Cross the Legendary Northeast Passage

27 Days
Anchorage to Tromso
From (GBP)
£ 21,304
Dates & Pricing

2023 Anchorage > Tromso

Legendary maritime route

Explore a region that is covered in ice for most of the year. Board the Scenic Eclipse to navigate through the remote regions and countless wonders of one of the greatest seaways in the world and venture where very few have been before you. Purpose built for the polar regions with the highest Polar Class of any luxury vessel, Scenic Eclipse is the perfect Discovery Yacht to cross the Northeast Passage.
Embark on a truly unique voyage, explore through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcano spires. Spot wildlife such as great numbers of walrus, polar bears, whales and arctic seabird colonies. Walk where the woolly mammoth once roamed and feel the greatness of this untouched corner of the world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D31V
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Anchorage
Return City:
Tromso

Selected Itinerary

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Anchorage, USA

    Fly from the UK to Anchorage for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Anchorage > Nome

    A world of wonder awaits as you step on board your included flight to Nome to join Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cross the International Date Line

    Cruise the Bering Sea and cross the International Date Line on your way to Russia. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a session in one of the fitness spaces or relax in a therapy lounge in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Provideniya, Russia

    Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes and played a large part during WWII. It is also the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cape Dezhnev > Uelen Lagoon

    Cruise Cape Dezhnev, known as the easternmost point of the world. The only inhabitants are polar bears, walruses and whales. This afternoon visit the rocky, remote corner of Russia in Uelen. Now home to primarily Chukchi speaking native Russians, there are burial grounds that suggest that this area was previously a major settlement during 500 BC to 1000 AD. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will be surprised how quickly time passes on board. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Wrangel Island

    Untouched by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Wrangel Island looks just as it did when the woolly mammoth roamed here. Today it is a well-known wildlife refuge, and is home to the world’s largest denning ground for polar bears, the largest population of Pacific walruses, and the only snow goose nesting colony in Asia. There is an ancient biodiversity on the island, giving you a glimpse into the Pleistocene Epoch.

    Discovery

    Join our Discovery Team cruising around pack ice searching for polar bears, ringed seals and walrus, or on land enjoying a kaleidoscope of wildflowers looking for reindeer, arctic fox, musk oxen and woolly mammoth remains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Sail through one of the most remote locations on Earth. This truly unique voyage explores through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcanic spires. Spot wildlife such as large pods of walrus, polar bears, whales and Arctic seabird colonies. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than 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

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Novaya Zemlya

    The largest of the Eurasian Arctic archipelagos, the rarely visited Novaya Zemlya (‘New Land’) is the third-largest wilderness area in Europe. This long, thin region consists of two main islands, Severny (Northern) and Yuzhny (Southern), separated by the imposing Matochkin Strait. Learn about the interesting and unexpected history while admiring the beautiful mountains and glaciers.

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Franz Josef Land

    The world;s northernmost archipelago awaits. Franz Josef Land is comprised of 191 remote islands lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, and covered 85% in ice. Home to approximately five million sea birds, two Arctic giants – the polar bear and the walrus, and visited by a multitude of whales, you will always be on the lookout to experience this amazing wildlife in their natural environment. 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 your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions. You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks where possible. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and vibrant wildlife and marine life. 

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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

  21. Day 21 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - Murmansk

    Back in Murmansk, we may have a chance to discover the city while the ship goes through clearance procedures. Developed into the world’s largest city above the Arctic Circle, Murmansk has had a tough past. Murmansk was heavily damaged during World War II and became an important port for nuclear icebreakers and submarines during the Cold War. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Vardø, Norway

    Vardo is Norway’s easternmost city. It is known as one of the oldest towns in northern Norway, with people living in the Arctic climate for over a thousand years. Feel the wind from all directions as you admire the steep mountainsides of Hornøya, populated with nesting birds, or the southern side of the Varangerfjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Skarsvåg > Cruising Nordkapp

    Skarsvåg is surrounded by the stark beauty of rolling hills, Arctic fjords and abundant birdlife. Known primarily for its proximity to Nordkapp (North Cape), it also claims to be the world’s northernmost fishing village. Later, cruise the looming cliffs of Nordkapp,the end of Europe’s landmass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Tromsø > UK

    Bid farewell to your new friends, the crew and the Scenic Eclipse. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the UK.

    The itinerary 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

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