Scandinavia & the Northwest Passage - cruise & land journey

28 Days
Oslo to Anchorage
From (AUD)
$ 38,677
Dates & Pricing

2022 Oslo > Anchorage

You’re invited to lose yourself to the delightful medley of history, culture, modernity, and breathtaking natural beauty of Scandinavia’s three capital cities. Oslo, Norway’s capital city is nestled amongst the Nordic forests, lakes and green hills of our imaginations. Stockholm’s elegant 57 bridges linking the 14 sophisticated islands that make up the city contrast with Copenhagen’s charming cobblestone streets and brightly coloured foreshore that reveals its humble origins as a fishing port. And Copenhagen, experience the vibrant city through its idyllic canals and delve into its history through its various celebrated sites. Your journey into wonder continues onboard Scenic Eclipse as you cruise from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to Nome in Alaska, you’ll encounter remote fjords, glaciers, harbours and uninhabited islands that dot the archipelago of Canada’s High Arctic. Marvel at the pristine landscapes that are worlds away from modern civilization
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OGC2
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Anchorage

Selected Itinerary

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Oslo, Norway

    Welcome to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. Surrounded by forests and fjords, the Norwegian capital is a modern and diverse city.

  2. Day 2 - Oslo

    From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey across Europe, looking for land and trade.

    Discover their amazing history during your visit to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums honouring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship. Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. You will be able to step on board the ship and see how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arctic and the Antarctic.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House during a private backstage tour with a specialist guide. Breathe in the beautiful views from the rooftop while enjoying a glass of wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Oslo > Stockholm, Sweden

    Enrich

    Enhance your art knowledge with an art specialist at the Munch Museum. Explore one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, home to over half of Munch’s paintings, including ‘The Scream’

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the trendy Swedish capital, Stockholm. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looking proudly out onto the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.
    The graceful architecture, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Stockholm

    Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You will discover the City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings; you will also see the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum located on the island of Djurgården, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628.
    This evening, enjoy a highlight dinner at Fem Sma Hus, a mixture of Swedish cuisine with a French touch, in a stunning historical setting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Stockholm > Copenhagen, Denmark

    From its humble origins as a fishing village to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire, to its current position as one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history can be discovered in its sumptuous palaces, copper-roofed town houses and atmospheric cobbled squares. Enjoy a three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Copenhagen

    Discover the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, an elegant Renaissance castle built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of magnificence, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. You will also get to see the delightful courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive lunch at d’Angleterre’s.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Copenhagen

    Freechoice

    Take an iconic cruise and see the city’s many attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the impressive Black Diamond Library, and the Little Mermaid while gliding along the canals. Alternatively, visit Tivoli Gardens, including priority access.

    Raise your glass this evening, and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Copenhagen> Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen and continue your journey into wonder as you fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to embark on your ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise. Toast the start of your adventure at tonight’s welcome reception where the Captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sisimiut

    Sisimiut has the reputation of being the adventure hub of Greenland. With a cool, urban character and brightly coloured houses, it is located in the middle of wild territory. Sisimiut was colonised  in 1756, although people have lived here on and off since 2,500 BC. 

    Discovery

    Join our Discovery Team for a hiking or kayaking adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Ilulissat (Disko Bay)

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘iceberg’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs  forming from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, into which one of the world’s fastest moving and most active glaciers calves 46 cubic kilometres of ice annually. Listen for the rumbling sounds in the distance of ice bergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier.

    Discovery

    Take Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiacs to ice formations. Explore by kayaks, hear the ice cracking, and feeding whales blow or step onshore for ion shore exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At Sea

    Spend the day on boar in truly all-inclusive luxury and be amazed by how quickly the time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Pond Inlet, Canada

    On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leaveyou with lasting memories.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Devon Island

    Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on the planet, however it is home to the remnants of the Thule settlement that date back to 1000 AD. This interesting place has been a focus of the research community. With and that remains frozen for almost the entire year, dominated by frost shattered rocks and minimal plants and animals, it is a barren wasteland that has very similar conditions to he planet of Mars. It is also the location of the Haughton impact crater, formed when a meteorite about 2km in diameter crashed into the surface 39 million years ago. Flat top mountains, glacial valleys and a substantial ice caps, Devon Island has a unique and majestic beauty. 

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Beechey Island > Prince Leopold Island

    Beechey Island was the winter camp of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The final resting place of three of Sir John Franklin’s crew, it has served as the base camp for much of the exploration of the Northwest Passage. Prince Leopold Island is home to over 400,000 birds nesting on the small island, with limestone cliffs stretching up to nearly 870 feet tall. 

    Discovery

    Explore Beechey Island with our Discovery Team. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Exciting days lie ahead as you venture into the Northwest Passage, navigating delicately through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, this once impassable route is a place where few are lucky enough to have travelled. From John Cabot to James Cook and Sir John Franklin, many explorers set out to conquer this fabled route and failed. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than these intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings for nature walks and visits to remote communities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Across the Northwest Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Herschel Island

    Sitting on the edge the Beaufort Sea, north of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Herschel Island was first inhabited by the Thule, ancestors of the Inuit. Herschel Island is home to a unique array of arctic plants, animals and sea life, including the largest colony of Black Guillemots in the Western Arctic.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and onshore landings to explore historic structures. Learn about the Thule and Inuit cultures and explore the melting permafrost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - At sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore.  Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - At sea

    Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Enjoy an educational  discussion with your Discovery Team or tempt your palate at one of the dining experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Bering Strait

    Traverse the Chukchi Sea to the Bering Strait. Linking the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, this narrow waterway is only 82 kilometres at its widest point. Alaska and the USA are port side and the Chukotka region in Russia starboard, with the closest point between the two countries, less than seven kilometres.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Bering Strait

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Nome > Anchorage

    Disembark and farewell your crew. Later fly to Anchorage, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 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

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
  • 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

Highlights
  • Sailing along the Northwest Passage is the pinnacle of Arctic exploration, discovering some of the most remote locations and pristine landscapes
  • Kayak, stand-up paddleboard, cruise on Zodiacs and hike with our experienced Discovery Team, learning about the flora, fauna and history of these spectacular destinations
  • Keep watch for magnificent creatures, including walrus, polar bears, beluga whales and musk ox
  • Meet local communities and gain an understanding into the culture and lifestyle

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