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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Arctic Adventure

Experience the highlights of the Arctic on this luxury expedition cruise, from the remote Svalbard archipelago to the dramatic glaciers of Greenland and Iceland's Land of Fire and Ice

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £11345pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Svalbard
  • Geyser, Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Oslo

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Save up to £6208 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Door-to-door transfers are within a 75 miles radius, a supplement will apply per mile thereafter. Pay in full by 31 Dec 2019 to save an additional £250pp on prices shown. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Arctic Adventure Special Offer

Enjoy the ultimate Arctic island experience on this luxury cruise adventure through national parks, magnificent fjord systems and remote tundra.

After a hotel stay in Oslo head for Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen where you’ll waste no time in getting to immerse yourself in the Svalbard archipelago with its carved glaciers, towering cliffs and pack ice. Here you’ll spend your days marvelling at the unique scenery and searching for wildlife such as the walrus, reindeer and even the elusive Polar bear – king of the Arctic. Greenland’s East Coast is the world’s largest national park and fjord system where you’ll sail past pristine glaciers and thundering waterfalls.

Walk on the arctic tundra amongst exquisite arctic flora, hike breath-taking mountain vistas and mingle with indigenous communities. And to end your extraordinary voyage you’ll witness the Land of Fire and Ice, visiting some of Iceland’s finest towns and landscapes in its remote North before finishing up in Reykjavik – the northernmost capital in the world.

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Arctic Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Oslo (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Oslo, where you'll start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports available on request.

Day 2 - Oslo - Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

Your journey into wonder continues 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 13 - Sauðárkrókur

Today you'll arrive in the adjacent fjord of Skagafjordur for a full in day in and around the town of Saudarkrokur. Here you'll enjoy more opportunities to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture and the country's impressive wildlife and nature.

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.

Day 15 - Reykjavik - UK

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.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Oslo
  • Flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings and kayak excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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