Wild Arctic & Franz Josef

18 Days
Tromso to Tromso
From (CAD)
$ 25,939
Dates & Pricing

2024 Tromso > Tromso

Tour Map
Tour Code:
401N
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Tromso
Return City:
Tromso

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Tromsø, Norway

    Welcome to Norway. Your journey to the Arctic begins in Tromsø where you’ll be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the Captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail for your adventure.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Tromso prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Murmansk, Russian Federation

    We enter Murmansk in Russia for clearance and formalities before crossing the Barents Sea to begin our adventures in Franz Josef Land.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Continue to enjoy your time at leisure. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate at a wine tasting. Alternatively, join a Discovery Team member in the theatre and leave more about the destinations that you will be exploring.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Franz Josef Land

    The worlds northernmost archipelago awaits. Franz Josef Land is comprised of 191 remote islands lying entirely above the Arctic circle, with 85% covered 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.

    Discovery

    While in Franz Josef land you will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks where possible. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, the wildlife and marine life, taking you to the place of your wildest dream.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - Franz Josef Land

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Franz Josef Land

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Franz Josef Land

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Franz Josef Land

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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 seemingly long, thin island actually 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Novaya Zemlya

    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

  13. Day 13 - Novaya Zemlya

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Murmansk

    Back in Murmansk, we may have a chance to discover the city while the ship goes through clearance procedures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vardo, Norway

    Vardo is Norway’s easternmost city. Vardo 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

  17. Day 17 - Skarsva

    The village lies along the northern coast of the island of Magerøya.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Tromsø

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

    Please book your flight to depart out of Tromso after 11:00 AM.

    The itinerary 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

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots

Pricing & Availability