Arctic Adventure
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Destination & Sightseeing

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. Meal: D

Day 3-5 - 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 6 - At sea
Cruise Arctic waters enjoying the luxurious features on board Scenic Eclipse, as you head for the world’s largest island, Greenland. Meals: B, L, D

Day 7 - North East Greenland
Approaching North East Greenland you may encounter a variety of seabirds such as northern Fulmar and migratory Brunnichs guillemots. This stretch of coastline is ripe for exploration, with its many secrets locked in place by drift ice for up to eight months each year. Home to polar bear, snowy owl and musk ox, it’s the world’s largest national park, covering 375,291 square miles, most of which is inland ice, and the rest a fjord landscape. You’ll enjoy Scenic Discovery excursions exploring by Zodiac, looking for musk ox, Arctic hare and eider ducks, or discover old trappers huts on hikes across the tundra. Conditions permitting, there will be a good chance for kayakers to paddle the waterways. Meals: B, L, D

Day 8 - North East Greenland
Cruise North East Greenland. This stretch of coastline is ripe for exploration, with its many secrets locked in place by drift ice for up to eight months each year. Meals: B, L, D

Day 9-10 - East Coast Fjords of Greenland
Spend two days cruising and exploring Greenland’s magnificent East Coast Fjords, the world’s largest fjord system. Cruise among glorious icebergs and active volcanoes and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Enter Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, a remote and rarely visited fjord system that lies within the North East Greenland National Park with countless opportunities for exploration. Cruising through Kong Oskar Fjord you will marvel at the geological beauty of the mountains. Head south along the coast of Liverpool Land, on a passage that is dependent on ice conditions, to reach Scoresby Sund, the world’s biggest fjord. Massive glaciers dump into this fjord, the birthplace of the famous big Greenland icebergs. Visit the Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresby Town) – one of the remotest settlements on Earth – to learn about their lifestyle in this secluded and harsh environment. Meals: B, L, D

Day 11-12 - Akureyri, Iceland
Cruise into the harbour of Akureyri – Iceland’s second city – that lies at the mouth of a magnificent fjord. Under atmospheric Arctic skies, admire the views of Akureyri’s brightly coloured houses set to a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Then spend the following day exploring the town and surrounding Myvatn region, with its waterfalls, geothermal springs and otherworldly landscapes. Meals: B, L, D

Day 13 - Sauðárkrókur
Today you’ll arrive in the adjacent fjord of Skagafjörðurfor for a full in day in and around the town of Sauðárkrókur. Here you’ll enjoy more opportunities to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture and the country’s impressive wildlife and nature. Meals: B, L, D

Day 14 - Dynjandi Waterfall
Sail deep into the dramatic Westfjords peninsula of Iceland to witness the thundering Dynjadi Waterfall – the largest waterfall in the region. Meals: B, L, D

Day 15 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Your cruise ends this morning in the world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavik. Say farewell to your crew, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meal: B

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