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

Ultimate Arctic

Discover the magnificent landscapes of the Arctic wilderness, spot Polar bears and whales and cruise amongst the majestic glaciers on this 11-night expedition cruise in the Svalbard archipelago. Includes return flights from the UK, hotel stay in Oslo, zodiac landings and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Glacier in Svalbard
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Polar Bear
  • Svalbard, Norway
  • Svalbard community

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


FREE private door-to-door transfers plus free submarine excursion! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability. Submarine excursion is 20 minutes, weather permitting, may incur additional costs and subject to availability. Offers end 31 Jul 2019

Ultimate Arctic Special Offer

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Oslo before boarding the luxury Scenic Eclipse in Longyearbyen to begin your Arctic adventure. Journey through the Svalbard Archipelago, a fragile and remote region which is home to an array of fascinating wildlife species.

Enjoy zodiac landings to see the Polar bear, Arctic fox and wolf as well as the carefully protected walrus and several species of whales. Admire some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen and have the opportunity to kayak through these outstanding landscapes.

Journey to secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island, spot many species of bird life and enjoy interesting lectures and presentations from the experienced Discovery leaders.

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Ultimate Arctic Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Oslo (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Oslo for your one-night stay. Regional airports available on request.

Day 2 - Oslo - Longyearbyen

Your journey into wonder begins in Norway as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxuriously appointed suite, try on your custom designed parka, then head to the internal climate controlled change room to be fitted with your boots. Enjoy the rest of the day as you acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your Arctic voyage at a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. (D)

Day 3 - 11 - Svalbard Archipelago

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 smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day's activities based on the conditions. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, depending on ice and weather conditions, you'll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators. Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. 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 the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also 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 bird life that are present during the short Arctic summer. Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule things so that even when you're on board you'll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will 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. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Longyearbyen - Oslo - UK

Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew and disembark after breakfast. Fly back to Oslo and onward to the UK. (B)

Price Includes

  • 11-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight hotel stay in Oslo
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar onboard ship
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
Map for Ultimate Arctic