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Ultimate Viking & Iceland Discovery

  • Overview
    ON THE TRAIL OF THE VIKINGS Fjords, islands, icecaps and volcanoes, the natural world is utterly and mesmerisingly present during this exquisite 19 day journey. Wind your way from Norway through the windswept beauty of the Scottish Isles before circumnavigating Iceland. Tracing the same points on the compass that the mighty Vikings did over a thousand years ago is a thrill unlike any other. Circumnavigating Iceland offers wonderful possibilities for discovery on board Scenic Eclipse.
    Duration: 19 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Bergen, Norway
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Bergen, Norway; Embarkation Day

      Welcome to Bergen where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board. Tonight toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.

    • Day 2 - Hardanger Fjord

      Hardanger Fjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, is the second longest in Norway. A spectacular day of discovery awaits as we cruise through the magnificent scenery.

    • Day 3 - Lerwick

      Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

      There will be time at leisure this evening to discover the local nightlife.

      Freechoice
      Explore Jarlshof Prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or you can choose to discover Scalloway and visit the Museum, or play a round of golf.

      Enrich
      Immerse yourself in Scottish traditions with a Highland fling and concert of Shetland fiddlers and Celtic singers.

    • Day 4 - Fair Isle

      Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.

      Freechoice
      Choose from a range of discovery excursions to explore the island by Zodiac or kayak. Take a short birdlife walking tour or the more active can choose a hike to the more remote areas of the island in search of wildlife. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 5 - Kirkwall

      Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, has an intriguing ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions.

      Freechoice
      Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and visit St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 6 - Stornoway to Portree

      Stornoway, originally a Viking settlement, is now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.Arrive in the afternoon to Portree, the thriving capital of the Isle of Skye and the perfect location to moor overnight.Enjoy time at leisure this evening to explore this charming Scottish cultural centre.

      Freechoice
      Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt. Alternatively play a round of golf, or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

      Freechoice
      Visit Dunvegan Castle, traditional home of Clan Macleod or take a tour of Portree and its surrounds.

    • Day 7 - Loch Ewe

      One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Estate and gardens date back to 1860. Carefully sculpted since its inception, this outstanding garden is an oasis of exotic plants and vibrant colour fuelled by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream. Discover the diversity of species and its history on your tour. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 8 - St Kilda

      This isolated archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is a nature reserve boasting the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.

      Freechoice
      Choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac and kayak to search for some of the fascinating bird species or take a guided walk across the islands. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 9 - At sea

      Relax on board and perhaps try a course in Scenic Epicure.

    • Day 10 - Reykjavik

      Time at leisure to explore this quirky capital.

    • Day 11 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula

      Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs and vast lava flows beckon as we cruise in and around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See vast concentrations of bird species nesting on the treacherous Látrabjarg cliffs and marine life in the waters of the Peninsula.

      Freechoice
      With a flexible itinerary depending on the conditions, the Discovery Team will lead Zodiac and kayak excursions or you can choose a helicopter excursion^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 12 - Isafjordur

      Located in the incredibly stunning landscapes of the Westfjords is the small town of Isafjordur.

      Freechoice
      Visit the Ósvör Maritime Museum or take a walk in search of birdlife at Vigur Island. The more active may choose a hike in the impressive Hornstrandir nature reserve or take a kayak adventure. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 13 - Grimsey Island to Akureyri

      Keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins as we cruise to Grimsey Island north of the mainland and straddling the Arctic Circle.

      Cruise into the harbour of Akureyri this evening and admire the views of the brightly coloured houses
      with the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain under the sultry hues of the Arctic summer evening.

      Freechoice
      Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak offer opportunities to spot puffins and other birdlife or take a walk across the small island and cross the Arctic Circle. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 14 - Akureyri

      Freechoice
      Visit the Herring Era Museum to learn about this once thriving industry or explore the city and taste local specialties. You may choose Laufas Open Air Museum ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 15 - Husavik

      Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay, the town of Husavik is one of the best locations in Iceland to see multiple species of whales.

