Across the Arctic Circle & Scandinavia - cruise & land journey

21 Days
Bergen to Copenhagen
From (CAD)
$ 24,809
Dates & Pricing

2022 Bergen > Copenhagen

Your journey across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard, provides a breathtaking way to start your cruise journey. A collection of islands between the mainland and the North Pole, the Svalbard Archipelago is home to immense glaciers and fjords, pristine Arctic tundra, and glorious wildlife. This is a once-in a-life experience, taking you deep into an Arctic wonderland. Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art safety features, allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of. Scenic Eclipse, takes you deeper and closer to destinations than you thought possible with this incredible journey into this majestic region. Disembark Scenic Eclipse and lose yourself in the delightful medley of history, culture, modernity, and breathtaking natural beauty of Scandinavia’s three capital cities. Oslo, the capital of Norway 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. In Copenhagen, experience the vibrant city through its idyllic canals and delve into its history through its various celebrated sites.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OFC1
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Bergen
Return City:
Copenhagen

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bergen, Norway

    Start your journey to the Arctic in Bergen where you’ll be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting off on your expedition voyage.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vikøyri > Flåm

    Cruise along Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway and you will soon see why it deserves the nickname of ‘King of the Fjords’. At its deepest, Sognefjord plunges more than 1,300 metres while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikøyri before making your way to the village of Flåm in the heart of the fjord.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway for a day of stunning scenery. Alternatively, explore an authentic Viking Village.

    Discovery

    Hike to the Brekkefossen waterfall with a local guide sharing their knowledge and history of the area. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Geiranger

    Situated in the inner Geirangerfjord, Geiranger is one of Norway’s most beautiful sights surrounded by steep mountains on either side of the fjord. It’s listed as one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Take in the magnificent surroundings bedecked with cliffs, mountains and tranquil lakes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Torghatten

    Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten. One of Norway’s best known mountain formations, it’s distinctive natural tunnel through the centre is the subject of several Nordland legend and fairy tales. 

    Discovery

    Set out on a Scenic Discovery excursion by Zodiac, or, if the weather is permitting, explore by Zodiac. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Lofoten Islands

    Cruise along the LofotenIslands, with dramatic peaks, sheltered coves and pristine beaches. The archipelago is a visual feast to explore and discover. This rare wilderness offers breath-takingscenery surrounded by majestic mountains, deep fjords,seabird colonies and picturesque fishing villages.Have your morning coffee outside in the Panorama Bar and watch as your expert Captain maneuvers the ship past massive walls of mountains rising from sea.  

    Explore Reine, an authentic Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of about 300. One of the most photographed landscapes in Norway, with granite peaks backdrop and quaint fisherman huts lining the shores of glassy waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lofoten Islands

    Continue your journey around the Lofoten Islands towards Gradval while you enjoy the unique scenery around you. Nestled between jagged peaks and indigo waters with colourful wooden buildings, Gradval is the epitome of traditional picture-perfect Norway. Take a journey back through time with a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum, a museum based on the reconstruction and archaeological excavation of a Viking chieftain’s village. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Tromsø

    Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits 400km above the Arctic Circle in the land of the Midnight Sun. Surprisingly cosmopolitan for its remote location, during the summer Tromsø is full of locals basking in the sunlight, tucking into fresh seafood on the docks, enjoying a drink at the world’s most northern brewery or taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the local beach.  The starting point for many Arctic expeditions, you will love discovering the unique history of Tromsø.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Experience Tromsø’s highlights before seeing the best view from the top the cable car or choose to visit the Polar Museum, documenting the history of polar exploration and life in the Arctic.

    Discovery

     Venture out on an e-bike tour, discovering the highlights while enjoying the stunning Arctic views.

    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

  8. Day 8 - At Sea

    Relax on board your Discovery Yacht. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa as you cruise beyond the Arctic Circle to Norway’s Nordkapp (North Cape), the northernmost point of Europe’s mainland.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 cruising and expedition schedules are 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 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 hunted almost 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. S remember to take 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 and full of 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

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks, and discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, the wildlife and marine life. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are 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 apex 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 cruising and expedition schedules are 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 apex 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 cruising and expedition schedules are 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 apex predator, the polar bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Cruise Svalbard Archipelago. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the cruising and expedition schedules are 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 apex predator, the polar bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Longyearbyen > Oslo, Norway

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell your Scenic Eclipse friends and crew, disembark and fly to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Your wondrous journey continues with a two-night Special Stay. Surrounded by forests and fjords, the Norwegian capital is a modern and diverse city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

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
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 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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