Scandinavia, Arctic Islands & Iceland - cruise & land journey

21 Days
Copenhagen to Reykjavik
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$ 31,717
Dates & Pricing

2022 Copenhagen > Reykjavik

You’re invited to lose yourself to the delightful medley of history, culture, modernity, and breathtaking natural beauty of Scandinavia’s three capital cities. Oslo, Norway’s capital city is 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. Embark on your Scenic Eclipse cruise and marvel at the unique scenery and search for Arctic wildlife, including the elusive polar bear. Greenland’s East Coast is the world’s largest national park and fjord system. You’ll sail past pristine glaciers and thundering waterfalls, before ending your extraordinary voyage in the Land of Fire and Ice.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONC2
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Reykjavik

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen

    Welcome to Copenhagen the capital of 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.

  2. Day 2 - 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. Raise your glass this evening, and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive lunch at d’Angleterre’s.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Copenhagen > Stockholm, Sweden:

    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.

    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’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - Stockholm > Oslo, Norway

    Transfer to the airport for your flight 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Oslo > Longyearbyen

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where your Scenic Eclipse crew will warmly greet you as you step on board your ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht. 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

  9. Day 9 - 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 cruises at prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be ample opportunities to spot the dominant predators of the region including the 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 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 you will 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

  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 out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the top predator; the 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 out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the top predator; the polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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 out for the incredible wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, sea birds, whales and the top predator; the polar bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board. With the many choices available to you on board, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or unwind in the Senses Spa as you sail towards Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Cruise and explore Greenland’s magnificent East Coast fjords, the world’s largest fjord system. Cruise among icebergs and active volcanoes and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, a remote and rarely visited fjord system featuring some of the most spectacular tundra’s in the region offers countless opportunities for exploration. Together with Kong Oskar Fjord, guests will experience vast stretches of tranquil waters, stunning scenery and a myriad of wildlife spotting opportunities.

    Discovery

    Weather depending, partake in Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks. Discover majestic scenery, tundra landscapes, and native wildlife and marine life. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Continue cruising the coast of Greenland. 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

  16. Day 16 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Continue cruising the coast of Greenland. 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

  17. Day 17 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Continue cruising the coast of Greenland. 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 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland

    Continue cruising the coast of Greenland. 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 - At Sea

    Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ísafjörður

    Characterised by deep, blue fjords, separated by flat-topped mountains, Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the Westfjords of Iceland. Explore remote Iceland from one of the most stunning towns in the country, with old timber framed houses and architecture that creates the authentic character.  With a wealth of wildlife, keep your eyes open for birds and Arctic foxes on the cliffs, seals on the coast and whales cruising in the surrounding ocean. 

    Freechoice

    Take a fascinating journey through time as you explore Ísafjörður or tour the ecofriendly fishing village of Sudurey to learn about the life of a fisherman and taste local produce. Alternatively, learn of the life and culture while visiting Osvor outdoor exhibition before walking through the maritime and folk museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Reykjavík

    Your cruise ends this morning in the world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavík. Say farewell to your crew, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

    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

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey
  • 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

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
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 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

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