Experiencing the polar region’s wildlife in all its glory isn’t straightforward. You’ll need to know which season is the best to visit for the particular type of wildlife you want to discover.
Most travelers to the Arctic visit from early summer in June through August. When visiting in early summer, around June, you'll experience the most daylight hours. At this time of the year, you’ll experience the midnight sun phenomena.More importantly, this light period is primetime for those polar bear sighting opportunities.
If you visit in July, in high summer, you’re likely to find the vibrant bursts of color that form from the emerging flora. Contrasting against the stark, white background, this makes for an impressive spectacle. New-born seabird chicks also make the cold, unforgiving terrain seem full of life and possibilities.
In August, the Arctic days become shorter, and twilight skies cover the landscape. This is also the time of year that the polar bears start to hunt, a fascinating sight for those that can catch it from a safe distance!
Our luxury Arctic cruises: Scenic Eclipse has an Arctic cruise for every type of traveller. You might wish to choose our 11-day The Arctic in Depth cruise itinerary, which takes guests on a round trip from Oslo, which cruises to the beautiful Svalbard Archipelago. Perhaps a longer cruise, such as the 23-day Ultimate Arctic Islands & Iceland itinerary, which visits Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Akureyri and the Westman Islands is more your type of luxury adventure at sea.
Whichever itinerary you choose, you’ll experience ultimate, unrivalled 6-star luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, with a range of different world-class dining experiences, indulgent spa and gym facilities, and much more at your fingertips each and every day.
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