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Across the Arctic Circle

Amsterdam to Oslo - Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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From magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, to the remote towns and picturesque fishing villages – Norway is a delight to behold, and a breathtaking way to start your journey across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard. 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 true once-in-a-life experience, taking you deep into an Arctic wonderland.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Bergen, Norway
Day 4 : Vikøyri | Flåm
Day 5 : Ålesund
Day 6 : Torghatten
Day 7 : Gravdal | Trollfjord
Day 8 : Tromsø
Day 9 : At Sea
Days 10-14 : Svalbard Archipelago
Day 15 : Longyearbyen | Disembark | Fly to Oslo, Norway

Highlights

  • Explore Bergen, set on a beautiful convergence of fjords
  • Sail along Sognefjord – the largest fjord in Norway
  • View a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture at Alesund
  • Discover fascinating Tromsø, set just above the Arctic Circle

Ship

Scenic Eclipse

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the Arctic Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard Walruses coming ashore in the arctic Scattered houses of Tromso Walruses huddling together in Svalbard. A market in Bryggen, Bergen, Norway
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Day 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark

Start the journey to the Arctic in Amsterdam where you’ll be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail for the adventure.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise the North Sea towards Norway.

Day 3 Bergen, Norway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Norway’s magnificent second-largest city is set on a beautiful convergence of fjords and surrounded by mountains. You’ll have time to explore Bergen’s historic city quarters, taking in the traditional and colorful clapboard houses.

Freechoice: Discover the city’s fascinating quarters and walk across the Bryggen old timber wharf, or ride the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for stunning views. Alternatively, choose to visit the Fantoft Stave Church.

Day 4 Vikøyri | Flåm

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail along Sognefjord – the largest fjord in Norway. At its deepest, Sognefjord plunges more than 1,300 meters while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikøyri before making the way to the village of Flåm in the heart of the fjord.

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

Day 5 Ålesund

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Straddling several islands, Ålesund houses a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture set to the stunning backdrop of the Norwegian Fjords.

Today choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore the communities of Giske and Godoya islands. Alternatively, the Sunnmøre open-air museum will introduce you to the traditions of the region.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bicycle ride or a hiking tour.

Day 6 Torghatten

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten. One of Norway’s best-known mountain formations, it’s distinctive for the hole going right through it – the subject of Nordland legend and fairy tales.

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

Day 7 Gravdal | Trollfjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Lofoten where great, craggy islands touch the sky, picturesque villages dot the archipelago and wildlife abounds. Delve into Viking history at the Lofotr Viking Museum before sailing the impressive Trollfjord.

Day 8 Tromsø

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle in the lands of the Midnight Sun.

Freechoice: Experience Tromsø’s best view from the top the cable car, or choose to see what is below the seas of Norway with a visit to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium with knowledge-based exhibits and a panoramic cinema. Alternatively, join a local for a guided walk of this historic cultural mecca.

Enrich: As the candlelights 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.

Day 9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail far beyond the Arctic Circle to Norway’s North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe’s mainland.

Day 10-14 Svalbard Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
South of Svalbard and en-route from Norway is the rarely visited Bear Island. A protected nature reserve, it’s home to dramatic cliffs, huge seabird colonies and a unique collection of fauna and flora. The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, with Spitsbergen the largest island. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and discovery schedule is flexible. The experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of the 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.

Discovery: partake in by Zodiac, kayak and by foot on nature walks. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, wildlife and marine life, taking you to the place of your wildest dreams.

Day 15 Longyearbyen | Disembark | Fly to Oslo, Norway

  • 1 Breakfast
The cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark in Longyearbyen and fly to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Spacious Verandah Suites
  • Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Active discovery experiences – Zodiac cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions 
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary expedition parka to keep and polar boot use for the duration of the cruise
  • Port charges, all tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore
Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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