      Freechoice
      Board the traditional fishing boats for a whale-watching cruise or visit the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn. Alternatively enter Vatnajökull National Park and see the impressive Dettifoss waterfall whose powerful flow originates from the largest glacier in Iceland. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 16 - Seydisfjordur

      We dock right in the heart of this charming town settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen, allowing free time for you to explore at leisure.

      Freechoice
      Your local guide will share stories on a walking tour or you can meet some local residents and share morning tea together. Those feeling active may choose a hike in the Skálanes nature reserve or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 17 - Westman Islands

      This small archipelago was born from geological volatility and is home to vast species of birdlife including nesting puffins each summer. Heimaey was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.

      Freechoice
      Tour the island and visit the Volcano Museum built around one of the destroyed houses or take a hike over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone. Alternatively cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies and discover hidden caves. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 18 - Thorlakshofn

      Freechoice
      Visit the geothermal area and see how the power generated sustains daily life on the island or hike the glacial fields at Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. You can choose to visit the small village of Eyrarbakki or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

      Enrich
      Be immersed in Icelandic culture and traditions at a private performance.

    • Day 19 - Reykjavik, Iceland; Disembarkation

      Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Glide amongst icebergs, past elephant seal haulouts, noisy penguin colonies, experience humpback whales alongside your kayaking.

    Included

    Helicopter excursions

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Submarine excursions

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Norway's coastline

    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.

    Picturesque Scottish Isles

    Scotland’s Islands are some of the most idyllic in the world. Our voyages around the Scottish Islands navigate among the most beautiful seabird islands in the North Atlantic. Dolphins, porpoises, seals and whales may be sighted from the ship and landings allow us to see reindeer and Arctic fox.

    Sailings are timed to coincide with a profusion of wild flowers and the sea cliffs of the Scottish Islands should look like rock gardens with the pink and white of sea pinks and sea campion. In addition to their natural history we will also focus on their human history and artefacts, such as old whaling stations.

  • Inclusions

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Broad range of active discovery excursions
    - Follow the Viking Trail from Norway to Iceland
    - 52 Freechoice shore excursions in 13 ports
    - 2 exclusive Enrich experiences in Lerwick and Thorlakshofn
    - Specialist Discovery Team on board
    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore
    - Complimentary on board polar boots
    - 100% spacious verandah suites
    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    ECLIPSE

    The Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Launching in August 2018, her maiden voyage season will include The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Sun terrace
    • Helicopter & hangars
    • Helipad
    • Rectractable glass roof
    • Indoor/outdoor pool
    • Plunge pools
    • Spa sanctuary
    • Observation lounge
    • Outdoor viewing deck
    • Library
    • Theatre
    • Lift
    • Gym
    • Yoga & Pilates studio
    • Medical Centre
    • Self service laundry
    • Mud room
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 192
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed: 17
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 168m
    Width: 21
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 17000
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability

D - Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 23,895pp
AUD 23,895pp

D - Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 25,350pp
AUD 25,350pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 25,830pp
AUD 25,830pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 27,285pp
AUD 27,285pp

C - Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 27,285pp
AUD 27,285pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 27,765pp
AUD 27,765pp

B - Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 28,735pp
AUD 28,735pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 29,220pp
AUD 29,220pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 29,220pp
AUD 29,220pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 30,670pp
AUD 30,670pp

A - Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 30,670pp
AUD 30,670pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 31,155pp
AUD 31,155pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 32,600pp
AUD 32,600pp

S - Spa Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 39,375pp
AUD 39,375pp

SA - Spa Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 41,300pp
AUD 41,300pp

SB - Spa Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 41,800pp
AUD 41,800pp

P - Panorama Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 56,790pp
AUD 56,790pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 58,725pp
AUD 58,725pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 65,500pp
AUD 65,500pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

28 Jul 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 104,000pp
AUD 104,000pp