Follow the Midnight Sun to some of the world’s most exciting northern destinations during our newest journey by private jet! From the northernmost regions of Iceland to remote Faroe Island, the majestic fjords of Norway and picturesque towns and cities of the Baltics and Scotland, you'll savor long midsummer evenings as you explore these intriguing destinations.

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 The Faroe Islands. Credit: Marc Zimmer  Kayaking along the fjords of Norway  Charming port area of Copenhagen  Copenhagen's City Hall Square  Trakai Castle, Lithuania  The architecture of the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania  Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania  Riga, Latvia  Cityscape of Riga, Latvia  A main square in Riga, Latvia, with the House of the Blackheads  Lupines in northern Iceland  Town of Siglufjordur, Iceland  Breaching whale in Icelandic waters  Sunset over Alesund, Norway. Credit: Mike Benna  Puffins along the cliffs of Iceland  Small village on the Faroe Islands. Credit: LaChalan Gowen  Gasadalur, Faroe Islands. Credit: Marc Zimmer  Skyline of Edinburgh with St. Giles Church  The Royal Mile, Edinburgh  Scotland's Edinburgh Castle

Lands of the Midnight Sun: Northern Europe by Private Jet

18 days from $89,950

Follow the Midnight Sun to some of the world’s most exciting northern destinations during our newest journey by private jet! From the northernmost regions of Iceland to remote Faroe Island, the majestic fjords of Norway and picturesque towns and cities of the Baltics and Scotland, you'll savor long midsummer evenings as you explore these intriguing destinations.

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Tour Details

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The experience was truly fabulous – we will carry the glow of this wonderful experience forever. When we describe this adventure to others, our joy is evident as we relive the many delightful experiences and sights this tour provided. The memories give us continual delight. [Smithsonian Private Jet Journeys are] first rate in our view and we have told everyone that is the case.

- Past Private Jet Journey traveler

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Overview

Track the midnight sun across the North Atlantic, from the northernmost regions of Iceland to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Encounter hidden Baltic jewels like Vilnius and Riga, where the midsummer evenings are long and luxurious. Traveling by private jet allows easy access to far-flung destinations, such as the windswept Faroe Islands.

Highlights Include

  • Go off the beaten path in Vilnius as you stroll through the Republic of Uzupis, a vibrant neighborhood of artists, and the Stikliai area, the former Jewish quarter of the city.
  • Kayak through Norway’s iconic fjords for a unique vantage point on this serene landscape of cascading waterfalls and rugged mountains.
  • Sit down with a local family in the Faroe Islands to share a special home-cooked meal for a glimpse into island life on this remote archipelago.
  • Embark on a whale-watching adventure in northern Iceland aboard a privately chartered boat, keeping an eye out for when these massive creatures rise to the surface.
  • Explore the medieval town of Mir in the countryside outside Minsk, home to the opulent 16th-century Mir Castle, a World Heritage site.
  • Enjoy an exclusive tour of Copenhagen’s Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek led by a curator of the museum’s renowned collection, which includes more than 10,000 works of art.

The experience was truly fabulous – we will carry the glow of this wonderful experience forever. When we describe this adventure to others, our joy is evident as we relive the many delightful experiences and sights this tour provided. The memories give us continual delight. [Smithsonian Private Jet Journeys are] first rate in our view and we have told everyone that is the case.

- Past Private Jet Journey traveler

Itinerary

Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive in the Danish capital and meet fellow travelers and your journey staff for a celebratory dinner at the start of your journey. The following morning, stroll Copenhagen’s narrow streets, admiring the colorful buildings that line the waterfront. Or opt to view the city from the water on a refreshing canal cruise before departing for Minsk.

Days 2-4 – Minsk, Belarus

Discover Minsk, the cosmopolitan capital of Belarus. Visit the city’s museums and memorials that capture and commemorate a war-torn past. Then take in the impressive façades and ornate furnishings of two nearby castles that reveal the enduring splendor of this oft-overlooked nation.

Days 5-6 — Vilnius, Lithuania

With its remarkably preserved medieval buildings, Baroque architecture and artistic heritage, Vilnius is a Baltic gem waiting to be discovered. Join your expert local guide for a fascinating exploration of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, including the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then head west from Vilnius to Lake Galve and the legendary Trakai Island Castle.

Days 7-8 — Riga, Latvia

Founded in the 13th century, the Latvian capital of Riga combines an 800-year history with the irresistible charms of a modern metropolis. More than a third of all the structures in Riga were built at the height of the modernist era. Take in the richness of this style on guided walks around the city, or on a boat tour.

Days 9-10 — Siglufjordur, Iceland

From black-sand beaches to rugged fjords, Iceland’s stunning landscapes have been formed largely by volcanic activity over millions of years. Siglufjordur is the perfect launchpad for discovering northern Iceland's natural wonders or opt to soak in the charms of local life around town.

Days 9-10 Upgrade/Alternate Option – Fljot Valley, Iceland

Our uniquely situated accommodations offer the perfect gateway to the magnificent Icelandic landscape. Choose from a variety of activities to explore the spectacular mountains, rivers and lakes surrounding Deplar Farm, or spend long hours relaxing at the spa in pools heated by geothermal energy.

Days 11-13 — Alesund, Norway

Situated across seven small islands, Alesund is considered Norway’s most beautiful town. Enjoy a peaceful ferry ride through the surrounding fjords, paddle the waterways on sea kayaks, or stay on land to take in the modernist architecture that adorns many of the town’s buildings and residences.

Days 14-15 — Faroe Islands, Denmark

The isolated nature of the Faroe Islands means many of the archipelago’s natural treasures have remained virtually untouched. Visit the village of Kirkjubour, home to a 12th-century church and one of the world’s oldest inhabited wooden houses, before seeing the modern side of the islands in the capital, Torshavn. Share a meal with local residents for an intimate glimpse into the life of the islanders who call this remote paradise home.

Days 16-18 — Edinburgh, Scotland

Perched on rocky hills overlooking the sea, Scotland’s charming capital is a fitting place to mark the end of our journey across Northern Europe. Spend time exploring the city’s royal landmarks on privately guided tours before recapping your travels among new friends at a festive farewell dinner.

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