High Arctic Explorer
 15 Days • 39 Meals
Setting sail from Longyearbyen, you’ll waste no time in immersing yourself in the true polar wonderland that is Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago. Lying halfway between Norway and the North Pole, this is the northernmost inhabited region in the world. Here you’ll witness magnificent glaciers and fjords, pristine Arctic tundra and glorious wildlife as you travel north of the Arctic Circle. Migrating seabirds, walruses and whales are just some of the arctic creatures you might encounter…not forgetting the rare opportunity to spot the elusive Polar bear. The epic scenery continues on your journey down Norway’s coastline. From the magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, to the remote towns and picturesque fishing villages – Norway’s gems will only add to the many lasting impressions from this incredible voyage.

 Highlights
  • 39 meals (14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners)
  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
  • Butler service for every guest
  • All-inclusive dining and beverages
  • Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Expert Discovery Team, regional Discovery Specialists and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots on Polar region excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Oslo, Norway.
Day 2  Oslo, Norway > Longyearbyen
Your journey into wonder begins 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. Meals: B, D
Day 3-6  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 up close to majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes wildlife and marine life that surrounds you. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Bear Island
South of Svalbard and en-route to 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. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  North Cape > Hammerfest
Reaching Norway’s North Cape is an iconic moment, as it’s the northernmost point of Europe’s mainland. From here you’ll head south to Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Tromsø
Known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, Tromsø sits just above the Arctic Circle in the lands of the Midnight Sun. Visit the Polar museum as part of your time exploring this small yet intriguing city. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Gravdal > Trollfjord
Arrive in Lofoten where great, craggy islands touch the sky, picturesque villages dot the archipelago and wildlife abounds. You’ll sail impressive Trollfjord as you explore this must-see destination. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11  Torghatten
Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten. One of Norway’s best known mountain formations, it’s distinctive for a hole going right through it – the subject of Nordland legend and fairy tales. Meals: B, L, D
Day 12  Trondheim
Norway’s Trondheim is a vibrant harbour city filled with colourful warehouses lining the waterways. The well pedestrianised city centre make it an ideal city for exploring by foot. Meals: B, L, D
Day 13  Geiranger
Your back to exploring the magnificent fjords as you make your way to the village of Geiranger at the heart of UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord. One of Norway’s most beautiful sights, waterfalls cascade down the steep lush mountainsides of this wonder of Mother Nature. Meals: B, L, D
Day 14  Flam > Vikoyri
Sail along Sognefjord - the largest fjord in Norway. At its deepest Sognefjord plunges to more than 4,265 feet while the spectacular mountains rise on either side. You’ll pass through the village of Vikoyri as well as visiting Flåm, right in the heart of the fjord. Famous for the Flåm Railway and its stunning scenery. Meals: B, L, D
Day 15  Bergen, Norway
Your cruise will end in Norway’s magnificent second city, set on a beautiful convergence of fjords and surrounded by mountains. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-2  Oslo, Norway
Days 3-15  Aboard the Scenic Eclipse
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Suite Deck Per Person twin
August 16, 2021 Verandah - D 5 $15,095
Deluxe Verandah - DA 5 $16,695
Deluxe Verandah - DB 5 $17,345
Grand Deluxe - DD 5 $18,095
Verandah - C 6 $18,095
Deluxe Verandah - CA 6 $18,245
Grand Deluxe - CD 6 $19,295
Grand Panorama - GP 6 $42,395
Verandah - B 7 $18,895
Deluxe Verandah - BA 7 $19,295
Grand Deluxe - BD 7 $20,695
Verandah - A 8 $19,545
Deluxe Verandah - AA 8 $20,695
Grand Deluxe - AD 8 $21,745
Sanctuary - S 8 $26,045
Panorama - P 8 $40,995
Sanctuary - SA 9 $26,695
Sanctuary - SB 9 $27,095
Owner's Penthouse - OP 9 $49,545
2-bedroom Penthouse - OT 9 $61,545
Call for air rates and schedules.
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Halifax is $219, tax included.

Passport & Visas – Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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