Arctic in Depth

12 Days
Oslo to Oslo
From (CAD)
$ 19,645
$ 17,112
Dates & Pricing

2022 Oslo > Oslo

Pure Polar perfection

Whales, wolverines, seabirds and seals, let the creatures of the north introduce themselves as you head into the polar region to cruise the Svalbard Archipelago.
This flexible itinerary allows nature to be your guide for navigating true Arctic wilderness. In the realm of the polar bear you’ll be on the lookout for this elusive beast, while simultaneously experiencing the endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs and snow-capped mountain ranges of Svalbard. Rugged glaciers, spectacular fjords and frozen tundra lie in wait as you explore one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. A true final frontier.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101N
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Oslo

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Oslo, Norway

    Welcome to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.

  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. Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. Towering glaciers, mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and untouched nature will have you feeling you’re the first human to set foot here.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Svalbard Archipelago

    The remote wilderness of Svalbard is known as a polar desert, surrounded by rugged glaciers, frozen tundra and craggy mountain peaks.  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, making the most of the long daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. Your Scenic Eclipse voyage sails in at prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to witness the dominant predators of the region including the majestic polar bear. Marine species in the area include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once nearly hunted to extinction in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. In addition, the surprisingly mild climate makes it the perfect Arctic location for observing a large variety of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, the Arctic fox, and reindeer. Make sure you always keep your binoculars with you. Some of the possible landing sights that you may visit include Ny Ålesund, home to the northernmost post office in the world rich with history, the North East Svalbard Nature Reserve with the highest population of polar bears and walrus, and the North West Spitsbergen National Park, where we can explore magnificent fjords and the enormous Monaco Glacier.    

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and through nature walks. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and native wildlife and marine life, exploring pristine locations.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for  incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator.polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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. Keep your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the apex predator, polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Longyearbyen > Oslo, Norway

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell your crew, disembark and fly to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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