Arctic Cruises

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The Arctic offers up some of Planet Earth’s most spectacular scenery, with a rich, vibrant cultural history, and amazing wildlife punctuating the incredible lands. Even at the top of the world, Scenic are committed to pushing the boundaries of exploration, taking you further into the Arctic Circle than any other cruise line. With us, you are free to explore parts of the world that, until now, have been untouchable to the ordinary traveller.

Take in the frozen tundra and icy peaks of Svalbard as part of our Ultimate Arctic itinerary, a near-mythic archipelago whose indigenous wildlife outnumbers its human population, and is famed for its majestic remoteness.

Or take to the skies and soar above Greenland’s gorgeous glaciers in our on board helicopter - a Scenic Freechoice exclusive available on our Arctic Adventure itinerary.

A place that has inspired many celebrated poets, intrepid explorers and canny seafarers, soak up the Arctic’s majestic heritage and the region’s beautiful landscapes and go beyond the limits of inspiration to make your own mark at the edge of the Earth. 

Discover the Arctic

Discover - The Svalbard Archipelago

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Head into the deep north on a 2020 - 2021 Arctic cruise and explore the limits of planet Earth. We’ll take care of the equipment and protective gear, all you’ll need is a yearning for incredible sights and a sense of adventure. Explore the Svalbard archipelago with our expert Discovery Team, as part of our Ultimate Arctic itinerary and you’ll witness polar bears, walruses and more as you venture on-land with the Scenic Freechoice program.

Discover - Greenland

colourful houses surrounded by snow next to a body of water seen from a luxury Arctic cruise

Visit the unspoilt wilderness of Greenland and experience nature at its most untamed and spectacular. North East Greenland is a veritable wonderland of wildlife-spotting opportunities. Avian encounters abound with a variety of seabirds including the northern fulmar, migratory Brünnichs guillemot and beautiful snowy owl. Terrestrial giants like polar bears and musk ox also call the world's biggest non-continental island home.  

Explore the magnificent East Coast Fjords, the world's largest fjord system. Pass glistening icebergs and active volcanoes whilst feeling the spray of thundering waterfalls. Enter Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, a remote and rarely visited fjord system that lies within the North East Greenland National Park, and enjoy countless opportunities for exploration. Cruising through King Oscar Fjord you will get the chance to marvel at the geological beauty of the mountains. Head south along the coast of Liverpool Land, on a passage that is dependent on ice conditions, to reach Scoresby Sund, the world’s biggest fjord. Massive glaciers dump into this fjord, the birthplace of the famous big Greenland icebergs. Visit the remote Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresby Town) to learn about their lifestyle in this remote and harsh environment.

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