Across the Arctic Circle with Scandinavian Highlights

Over 20 days uncover the best of Scandinavia with a voyage across the Arctic Circle to the Svalbard Archipelago. Visit Copenhagen, Bergen, Stockholm & Oslo.

20 Days
Oslo to Oslo
From (NZD)
$ 28,260
Dates & Pricing

2020 Oslo > Oslo

Scandinavia uncovered

With lush forests and fjords, crisp air, charming architecture and an undeniably fashionable edge, the Scandinavian cities have much in common.
Copenhagen’s brightly coloured foreshore reveals its humble origins as a fishing port, its charming cobblestone streets contrasting with Stockholm’s elegant 57 bridges linking the 14 islands that make up the city. While cosy Oslo is nestled amongst the Nordic forests, lakes and green hills of your imaginations.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONO3
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Oslo
Return City:
Oslo

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Oslo

    Welcome to Oslo where your wondrous journey begins with a two night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Oslo

    Discover the amazing history of the Vikings as you visit the museums honouring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Explore the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship, the strongest wooden ship ever built. Step on board to see how the crew survived in the polar regions. Tonight enjoy a memorable dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Oslo - Stockholm

    Fly to the trendy Swedish capital. Said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world, Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looks proudly onto the Baltic Sea. The architecture, lush greenery, fresh air and proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights in Stockholm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Stockholm

    With your expert local guide discover City Hall and its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Visit the Vasa Ship Museum, where the 17th century warship is housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Stockholm - Copenhagen

    Fly to Copenhagen for your two night stay. From its humble origins as a fishing village to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire and now one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history are found in its palaces, copper-roofed town houses and cobbled squares.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Copenhagen

    Freechoice

    Take a cruise and see Christiansborg Palace, the Black Diamond Library and the Little Mermaid. Alternatively, visit Tivoli Gardens.

    Delight in your farewell dinner in one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Copenhagen

    Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen and board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the Captain, crew and your Discovery Team this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Spa Sanctuary or even take a yoga class in the studio as you cruise the coast of Norway. There will be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bergen

    Norway’s magnificent second city is set on a beautiful convergence of fjords.

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

    Freechoice

    Discover the city’s fascinating quarters, walk across the Bryggen old timber wharf or ride the funicular to Floibanen for stunning views. You may choose to visit the interesting Fantoft Stave Church.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery hiking excursion or a guided bicycle tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sognefjord

    The largest fjord in Norway, at its deepest Sognefjord plunges to more than 1,300 metres while the mountains straddling it rise to more than 1,700 metres. Discover the villages of Vik and Flåm in the heart of the fjord.

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

    Freechoice

    Ride the world-famous Ride the world-famous Flåm Railway for a day of stunning scenery. You may choose to explore an authentic Viking Village or see the white caves of Gudvangen.

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion, a bicycle ride or a hiking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Ålesund

    Ålesund houses a unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture set amidst stunning scenery, as you will discover on a walking tour.

    Today choose one of our Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

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

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion, a bicycle ride or a hiking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Torghatten

    Cruise towards the granite mountain of Torghatten.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac or kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lofoten Islands

    Great, craggy islands that touch the sky, picturesque villages and abundant wildlife make the Lofoten Islands a must-see destination. Discover the unexplored coves and bays of this stunning wonderland and marvel as the Captain and crew navigate the narrow mouths and steep ravines of the fjords.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tromso

    Known as the gateway to the Arctic, discover Tromso on a guided walk and its architecture, with time at leisure to explore at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Cruise across the Norwegian Sea to the Svalbard Archipelago. Join an insightful presentation by the Discovery Team on the fascinating history and geology of this high arctic region. Learn about the rich flora that appears in the short Polar summer and the interesting and unique wildlife you may have the chance to encounter on your days ahead in the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Lying above the Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundra’s are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance. 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 your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions. Cruise past Bear Island, the southernmost island in the archipelago, and picturesque fjords such as Hornsund and Magdalenafjord. Step into a time machine as you visit Pyramiden, an abandoned mine full of Soviet era architecture.

    Discovery

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Svalbard Archipelago

    Continue exploring the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Svalbard Archipelago.

    Continue exploring the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Svalbard Archipelago.

    Continue exploring the Svalbard Archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Longyearbyen > Oslo

    Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo.


    Please book your flight to depart after 8pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 13 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked
  • Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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