Across the Arctic Circle with Scandinavian Highlights

Over 20 days uncover the best of Scandinavia with a voyage across the Arctic Circle to the Svalbard Archipelago. Visit Copenhagen, Bergen, Stockholm & Oslo.

20 Days
Oslo to Oslo
From (CAD)
$ 23,915
Dates & Pricing

2020 Oslo > Oslo

Scandinavia uncovered

With lush forests and fjords, crisp air, charming architecture and an undeniably fashionable edge, the Scandinavian cities have much in common.
Copenhagen’s brightly coloured foreshore reveals its humble origins as a fishing port, its charming cobblestone streets contrasting with Stockholm’s elegant 57 bridges linking the 14 islands that make up the city. While cosy Oslo is nestled amongst the Nordic forests, lakes and green hills of your imaginations.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONO3
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Oslo

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Oslo

    Welcome to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. Surrounded by forests and fjords, the Norwegian capital is a modern and diverse city.

  2. Day 2 - Oslo

    From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey from their over-populated fjords across Europe, looking for land and trade. Discover their amazing history during your visit to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums honouring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship. Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. Step on board the ship and see how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth, the Arctic and Antarctica. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Oslo > Stockholm

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the trendy Swedish capital, Stockholm. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looking proudly out onto the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.  The graceful architecture, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Stockholm

    With your expert local guide discover City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings. You’ll also see the Riddrholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Stockholm > Copenhagen

    From its humble origins as a fishing village to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire, to its current position as one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history can be discovered in its sumptuous palaces, copper-roofed town houses and atmospheric cobbled squares. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Copenhagen

    Discover the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, an elegant Renaissance castle built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of magnificence, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. You will also get to see the delightful courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

    Freechoice

    Take a cruise through the picturesque canals and see the city’s many iconic attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the remarkable Black Diamond Library, and the Little Mermaid sculpture. Alternatively, visit the spectacular sights of the Tivoli Gardens. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Copenhagen

    Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen and board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the Captain, crew and your Discovery Team this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or even take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise the coast of Norway. There will be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bergen

    Norway’s magnificent second city is set on a beautiful convergence of fjords

    Today choose one of our Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the city’s fascinating quarters and walk across the Bryggen old timber wharf, or ride the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for stunning views. Alternatively, choose to visit the interesting Fantoft Stave Church.

    Discovery

    Join a guide and hike Mount Fløyen or explore Bergen on a bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Vikoyri > Flam

    The largest fjord in Norway, at its deepest Sognefjord plunges to more than 1,300 metres while the mountains straddling it rise to more than 1,700 metres. Discover the villages of Vikoyri and Flåm in the heart of the fjord.

    Freechoice

    Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway for a day of stunning scenery, or you may choose to explore an authentic Viking Village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At Sea

    Cruise the coast of Norway making the most of Scenic Eclipses luxurious features. Enjoy insightful presentations from the Discovery Team, tempt your palate with a wine tasting or relax in the Spa Sanctuary.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Trondheim

    Norway’s Trondheim is a vibrant harbour city filled with colourful warehouses lining the waterways. The well -pedestrianised city centre makes it an ideal city for exploring by foot.

    Today choose one of our Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the town of Trondheim and the Gothic Nidaros Cathedral, or transfer to Trøndelag Folk Museum, an open air museum with more than 80 historical buildings. Or, if you’re feeling musical, visit the Ringve Museum, Norway’s national museum for music and musical instruments and enjoy a local recital.

    Discovery

    Join a guided bike excursion of Trondheim, experiencing the only bike lift in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Gradval (Lofoten Islands)

    Great, craggy islands that touch the sky, picturesque villages and abundant wildlife make the Lofoten Islands a must-see destination. Discover the unexplored coves and bays of this stunning wonderland and marvel as the Captain and crew navigate the narrow mouths and steep ravines of the fjords. In Gradval, delve into Viking history at the Lofotr Viking Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tromso

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle in the lands of the Midnight Sun.

    Today choose one of our Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Join a local for a guided walk of this historic cultural mecca and experience Tromsø’s best view from the top the cable car, or choose to see what is below the seas of Norway with a visit to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium with knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema.

    Discovery

    Enjoy the stunning views and the beautiful Arctic environment on a guided bike excursion of Tromsø.

    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

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Sail far beyond  the Arctic Circle to Norway’s North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe’s Mainland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Lying above the Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundra’s are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions. Cruise past Bear Island, the southernmost island in the archipelago, and picturesque fjords such as Hornsund and Magdalenafjord. Step into a time machine as you visit Pyramiden, an abandoned mine full of Soviet era architecture.

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, the wildlife and marine life, taking you to the place of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Svalbard Archipelago.

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Svalbard Archipelago.

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Longyearbyen > Oslo

    Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo.
    Please book your flight to depart after 8pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 13 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked
  • Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability