Across the Arctic Circle

16 Days
Bergen to Oslo
From (GBP)
£ 11,356
Dates & Pricing

2022 Bergen > Oslo

Finding true north

From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, to remote towns and picturesque fishing villages – Norway is a delight to behold, and a breath-taking way to start your journey across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard.
A collection of islands between the mainland and the North Pole, the Svalbard Archipelago is home to immense glaciers and fjords, pristine Arctic tundra and glorious wildlife. This is a true once-in a-life experience, taking you deep into an Arctic wonderland. State-of-the-art safety features allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of. On Scenic Eclipse, we take you deeper and closer than you thought possible with this incredible journey into this majestic region.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D11F
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Bergen
Return City:
Oslo

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Bergen, Norway

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

  2. Day 2 - Bergen

    Start your journey to the Arctic in Bergen where you’ll be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting off on your expedition voyage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vikøyri > Flåm

    Cruise along Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway and you will soon see why it deserves the nickname of ‘King of the Fjords’. At its deepest, Sognefjord plunges more than 1,300 metres while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikøyri before making your way to the village of Flåm in the heart of the fjord.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway for a day of stunning scenery. Alternatively, explore an authentic Viking Village.

    Discovery

    Hike to the Brekkefossen waterfall with a local guide sharing their knowledge and history of the area. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Geiranger

    Situated in the inner Geirangerfjord, Geiranger is one of Norway’s most beautiful sights surrounded by steep mountains on either side of the fjord. It’s listed as one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Take in the magnificent surroundings bedecked with cliffs, mountains and tranquil lakes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Torghatten

    Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten. One of Norway’s best known mountain formations, it’s distinctive natural tunnel through the centre is the subject of several Nordland legend and fairy tales. 

    Discovery

    Set out on a Scenic Discovery excursion by Zodiac, or, if the weather is permitting, explore by Zodiac. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lofoten Islands

    Cruise along the LofotenIslands, with dramatic peaks, sheltered coves and pristine beaches. The archipelago is a visual feast to explore and discover. This rare wilderness offers breath-takingscenery surrounded by majestic mountains, deep fjords,seabird colonies and picturesque fishing villages.Have your morning coffee outside in the Panorama Bar and watch as your expert Captain maneuvers the ship past massive walls of mountains rising from sea.  

    Explore Reine, an authentic Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of about 300. One of the most photographed landscapes in Norway, with granite peaks backdrop and quaint fisherman huts lining the shores of glassy waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lofoten Islands

    Continue your journey around the Lofoten Islands towards Gradval while you enjoy the unique scenery around you. Nestled between jagged peaks and indigo waters with colourful wooden buildings, Gradval is the epitome of traditional picture-perfect Norway. Take a journey back through time with a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum, a museum based on the reconstruction and archaeological excavation of a Viking chieftain’s village. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Tromsø

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits 400km above the Arctic Circle in the land of the Midnight Sun. Surprisingly cosmopolitan for its remote location, during the summer Tromsø is full of locals basking in the sunlight, tucking into fresh seafood on the docks, enjoying a drink at the world’s most northern brewery or taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the local beach.  The starting point for many Arctic expeditions, you will love discovering the unique history of Tromsø.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Experience Tromsø’s highlights before seeing the best view from the top the cable car or choose to visit the Polar Museum, documenting the history of polar exploration and life in the Arctic.

    Discovery

     Venture out on an e-bike tour, discovering the highlights while enjoying the stunning Arctic views.

    Enrich

    As the candlelight's flicker, the elegant Arctic Cathedral is filled with the sounds of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, as well as some wonderfully powerful classical and sacred selections. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relax on board your Discovery Yacht. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa as you cruise beyond the Arctic Circle to Norway’s Nordkapp (North Cape), the northernmost point of Europe’s mainland.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

    The remote wilderness of Svalbard is known as a polar desert, surrounded by rugged glaciers, frozen tundra and craggy mountain peaks.  Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are 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 daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. Your Scenic Eclipse voyage cruises at prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to spot the dominant predators of the region including the polar bear. Marine species in the area include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once hunted almost to extinction in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. In addition, the surprisingly mild climate makes it the perfect Arctic location for a large variety of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, the Arctic fox, and reindeer. S remember to take your binoculars with you. Some of the possible landing sights that you may visit include Ny Ålesund, home to the northernmost post office in the world and full of history, the North East Svalbard Nature Reserve with the highest population of polar bears and walrus, and the North West Spitsbergen National Park, where you will explore magnificent fjords and the enormous Monaco Glacier.   

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks, and discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, the wildlife and marine life. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Keep your eyes out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, the polar bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Keep your eyes out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, the polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Keep your eyes out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, the polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. Keep your eyes out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, the polar bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Longyearbyen > Oslo, Norway

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew, disembark and fly to the Norwegian capital, Oslo for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Oslo > UK

    Bid farewell as you transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

    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

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