The Arctic in Depth

13 Days
Oslo to Oslo
From (GBP)
£ 9,695
£ 8,990
Dates & Pricing

2020 Oslo > Oslo

Tour Map
Tour Code:
D11N
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Oslo

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Oslo

    Fly from the UK to Oslo, where you’ll start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Oslo > 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 sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail for Isfjorden. Raise your glass to 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: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Svalbard Archipelago

    The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her size, unique technological capabilities and environmental controls, your Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Owing to the extraordinary nature of this region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions. 
    Discovery: Your cruise includes a vast range of tailored Scenic Discovery excursions and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams. Scenic Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whale. 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. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard, and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favourable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be a highlight. There will be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer. Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that while on board, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied including entertaining presentations, documentaries and more. There will also be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue cruising the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Longyearbyen > Oslo

    Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Oslo for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Oslo > UK

    Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, taking away wonderful memories of your adventures with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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