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The Arctic in Depth 2021 (13 Day)

13 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe


Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Oslo
Welcome to Oslo, where your wondrous journey begins with a one night stay at a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 Oslo > Longyearbyen
Your journey continues as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail from Longyearbyen and all the wonders that lie in wait.

Raise your glass as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Svalbard Archipelago
The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, while Spitsbergen is the largest island. 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 hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world.

You will enjoy daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks to get right up close to the majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and wildlife and marine life that surrounds you.

Your Scenic Eclipse voyage is in a prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators of the region including the Polar bear.

Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Once hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure.

There will be the chance to cruise the secluded bays, stunning fjords and sparkling glaciers of this unique and special destination. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 4-11 Svalbard Archipelago
Cruise Svalbard Archipelago, 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Longyearbyen > Oslo
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo for a one night stay in a luxurious hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 13 Oslo
Today, you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
Whales, wolverines, seabirds and seals… Let the creatures of the north introduce themselves as you head deep into the north to cruise the Svalbard Archipelago.

This flexible itinerary allows nature to be your perfect guide for navigating a true Arctic wilderness. In the realm of the Polar bear you’ll of course search for this elusive beast, whilst simultaneously experiencing the endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs and snow-capped mountain ranges of Svalbard. Rugged glaciers, spectacular fjords and frozen tundra lie in wait as you explore one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. A true final frontier.
  • 29 meals including 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onoard Scenic Eclipse 
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Scenic terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.