Open Air Museum and Godafoss Waterfall or play a round of golf.

    Enrich

    Be greeted in a local church for an exclusive concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Akureyri, Iceland

    Continue to discover Akureyri.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sauðárkrókur

    Arrive in the adjacent fjord of Skagafjörðurfor for a full in day in and around the town of Sauðárkrókur. Here you’ll enjoy more opportunities to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture and the country’s impressive wildlife and nature.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit a farm to see the flowing manes of Icelandic horses and learn of their history, or join a local for a boat ride to the island of Dragney, the remnant of a 700,000-year-old volcano. Alternatively, explore the city of Sauðárkrókur including 1238: The battle of Iceland.

    Discovery

    Hike through the rolling hills to natural geothermal pools where you are able to swim, or raft down the rapids and this region from a new perspective.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

    Weather permitting, sail deep into the dramatic Westfjords Peninsula of Iceland to witness the thundering Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), the largest waterfall in the region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ísafjörður

    Characterised by deep, blue fjords, separated by flat-topped mountains, Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the Westfjords of Iceland. Explore remote Iceland from one of the most stunning towns in the country, with old timber framed houses and architecture that creates the authentic character.  With a wealth of wildlife, keep your eyes open for birds and Arctic foxes on the cliffs, seals on the coast and whales cruising in the surrounding ocean. 

    Freechoice

    Take a fascinating journey through time as you explore Ísafjörður or tour the ecofriendly fishing village of Sudurey to learn about the life of a fisherman and taste local produce. Alternatively, learn of the life and culture while visiting Osvor outdoor exhibition before walking through the maritime and folk museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Reykjavík

    Your Scenic Eclipse cruise ends this morning in the world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavík. Your wondrous journey continues with a two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Reykjavík

    Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, has something for everyone – numerous enlightening museums, gourmet restaurants, creative architecture, and a vibrant nightlife, all wonderfully set within the spellbinding landscape of snow-capped mountains and cerulean seas. On an informative walking tour, you will explore all the hidden jewels the city has to offer. Visit the Hallgrímskirkja Church, the colourful houses of Þingholt, the 930 AD structure of Alþingi Parliament, the Old Harbor, Harpa Concert Hall and the Sólarið Sculpture, all while being entertained by your guide’s creative storytelling.

    Enrich

    Visit a variety of Reykjavík eateries on a culinary exploration, from restaurants to food trucks, and sample a selection of traditional dishes and street food including Icelandic cheese, lamb, homemade ice cream, and the famous Icelandic hot dogs.

    This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Reykjavík > Borgarnes

    After you bid goodbye to the vibrant capital city, make your way to the peaceful farming district and valley of Borgarfjörður, a wonder set amidst mountains and glaciers. Head to Deildartunguhver, one of the world’s largest hot springs. See the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, then experience an ‘Into the Glacier’ adventure. Continue on to Borgarnes for your one night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Borgarnes > Golden Circle

    Your grand adventure along Iceland’s famous Golden Circle begins here. Enjoy local experiences along the way with visits to authentic family run farms. Explore the untouched beauty of Thingvellir National Park, and its history as the original, outdoor site of Iceland’s first parliamentary assembly in 930 AD. View the extraordinary Thingvellir rift, the split that defines the borders of North America and Eurasia. At the Gullfoss Waterfall, marvel at the double-tiered falls and maybe even catch sight of its famous rainbows in the mist. Next, visit the incredible geothermal region of Geysir, known for its hot springs and geysers. Take in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and see Strokkur, a waterspout that shoots to around 98 feet (30 metres) in the air. For the next two nights, you will stay in Ásborgir.

    Optional Helicopter Flight - Soar above Iceland’s snowy glaciers and active volcanic terrain on an optional helicopter flight (additional cost, please book on tour).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Golden Circle

    Continue to explore this magnificent area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Golden Circle > Kirkjubæjarklaustur

    Head south to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, home to some of the world’s most impressive geological formations which were created during a volcanic eruption that occurred between 1783 and 1784 – the largest eruption since the settlement of Iceland. The walking path along the eastern edge of the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon offers stunning views over the plains and glacial brooks below. Eldhraun is a wide lava field that has thick green moss enveloping the jagged and hard edges. The colours are striking with the bright greens of the moss against the smoky hues of lava and the blue skies. Later, check into your hotel, your small and intimate Special Stay hotel for one night, located in one of the most beautiful regions in Southern Iceland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Kirkjubæjarklaustur > Blue Lagoon

    Cross the sandy desert of the south coast to the coastal town of Vík, and stroll along the black sand beach and admire the Reynisdrangar, high basalt columns in the sea. Continue to your hotel, your Special Stay for the night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Blue Lagoon > Reykjavík

    Farewell Iceland as you transfer to Reyjavík airport taking many wonderful memories with you.

    The itinerary on this page is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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