Northern Summer by Private Jet


Journey in style as you experience the Northern Hemisphere's most exciting destinations, from Japan to Greenland, with stops in Mongolia, Russia, Norway, and Iceland!

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 Polar bear searching the water in Norway   The Fushimilnari Gate, Kyoto  Nijo Castle Garden, Kyoto  The Todaiji Temple, Nara  Daibutsu Buddha, Nara  Traditional landscape in Mongolia with ger and horses  Prayer wheels at Ulanbaatar's Gandan Monastery, Mongolia  Mongolia's Gobi Desert  Lake Baikal, Russia  Moscow's Red Square  The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia  St. Basil's Cathedral, Mosow  Woman in traditional dress with reindeer in northern Norway Credit: Norway Tourism Bureau  Arctic landscape in Norway  Polar bears in Norway's arctic landscape  Reykjavik, Iceland  A volcanic steam vent in Iceland  Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon geothermal area  Calving glacier, Greenland  Landscape near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
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Join us as we discover new cultures, see uncommon wildlife and experience the midnight sun in some of the most exceptional places on earth. 

From the café-lined streets of Reykjavik to Mongolian hospitality in the Gobi Desert to polar bear spotting in Norwegian fjords, Northern Summer by private jet is an itinerary bursting with new experiences. Explore traditional Japanese culture and art in Kyoto. Take in the striking beauty of Lake Baikal, known as the “Galapagos of Siberia,” in Russia. Board the m/v Sea Explorer for a four-day cruise of Norway’s dramatic landscapes. Experience the creative energy in Moscow. Top it all off with a BBQ lunch and glacier trek in Greenland. This is a summer vacation unlike any other.

Northern Summer is experiential travel at its best. Along the way, local guides and experts take you behind the scenes and inside the culture of each destination. Upscale hotels that reflect the local style and customs provide a relaxing reprieve after a day of activities and exploration.

Itinerary

June 9-10 — Seattle, U.S.

Meet fellow travelers and expedition staff at a festive welcome dinner. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

June 11-13 — Kyoto and Nara, Japan

After crossing the International Date Line and losing a day en route, we arrive in Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital for more than 1,000 years. The city is a wealth of cultural riches, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the revered temples and shrines of Kyoto and Nara. Take a class on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement or participate in a tea ceremony. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Upgrade option: Hiiragiya Ryokan (one night; limited availability)

June 14-16 — Ulan Bator and Gobi Desert, Mongolia

In Mongolia nomadic people and wildlife dominate undisturbed landscapes, and the horse is the most common mode of transport outside urban areas. In the capital city Ulan Bator explore the Gandan Monastery, one of the few to survive the religious purges of 1937. Venture into the Gobi Desert to experience dramatic landscapes along with time-honored Mongolian hospitality. Three Camel Lodge and Blue Sky Hotel and Tower

June 17-18 — Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, Russia

Known as the “Paris of Siberia,” Irkutsk was built from Russian nobility exiled in the early 19th century. See a classical concert at the colorful Volkonsky Manor. Travel to nearby Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world’s oldest and deepest lake. Cruise the deep blue waters, enjoy a traditional folk dance performance and explore the surrounding pine forest. Courtyard by Marriott

June 19-21 — Moscow

Explore Russia’s capital, a cosmopolitan hub of old and new Russia. In the heart of the city, visit the Kremlin and Armory, one of the oldest museums in the city, and Red Square. Other excursions include an exploration of Novodevichy Convent, also known as New Maiden’s Convent, a cruise along the Moscow River and an evening performance at one of the city’s many performing arts theaters. The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

June 22-25 — Longyearbyen, Norway (Four-night Arctic Sea Cruise)

From the world’s northernmost town, embark on a sea expedition through Norway’s outstanding Arctic environment. Get an up close look at wildlife, including the elusive polar bear, reindeer, whales, seals and walruses. Observe Norway’s majestic fjords, icebergs and glaciers. Along the way, we stop for adventures on kayaks and hikes on the tundra. M/V Sea Explorer

June 26-28 — Reykjavik, Iceland

In the summer, this colorful capital city enjoys 22 splendid hours of sunlight. The seemingly endless days allow for plenty of time to explore the city’s European cafes and modern dining scene, and enjoy outdoor adventures. Relax in the natural hot springs of the Blue Lagoon. Go whale watching or see Iceland’s famous geysers, or hike in Heidmork Nature Reserve. Hotel Borg

June 29 —Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Before returning home, we make a day trip to Kangerlussuaq, a town of just over 500 residents in western Greenland. Take all-terrain vehicles out on Russell Glacier. Celebrate the end of the journey with a barbecue lunch surrounded by exceptional natural beauty.

June 29-30 — Boston, U.S., Home

Fly to Boston and relax overnight before catching your independent flight home. Four Seasons Hotel Boston