Ultimate Russian Arctic

38 Days
Vladivostok to Tromso
From (USD)
$ 40,619
Dates & Pricing

2023 Vladivostok > Tromso

Tour Map
Tour Code:
302V
Duration:
38 days
Departure City:
Vladivostok
Return City:
Tromso

Selected Itinerary

38 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vladivostok > Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

    Welcome to Russia. Today you will board your included flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. This evening, sail out of Avacha Bay, one of the greatest natural harbours in the world, and begin your discovery of far east Russia on board Scenic Eclipse. Join your Captain, crew and new friends and toast to your journey of wonder. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Zhupanova River

    Discovery

    Careful Zodiac navigation by the expert Discovery Team members will take you to the mouth of this powerful river, past salmon fishing camps and as far upstream as we can go. Look for brown bears and Steller’s sea eagles as distant mountains beckon us. Back in the bay, look out for basking largha seals and fantastic views of the 3,000-metre Zhupanovskiy volcano.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Commander Islands

    Spectacular sea cliffs, arches and stacks, shaped by harsh climate and tectonic forces, signal your arrival in the Commander Islands. At Commander Bay on Bering Island, you will pay tribute to explorer Vitus Bering and visit his grave and memorial. You will dock beneath towering emerald cliffs at Peregtegrebnaya Bay, preferred summer nesting site for red-legged and black-legged kittiwakes. Cape Monati, southernmost point of Bering Island, is a possible place to spot albatross and whales. Northern fur seals haul out at Severo Zapadnyi along with much larger, tawny-golden Stellar sea lions. Your Discovery Yacht will cruise around the volcanic islands of Ariy Kamen, surrounded by thousands of kittiwakes, puffins and murres. Your last landing is Nikolskoe village, where Russia’s remaining Aleut community will passionately share their culture with you through lively performances.

    Discovery

    Enjoy discovery excursions on water in a Zodiac, kayak or paddle board, and on land through guided walks with your specialist Discovery Team. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Commander Islands

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    The Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast is the definition of remote, and the most perfect region for a discovery voyage on board Scenic Eclipse. Few roads and scarce infrastructure, with abundant wildlife including brown bears, reindeer and Arctic foxes roaming freely. 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 daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world.
    Some of the possible landing sights that you may visit include Meinypil’gyno, one of the most important sites in the world for breeding Spoon-billed Sandpiper; Anastasia Bay, where we will be looking for walrus haulouts and birdlife, including the bluethroat and Siberian rubythroat; Tymlat Village for an authentic taste of the Koryak way of life. Prepare for a feast of the senses, as these wonderful, hardy folks display their unique culture through dance, games and delicious fresh food. Along the voyage we will be looking for marine wildlife, such as the Largha Seal, Gray and Beluga Whales, and wildlife hidden in the forested fjords, such a brown bears.

    Discovery

    Enjoy discovery excursion on water in a Zodiac, kayak or paddle board, and on land through guided walks with your specialist Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Provideniya, Russia

    Cruise the Bering Sea. Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes that played a large part during WWII and is the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula. Cross the International Date Line.

    Cross the International Date Line 
    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Nome, USA

    Welcome to Nome, enjoy a day at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cross the International Date Line

    Cruise the Bering Sea and cross the International Date Line on your way to Russia. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a session in one of the fitness spaces or relax in a therapy lounge in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Provideniya, Russia

    Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes and played a large part during WWII. It is also the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Cape Dezhnev > Uelen Lagoon

    Cruise Cape Dezhnev, known as the easternmost point of the world. The only inhabitants are polar bears, walruses and whales. This afternoon visit the rocky, remote corner of Russia in Uelen. Now home to primarily Chukchi speaking native Russians, there are burial grounds that suggest that this area was previously a major settlement during 500 BC to 1000 AD. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will be surprised how quickly time passes on board. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Wrangel Island

    Untouched by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Wrangel Island looks just as it did when the woolly mammoth roamed here. Today it is a well-known wildlife refuge, and is home to the world’s largest denning ground for polar bears, the largest population of Pacific walruses, and the only snow goose nesting colony in Asia. There is an ancient biodiversity on the island, giving you a glimpse into the Pleistocene Epoch.

    Discovery

    Join our Discovery Team cruising around pack ice searching for polar bears, ringed seals and walrus, or on land enjoying a kaleidoscope of wildflowers looking for reindeer, arctic fox, musk oxen and woolly mammoth remains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Sail through one of the most remote locations on Earth. This truly unique voyage explores through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcanic spires. Spot wildlife such as large pods of walrus, polar bears, whales and Arctic seabird colonies. On board Scenic Eclipse you will go further than intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight. 

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Across the Northeast Passage

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Novaya Zemlya

    The largest of the Eurasian Arctic archipelagos, the rarely visited Novaya Zemlya (‘New Land’) is the third-largest wilderness area in Europe. This long, thin region consists of two main islands, Severny (Northern) and Yuzhny (Southern), separated by the imposing Matochkin Strait. Learn about the interesting and unexpected history while admiring the beautiful mountains and glaciers.

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Franz Josef Land

    The world;s northernmost archipelago awaits. Franz Josef Land is comprised of 191 remote islands lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, and covered 85% in ice. Home to approximately five million sea birds, two Arctic giants – the polar bear and the walrus, and visited by a multitude of whales, you will always be on the lookout to experience this amazing wildlife in their natural environment. 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 your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather and ice conditions. You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks where possible. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and vibrant wildlife and marine life. 

    Discovery

    Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand up paddleboard and onshore landings for nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Franz Josef Land

    Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. 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. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - At Sea

    Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Enjoy an educational  discussion with your Discovery Team or tempt your palate at one of the dining experiences. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Murmansk

    Back in Murmansk, we may have a chance to discover the city while the ship goes through clearance procedures. Developed into the world’s largest city above the Arctic Circle, Murmansk has had a tough past. Murmansk was heavily damaged during World War II and became an important port for nuclear icebreakers and submarines during the Cold War. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Vardø, Norway

    Vardo is Norway’s easternmost city. It is known as one of the oldest towns in northern Norway, with people living in the Arctic climate for over a thousand years. Feel the wind from all directions as you admire the steep mountainsides of Hornøya, populated with nesting birds, or the southern side of the Varangerfjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - Skarsvåg > Cruising Nordkapp

    Skarsvåg is surrounded by the stark beauty of rolling hills, Arctic fjords and abundant birdlife. Known primarily for its proximity to Nordkapp (North Cape), it also claims to be the world’s northernmost fishing village. Later, cruise the looming cliffs of Nordkapp,the end of Europe’s landmass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Tromsø

    Bid farewell to your new friends, the crew and the Scenic Eclipse. Transfer to the airport for your onward travels.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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