Follow the midnight sun to the world’s northernmost reaches and experience the Northern Hemisphere's most exciting destinations during a 23-day journey by private jet. Explore Russia’s wild Kamchatka Peninsula, stay in Mongolia’s dramatic Gobi Desert, and soar over Greenland’s starkly beautiful fjords and glaciers. 

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 Ilulissat, Greenland  Colorful Riga  Riga, Latvia  Riga's Town Hall Square  Lake Tjörnin in Reykjavík, Iceland  The port town of Djúpivogur in Iceland  Iceland's Blue Lagoon  Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland  The shore of Lake Baikal in Russia  The Trans-Siberian Express approaches Lake Baikal   Russia's Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest lake  Serafim Sarovsky Cathedral In Khabarovsk, Russia  Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula  Icebergs in a fjord in Greenland  Helsinki Cathedral in Finland  View of Uspenski Cathedral at night in Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki's old port.   House of the Blackheads in Riga

Northern Summer by Private Jet

A Journey Around the World Featuring Russia's Golden Eagle Train

23 days from $81,950

Follow the midnight sun to the world’s northernmost reaches and experience the Northern Hemisphere's most exciting destinations during a 23-day journey by private jet. Explore Russia’s wild Kamchatka Peninsula, stay in Mongolia’s dramatic Gobi Desert, and soar over Greenland’s starkly beautiful fjords and glaciers. 

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Overview

Experience the Midnight Sun in some of the most exceptional places on Earth on this new journey.

Highlights Include

  • In far eastern Russia, explore the scenic Kamchatka Peninsula, then board the Golden Eagle train in Vladivostok for a four-night train journey across the Siberian landscape.
  • Enjoy time-honored Mongolian hospitality in the Gobi Desert and learn more about the culture at the Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar.
  • Visit the Baltic capitals of Riga, Helsinki, and Tallinn where you’ll be immersed in the cultural milieu of exceptional architecture, music, history, and World Heritage sites.
  • Stand in awe at Iceland’s Gulfoss waterfall and famous geysers and soak in the natural hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.
  • And in western Greenland, enjoy a flightseeing tour over the Ilulissat Icefjord, take an easy hike to a glacier, cruise past the expansive Eqi Glacier, and explore Inuit ruins at Sermermiut. 

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2018 Itinerary

Day 1 — Seattle

Meet fellow travelers and expedition staff at a festive welcome dinner. (D)

Days 2-4 — Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Cross the international date line, losing a day before landing in Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula. View the ice-capped Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes from a hike along Camel Mountain, or on a boat cruise along the Pacific Coast, where you can also spot bird colonies (B,L,D)

Days 5-8 — Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Ulan-Ude and Lake Baikal, Russia (Trans-Siberian Rail Journey)

Visit a preserved World War II submarine and the Vladivostok fortress before embarking on the well-appointed Golden Eagle train. Watch the seemingly endless Siberian landscape unfold from your cabin. Learn about the unique history of Russia’s remote "Far East" at the Khabarovsk Regional Museum. In Ulan-Ude, step back in time at the Old Believer’s village, where a small community has maintained their traditional way of life for centuries. As the train approaches Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, stop for photos and a refreshing swim before enjoying a picnic on the shores. (B,L,D)

Days 9-11 — Ulaanbaatar and Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Nomadic people and wildlife dominate Mongolia’s undisturbed landscapes, where the horse is the most common mode of transport outside urban areas. In the capital city Ulaanbaatar, stay at the deluxe Shangri-La Hotel and 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. Accommodations available at the Three Camel Lodge or Terelj Hotel. (B,L,D)

Days 12-13 — Riga, Latvia

Gothic spires, stunning Art Deco buildings, and Soviet-style blocks harmoniously coexist in Latvia’s capital, Riga, founded in the 13th century. Explore the Riga Art Nouveau Museum, once the apartment of famed Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, and the neoclassical National Opera House. Experience Latvia’s somber past at the Salaspils Memorial and visit the country’s only synagogue to survive Nazi occupation. (B,L,D)

Days 14-16 — Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s vibrant capital comes to life during long summer days. Stroll down the Esplanade, a lush greenway flanked by lively streets filled with boutique and cafes. Peruse the stalls at Old Market Hall, which has operated since the 19th century. Explore the unique Temppeliaukio Church, carved directly into the bedrock, and the Suomenlinna, a maritime fortress and World Heritage site. (B,L,D)

Day 16 — Tallinn, Estonia

Take a day trip across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets of Tallinn’s medieval Old Town, past spired churches and red-tiled buildings, before exploring the contrasts of its modern city center. Return to Helsinki for a night. (B,L,D)

Days 17-19 — 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 modern dining scene and embark on outdoor adventures. Soak in the natural hot springs of the Blue Lagoon. See Iceland’s famous geysers, refresh in the mists of Gullfoss, or hike in Heidmork Nature Reserve. (B,L,D)

Days 20-21 — Ilulissat, Greenland

Land in western Greenland and take a charter flight to the remote town of Ilulissat. Marvel at the spectacular landscape on a flightseeing tour over the Ilulissat Icefjord, followed by an easy hike to the glacier. Cruise past the expansive Eqi Glacier for a chance to see icebergs in formation and explore the Inuit ruins at Sermermiut. (B,L,D)

Days 22-23 —Boston, Home

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

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)