Scandinavia, Greenland & Canada Discovery - a cruise & land journey

22 Days
Bergen to Copenhagen
From (CAD)
$ 28,840
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2024 Bergen > Copenhagen

Scandinavia & Arctic Uncovered

From Denmark’s pretty Copenhagen to Norway’s proud Oslo and the sweeping seven hills that surround Bergen, you will be treated to equal measures of Viking history, stunning vistas and vibrant cities. From floating giants of ice in Ilulissat, to one of the northernmost towns of the world and the soaring cliffs of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti, the diverse beauty of Western Greenland and Baffin Island is spectacular.
Visit 17th-century castles and examine royal jewels in Copenhagen. Delve into Viking history at Oslo and explore fjords, glaciers and other magical Norwegian wonders hidden away in pockets of stunning Scandinavia. Voyaging to this remote region will take you through some of the most spectacular fjords, and will give you a glimpse into the local Greenlandic life.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONB9
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Bergen
Return City:
Copenhagen

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bergen

    Welcome to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen, surrounded by seven hills. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many pretty multi-coloured wooden buildings, a short way from your Special Stay residence for the next two nights.

  2. Day 2 - Bergen

    During the Middle Ages, Bergen was Norway’s major seaport, as well as its capital, a legacy that can still be seen today. You will have the opportunity to discover Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most celebrated composer and pianist.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private piano concert at Edvard Grieg’s concert hall, Troldsalen.

    Freechoice

    Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, take the tram to Fantoft to explore the Fantoft Stave Church. The old church burned down in 1992, but it has since been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect a style of construction that is unique to Norway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bergen > Lofthus

    Lofthus is known as the orchard of Hardanger region, due to its unique position overlooking the majestic Folgefonna glacier. Your overnight Special Stay is complete with fjord views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Lofthus > Oslo

    Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau, and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Oslo. A metropolitan capital with forests and fjords, Oslo is a modern and diverse city. Check into your hotel for your two-night Special Stay.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House on 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

  5. Day 5 - 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. At the museum 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

    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

  6. Day 6 - Oslo > Stockholm

    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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Stockholm > Copenhagen

    Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. 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. Soak up the atmosphere of this modern and diverse city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Copenhagen

    This morning, tour 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, 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.

    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 the Tivoli Gardens.

    This evening you will savour every morsel at your welcome dinner at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Copenhagen > Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to board Scenic Eclipse. Toast the start of your adventure at tonight's welcome reception where the Captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Ilulissat > Disko Bay

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘iceberg’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs breaking away from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, into which one of the world’s fastest moving and most active glaciers calves 46 cubic kilometres of ice annually. Listen for the rumbling sounds in the distance of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. 

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Upernavik

    A town of only 1,100 inhabitants, Upernavik is located in the picturesque Archipelago consisting of over 100 rocky islands. Officially founded in 1772, this area had been explored by Inuit hunters much earlier. A Viking runestone was also found atop a mountain just to the west of Upernavik, dating the area to approximately the 13th century.

    Discovery

    Explore the villages lining the shore by kayak, gliding past the islands that dot the archipelago, be guided by the Discovery Team in the hopes of witnessing muskox in the Upernavik backcountry or cruise by Zodiac to the Upernavik Icefjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Melville Bay

    The largest nature reserve in Greenland, established to protect breeding polar bears, beluga whales and narwhals. With a coastline marked with calving glaciers, Melville Bay is home to remarkable icebergs of all shapes and sizes.

    Discovery

    Explore the largest nature reserve in Greenland by kayak and Zodiac with your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Savissivik

    Savissivik is a magical place that has to be seen to be believed. Considered to be one of the biggest iceberg graveyards in Greenland, it is a photographer's dream. This small Inuit village was also home to one of the world's largest meteorites, used by the local Inuits for tools.

    Discovery

    Weave between these icy giants onboard Zodiacs with your expert Discovery Team. For a more active excursion, hike to a viewpoint nearby to enjoy an incredible view of this vast landscape from above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Qaanaaq (Thule)

    One of the northern-most towns in the world, Qaanaaq has been romanticised by poets and explorers alike. Arrive with an open mind and be ready to experience life the local way, falling into the Greenlandic rhythm. 

    Discovery

    Hike into the hills behind Qaanaaq and experience the view out to Baffin Bay, or kayak around towering icebergs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Pond Inlet, Canada

    On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leave you with lasting memories.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti (Sam Ford Fjord)

    Rocky cliffs rising steeply from the ocean, the raw beauty of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti will make you feel like you are sailing along the edge of the world. A nesting ground for millions of bird species, join our on board ornithologist with your complimentary binoculars and see how many breeds you are able to spot.  

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Isabella Bay

    Isabella Bay is Canada's first National Marine Wildlife Area, now a very important region bowhead whales, with over 100 whales recorded at one time. The Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area includes the islands of Isabella Bay and the surrounding shores.

    Discovery

    Join our Marine Biologists and Naturalists in Zodiacs as we observe bowhead whales in their natural environment.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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 Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, and means “the people living in a place where the fox dens”. Stroll by the brightly coloured houses to explore one of the most widespread and beautiful backcountry areas in Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Kangerlussuaq > Copenhagen, Denmark

    Your cruise ends this morning in Kangerlussuaq as you bid farewell to the crew and fly to Copenhagen. 

    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

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