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Amsterdam to Oslo - Example 25 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Combine the remote islands of Svalbard with the magnificent fjords of the Norwegian coastline on this 25-day awe-inspiring arctic adventure aboard the Scenic Eclipse. Explore dramatic waterways, cascading waterfalls and picturesque fishing villages as you weave your way through Norway’s gems, high across the Arctic Circle and towards the northernmost inhabited region in the world, Svalbard, where pristine polar landscapes and incredible arctic wildlife await.

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
Days 16-24 : Svalbard Archipelago
Day 25 : Longyearbyen | Disembark | Fly to Oslo, Norway

Highlights

  • Sail along Sognefjord – the largest fjord in Norway
  • View incredible Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears and walruses
  • Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten
  • Visit remote areas of vast environmental significance while discovering Svalbard

Ship

Scenic Eclipse

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Polar bears in the Arctic Explore the inspiring Amsterdam Sailboat in Svalbard, Norway Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Walruses coming ashore in the arctic

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 the 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. 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 your 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 Freechoice activities or join a more active 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 between a 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 an 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 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.

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

Day 15 Longyearbyen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Longyearbyen where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure.

Day 16-24 Svalbard Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, with Spitsbergen the largest island.

Discovery: Partake in daily Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks.

Cruise Svalbard Archipelago, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. The experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day.

Day 25 Longyearbyen | Disembark | Fly to Oslo, Norway

  • 1 Breakfast
The cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo.

Scenic Eclipse

Per person starting at
$33,315
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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
All Freechoice and Discovery excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.
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