Five Exceptional Reasons to Visit the Arctic


Breathtakingly beautiful and wildly remote, a journey to the Arctic region is one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have.
Polar bears, icy waters and landscapes of transcendent beauty will often spring to mind when we think about the Arctic. However, the true vastness here is one of the most underestimated aspects of Earth’s northernmost region.
 
Centered on the North Pole, the Arctic Circle encompasses a mighty eight nations. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and the USA.
 
With each of these exceptional lands, comes an abundance of sensational experiences that you can discover on a Scenic Eclipse 6-star ultra-luxury Expedition Voyage.
 
Combining innovative design with state-of-the-art technology, Scenic Eclipse will take you to the most unique ports in the Arctic.  Here’s what to expect from your truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury Arctic journey.
 
 
Polar bears, Franz Josef Land
Disko Bay, Greenland

1. Disconnect and Truly Take in the Remoteness 

The Arctic is a truly grand and remote region, with pockets of small communities that show the resilience of humankind. When you take a Scenic flight in our on board helicopters^ over this region, especially in Alaska, you will marvel at small homes that are surrounded by nothing more than ice caps, snow-peaked mountains, and plenty of bears. This a simpler way of life, and your journey will unlock an unrivalled feeling of peacefulness. You truly are at one with nature in the Arctic. 

Helicopter, Norway

2. Marvel at the Scenery that is Spectacular 

Words can never truly describe the true beauty of the Arctic. This is a region where blue icebergs appear to glow in deep dark seas and the fjords will quite simply take your breath away. The fauna and flora alone are majestic, with wildflowers spreading through the most remote of lands. On an Expedition Voyage, your Discovery Leaders unlock the natural wonders of this region.  Each are experts within their field, handpicked to elevate every moment of your journey. It’s more than simply taking a Zodiac through one of the world’s largest fjords, it’s returning to Scenic Eclipse and our leading geologist explaining its importance to this region during an in-depth seminar in the state-of-the-art theatre.
Wildflowers, Greenland

3. Phenomenal Wildlife Watching 

Each of our itineraries have been carefully curated to ensure optimum wildlife viewing in these parts. Scenic Eclipse’s unique design also ensures we can take you to areas others don’t even know about. Look for polar bears roaming through snowscapes that have rarely felt human footfall in Svalbard. Enjoy whale watching from your Zodiac off the coast of Alaska.  Dive deep below with Scenic Neptune, our custom-built submarine^, and explore an underwater world of Greenland and Iceland. From your luxuriously appointed suite, wake to the sound of seabirds neatly nesting on sea cliffs nearby.
 
Puffins, Aberdeen

4. Unlock the Unique Geology of this Region

While the allure for explorers is unquestionable, the Arctic is also a dream destination for would-be geologists. Buried underwater during the last Ice Age, the Arctic offers an insight into the most unique geology of the planet. When the ice melts in the summer, you will marvel at incredible ice shelves. The Greenland Ice Sheet, for example, is the world’s second-largest ice cap and its vast size is truly breathtaking. Take out a Zodiac, stand-up paddleboard, or a kayak from the Scenic Eclipse Marina to get a closer look at these incredible wonders. 
Zodiac, Greenland

5. Enriching History at Every Turn 

While Antarctica was once largely admired from afar, the Arctic has been the playground of many great explorers. To name a few, Robert Peary, Frederick Cook, Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin and Fridtjof Nansen. Listen to their inspiring tales, regaled by the Discovery Team as you explore how they paved the way for mapping throughout the world. The expert-led Discovery Team have been handpicked to share their incredible knowledge, highlights, and insights into the regions we travel. You will be taken to the very heart of these incredible destinations and get a deeper understanding thanks to their outstanding expertise. 
Seydisfjordur, Iceland

To the Very Depths of the Arctic 

Purpose built for Polar regions, Scenic Eclipse’s strengthened hull and Polar Class 6 rating allows guests to safely access the furthest regions of this spectacular continent. This is a true exploration, combining 6-star ultra-luxury with state-of-the-art technology.
 
On a Scenic Eclipse Expedition Voyage, every day is unique. Our Discovery Team are experts within their field, guiding you to the extraordinary by Zodiac, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard. Throughout Canada, Iceland, and Norway, soar above in one of two on board helicopters^ or delve below the ocean on our custom-built submarine^.
 
On board, pure indulgence awaits. Sophisticated spaces to relax, up to 10 dining experiences and nine bars and lounges to indulge. While the tranquil 550m/ 5920ft Senses Spa, PURE: Yoga & Pilates studio and POWER: Gym awaits to help you feel truly rejuvenated.
 
Every detail of your journey will be taken care of by a world-class team, so you can focus on what’s important – exploring the most breathtaking regions in the world and unlocking them with extraordinary Scenic experiences.
 
^Flights on board two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters and Submarine are unable to operate in Svalbard.