Cross the Legendary Northeast Passage with Scandinavian Highlights

33 Days
Anchorage to Copenhagen
From (CAD)
$ 45,323
Dates & Pricing

2023 Anchorage > Copenhagen

Embark on a truly unique Scenic Eclipse voyage, explore through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcano spires. Spot wildlife such as great numbers of walrus, polar bears, whales and arctic seabird colonies. Walk where the woolly mammoth once roamed and feel the greatness of this untouched corner of the world. With lush forests and fjords, crisp air, charming architecture and an undeniably fashionable edge, the Scandinavian cities have much in common. Journey to Oslo, the capital of Norway nestled amongst the Nordic forests, lakes and green hills of our imaginations. Stockholm’s elegant 57 bridges linking the 14 sophisticated islands that make up the city contrast with Copenhagen’s charming cobblestone streets and brightly coloured foreshore that reveals its humble origins as a fishing port.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OVC3
Duration:
33 days
Departure City:
Anchorage
Return City:
Copenhagen

33 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Anchorage, USA > Nome

    A world of wonder awaits as you step on board your included flight to Nome to join Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise. (please book flights to arrive into Anchorage by 3am)

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cross the International Date Line

    Cruise the Bering Sea and cross the International Date Line on your way to Russia. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a session in one of the fitness spaces or relax in a therapy lounge in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Provideniya, Russia

    Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes and played a large part during WWII. It is also the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cape Dezhnev > Uelen Lagoon

    Cruise Cape Dezhnev, known as the easternmost point of the world. The only inhabitants are polar bears, walruses and whales. This afternoon visit the rocky, remote corner of Russia in Uelen. Now home to primarily Chukchi speaking native Russians, there are burial grounds that suggest that this area was previously a major settlement during 500 BC to 1000 AD. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will be surprised how quickly time passes on board. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Wrangel Island

    Untouched by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Wrangel Island looks just as it did when the woolly mammoth roamed here. Today it is a well-known wildlife refuge, and is home to the world’s largest denning ground for polar bears, the largest population of Pacific walruses, and the only snow goose nesting colony in Asia. There is an ancient biodiversity on the island, giving you a glimpse into the Pleistocene Epoch.

    Discovery

    Join our Discovery Team cruising around pack ice searching for polar bears, ringed seals and walrus, or on land enjoying a kaleidoscope of wildflowers looking for reindeer, arctic fox, musk oxen and woolly mammoth remains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Sail through one of the most remote locations on Earth. This truly unique voyage explores through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcanic spires. Spot wildlife such as large pods of walrus, polar bears, whales and Arctic seabird colonies. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight. 

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Novaya Zemlya

    The largest of the Eurasian Arctic archipelagos, the rarely visited Novaya Zemlya (‘New Land’) is the third-largest wilderness area in Europe. This long, thin region consists of two main islands, Severny (Northern) and Yuzhny (Southern), separated by the imposing Matochkin Strait. Learn about the interesting and unexpected history while admiring the beautiful mountains and glaciers.

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Franz Josef Land

    The world;s northernmost archipelago awaits. Franz Josef Land is comprised of 191 remote islands lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, and covered 85% in ice. Home to approximately five million sea birds, two Arctic giants – the polar bear and the walrus, and visited by a multitude of whales, you will always be on the lookout to experience this amazing wildlife in their natural environment. 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. You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks where possible. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and vibrant wildlife and marine life. 

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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

  21. Day 21 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - At Sea

    Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Enjoy an educational  discussion with your Discovery Team or tempt your palate at one of the dining experiences. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Murmansk

    Back in Murmansk, we may have a chance to discover the city while the ship goes through clearance procedures. Developed into the world’s largest city above the Arctic Circle, Murmansk has had a tough past. Murmansk was heavily damaged during World War II and became an important port for nuclear icebreakers and submarines during the Cold War. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Vardø, Norway

    Vardo is Norway’s easternmost city. It is known as one of the oldest towns in northern Norway, with people living in the Arctic climate for over a thousand years. Feel the wind from all directions as you admire the steep mountainsides of Hornøya, populated with nesting birds, or the southern side of the Varangerfjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Skarsvåg > Cruising Nordkapp

    Skarsvåg is surrounded by the stark beauty of rolling hills, Arctic fjords and abundant birdlife. Known primarily for its proximity to Nordkapp (North Cape), it also claims to be the world’s northernmost fishing village. Later, cruise the looming cliffs of Nordkapp,the end of Europe’s landmass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Tromsø > Oslo

    Bid farewell to your new friends, the crew and the Scenic Eclipse. Transfer to the airport for your onward travels 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Oslo

    From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey 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. You will be able to 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 the Antarctic.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House during a private backstage tour with a specialist guide. Breathe in the beautiful views from the rooftop while enjoying a glass of wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Oslo > Stockholm, Sweden

    Enrich

    Enhance your art knowledge with an art specialist at the Munch Museum. Explore one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, home to over half of Munch’s paintings, including ‘The Scream’

    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

  29. Day 29 - Stockholm

    Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You will discover the City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings; you will also see the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum located on the island of Djurgården, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628.
    This evening, enjoy a highlight dinner at Fem Sma Hus, a mixture of Swedish cuisine with a French touch, in a stunning historical setting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Stockholm > Copenhagen, Denmark

    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 three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  31. Day 31 - 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.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive lunch at d’Angleterre’s.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  32. Day 32 - Copenhagen

    Freechoice

    Take an iconic cruise and see the city’s many attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the impressive Black Diamond Library, and the Little Mermaid while gliding along the canals. Alternatively, visit Tivoli Gardens, including priority access.

    Raise your glass this evening, and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Copenhagen

    Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Cross the Northeast Passage, a unique voyage and legendary route only travelled by few explorers
  • Visit natural sanctuaries, including Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya
  • Kayak, stand-up paddleboard, cruise on Zodiacs and hike with our experienced Discovery Team, learning about the flora, fauna and history of these spectacular destinations

Your all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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