Across the Arctic Circle

17 Days
Amsterdam to Oslo
From (GBP)
£ 12,935
£ 11,844
Dates & Pricing

2021 Amsterdam > Oslo

On top of the world

The scenery along Norway’s coastline is nothing short of epic. From the magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, right down to the remote towns and picturesque fishing villages – Norway’s delights are a sight to behold.
And then there’s Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago. Still a part of Norway, but lying roughly halfway between the mainland and the North Pole, this collection of islands is the northernmost inhabited region in the world. Here you’ll witness immense glaciers and fjords, pristine Arctic tundra and glorious wildlife. Including migrating seabirds, walruses and whales… plus the chance to spot the magnificent Polar bear.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D41E
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Oslo

Selected Itinerary

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Amsterdam

    Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and have an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports available on request.                                                  

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Start your journey to the Arctic in Amsterdam where you’ll be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail for your adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or even take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise the North Sea towards Norway. There’ll be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bergen, Norway

    Norway’s magnificent second city is set on a beautiful convergence of fjords and surrounded by mountains. You’ll have time to explore the Bergen’s historic city quarters, taking in the traditional and colourful clapboard houses.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vikoyri > Flam

    Sail along Sognefjord - the largest fjord in Norway. At its deepest Sognefjord plunges to more than 1,300 metres while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikoyri before making your way to the village of Flåm in the heart of the fjord. Famous for the Flåm Railway and its stunning scenery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Alesund

    Straddling several islands, Alesund houses a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture set to the stunning backdrop of the Norwegian Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Torghatten

    Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten. One of Norway’s best known mountain formations, it’s distinctive for a hole going right through it – the subject of Nordland legend and fairy tales.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Gravdal > Trollfjord

    Arrive in Lofoten where great, craggy islands touch the sky, picturesque villages dot the archipelago and wildlife abounds. You’ll sail impressive Trollfjord as you explore this must-see destination.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Tromsø

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle in the lands of the Midnight Sun.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - North Cape

    Head far beyond the Arctic Circle to Norway’s North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe’s mainland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bear Island

    En route to the Svalbard Archipelago is the rarely visited Bear Island. A protected nature reserve, it’s home to dramatic cliffs, huge seabird colonies and a unique collection of fauna and flora.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Svalbard Archipelago

    The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, while Spitsbergen is the largest island. 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. 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.
    You will enjoy daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks to get up close to majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes wildlife and marine life that surrounds you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Longyearbyen > Oslo

    Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Oslo > UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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