Northern Polar Region Itineraries from Scenic.

Guests seeking to voyage around the northern artic landscapes in luxury can now do so. Combining luxury cruising with exploration Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours are offering Northern Polar Region.  Destinations include visits to Iceland, Norway, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. 

The yacht like discovery ship Scenic Eclipse will ensure seamless navigation around the world’s most remote locations that few will ever visit.  They offer exclusive landing opportunities in hard-to-reach destinations.

Northern Europe Discovery: Iceland & Norway

On this nine-day itinerary, guests will set sail from Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city, to Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands. It is a popular spot for Atlantic puffins to nest. Scenic Eclipse will continue on through Viking waters. She will arrive at the World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord. Here guests can opt to kayak or paddleboard beneath 800m high cliffs, or explore the fjord by Zodiac.

They pass by the impressive Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil Waterfalls. Guests can dive deep beneath the surface in the custom-designed submersible to discover the region’s fascinating underwater world. The ship will continue to sail up the rest of the northern Norwegian coastline. Calling in at the colourful city of Kristiansund and the Lofoten Islands. They are backed by majestic mountains and picturesque fishing villages.

Expedition into Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic

Voyage from Greenland’s quaint and colourful town of Sisimiut to Disko Bay. Here the Discovery team will accompany guests via Zodiacs to explore Ilulissat Icefjord and the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. On Baffin Island, admire the spectacular snow-capped mountains that surround the remote hamlet of Pond Inlet, before spotting bowhead whales in the Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area. It is the largest in Canada.

The onboard ornithologist and marine biologists are on-hand to educate guests as they explore the ancient landforms of Lady Franklin Island and Monumental Island. they assist in wildlife sightings of caribou, bears and walrus. Visit the uninhabited Akpatok Island, as well as Corner Brook, a city set against the dramatic backdrop of the Long Range Mountains, surrounded by thick wilderness.

Circumnavigating Iceland & Crossing the Arctic Circle

A pristine land sculpted by volcanoes and glaciers, there is no better way to explore this magnificent island than onboard a Discovery Yacht equipped with helicopters and a submersible. Witness the most mesmerising scenes sailing to the small, car-free Flatey Island. Here guests can use the Swarovski telescopes on the Observation Deck to spot many different species of seabird nesting on Europe’s largest seabird cliff. Guests can join expert guides for an on-shore excursion to the Dynjandi waterfall, or soar above Eyjafjörður in one of Scenic’s helicopters.

They offer panoramic views of the glacial landscape. Guests can also walk across the official Arctic Circle on Grimsey Island. And visit Heimaey Island’s Eldfell volcano, best explored on an excursion led by local experts.

Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard

A haven for elusive Arctic wildlife, Svalbard is a polar desert surrounded by rugged glaciers, frozen tundra and craggy mountain peaks. Custom-built for polar exploration, Scenic Eclipse will circumnavigate this remote Norwegian archipelago. Her flexible itinerary makes the most of the long daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give guests the best experience possible. Guests can explore Northern Svalbard Nature Reserve. It is home to the area’s highest population of polar bears and walrus, and the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park. Here guests can get up close to the Monaco Glacier on a Zodiac excursion. For the thrill seeker, there is also the opportunity to take part in the polar plunge. An exhilarating rite of passage where guests leap into icy waters for an invigorating and refreshing shock to the system.