Oslo | Longyearbyen | Svalbard Archipelago | Longyearbyen | Oslo
Arctic in Depth by Scenic Eclipse
Discover the Arctic in Depth. View spectacular peaks, fjords, and amazing wildlife encounters including the polar bear together with Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first discovery yacht.
June – July
12 Days 11 Nights
Couple / Group Friend
The Highlights of the Journey
- Navigate Spitsbergen’s stunning waterways such as Kongsfjorden and Hornsund Fjord
- Marvel the rich Arctic wildlife, Spot polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, reindeer and Arctic Foxes
- Visit the historic site and old whaling stations
- Discovery excursion include hiking the tundra
- Hear the cracks of active glaciers calving huge icebergs
**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together
Oslo - Longyearbyen | Embark
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 onboard. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail for Isfjorden. 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
Day 2 - 10
The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her size, unique technological capabilities, and environmental controls, your Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile region of vast environmental significance with minimal impact. Owing to the extraordinary nature of this region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible.
Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.
Your cruise includes a vast range of tailored Scenic Discovery excursions and getting out into the big wild will be a highlight. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and a submarine (additional cost and subject to regulatory approval), daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life, and their predators will take you to places of your wildest dreams.
Scenic Eclipse cruises in the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to be on the lookout for the dominant predators including Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 animals, as well as the Arctic fox. Marine species include the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whale. 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.
Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard, and Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favorable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be a highlight. There will be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer.
Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule activities so that while onboard, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied including entertaining presentations, documentaries, and more. There will also be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.
Day 11 - 12
Longyearbyen – Oslo | Disembark
Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Oslo taking away wonderful memories of your adventures. Next day you will transfer to the airport for your onward flight