Ultimate Arctic & Fjords

This 25 day cruise from will take you to the Arctic to spot Polar Bears as well as exploring the amazing Fjords of Norway.

25 Days
Oslo to Bergen
From (GBP)
£ 16,995
Dates & Pricing

2019 Oslo > Bergen

Tour Map
Tour Code:
D12N
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Bergen

Selected Itinerary

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Oslo

    Fly from the UK to Oslo for your one-night stay. Regional airports available on application.

  2. Day 2 - Oslo > Longyearbyen

    Your journey into wonder begins in Norway as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxuriously appointed suite, try on your custom designed parka, then head to the internal climate controlled change room to be fitted with your boots. Enjoy the rest of the day as you acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your Arctic voyage at a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    Meals Included: 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 smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

    Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.

    Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. 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 one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also 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 things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will 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

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise through the high Arctic and enjoy daily lectures by the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Longyearbyen

    Spend time at your leisure exploring this small capital of the north where it’s not unusual to encounter reindeers walking the streets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bear Island

    Glacier-carved peaks rise steeply from the water as we sight Bjørnøya or Bear Island and signal our arrival to the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Hammerfest

    Spend the day relaxing or take a cooking class in Scenic Epicure. Arrive late afternoon to quirky Hammerfest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Hammerfest

    Learn about the history of the town and visit the Museum of Reconstruction.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Tromsø

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, the island of Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle. Discover the city and enter the Polar Museum.

    Ride the cable car to Fløya Mountain for a guided walk and panoramic views or visit the Museum of Tromsø or take an e-bike adventure.

    Be treated to a private concert in the Arctic Cathedral of Tromsø.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Borg > Svolvaer

    This morning discover the tiny hamlet of Borg, home to a Viking chieftan over 1,000 years ago, and enter the Lofotr Viking Museum to see how the ‘Raiders of the North’ lived.
    This afternoon arrive at the small port of Svolvaer.

    Explore the pretty town of Henningsvaer or visit Svolvaer and the Magic Ice Bar, or choose a discovery excursion.

    Enjoy plenty of time tonight to discover this charming port at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Lofoten Islands

    Great, craggy islands that touch the sky, picturesque villages and abundant wildlife make the Lofoten Islands a must-see destination. Discover the hidden secrets and unexplored coves and bays of this stunning wonderland on our Discovery Yacht. Marvel at the Captain and crew navigating the narrow mouths and steep ravines of the fjords.

    Take a Zodiac or kayak adventure to discover the bird and marine life of Roest Island or take a guided hike across the island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Brønnøysund

    A day of cruising and adventure beckons as we sail past the granite mountain of Torghatten, into Brønnøysund.

    Choose a discovery excursion to explore the local area or go on a fishing adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Trondheim

    The pretty centre of Trondheim houses well-preserved wooden architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

    Explore the historic centre and enter Nidaros Cathedral or visit the delightful Ringve museum. For cultural insights choose Trøndelag Open-air museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Geiranger Fjord

    A day of stunning scenery awaits as we cruise World Heritage-listed Geiranger Fjord, unspoilt and rare in its pristine beauty. Explore this 20 kilometre emerald-green wonder up close and discover the Seven Sisters, The Suitor, and The Bridal Veil falls. At the old Viking port of Hellesylt ride the cable car to the top of Stranda Mountain for panoramic views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Ålesund

    Straddling several islands stretching out into the ocean, Ålesund houses a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture set amidst stunning scenery.

    Discover Ålesund on a walking tour to the top of Mount Aksla or explore the communities of Giske and Godoya islands. Alternatively Sunmore Open Air Museum will introduce you to the traditions of the region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Sognefjorden

    The largest fjord in Norway, at its deepest Sognefjorden plunges to more than 1,300 metres while the mountains straddling it rise to more than 1,700 metres.

    Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway or enter an authentic Viking Village. Alternatively explore the labyrinth of caves at Gudvagen or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Bergen > UK

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark taking away memories of a lifetime. Transfer to Bergen airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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