Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. After time to settle in, meet Geoffrey Kent and then get your first glimpse of the city on a private canal cruise, accompanied by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. See centuries-old architectural treasures, key government buildings and the latest in modern building designs, before arriving at a restaurant for your welcome dinner.
Copenhagen | Backstage at the Opera House
Spend a full day exploring this charming and historic capital. A highlight of the day is your private backstage tour of the iconic Copenhagen Opera House, one of the most stunning structures in the capital. Join the opera curator and tour the sets, costume rooms and orchestra pit. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit Amalienborg Palace, the seat of the Danish royal family, after it has closed to the public. Built for four noble families at the end of the 18th century, the palace complex consists of four distinct buildings, each with a dazzling rococo interior. Enjoy time at leisure before dining tonight in a restaurant located in Copenhagen’s highest tower.
Copenhagen | Hamlet’s Home
The northern section of the island of Zealand has recently become known as “the Danish Riviera” for its magnificent castles, beach-lined resorts and gorgeous scenery. Take in the Renaissance splendors of Frederiksborg Castle, built in the early 17th century. Since 1878, the castle has also housed the Museum of National History, making a walk through the castle a journey five centuries into the past. Following lunch, explore Kronborg Castle, better known as Elsinore, the setting for Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Hamlet. Tonight’s dinner takes place in a restaurant that was formerly a church, and includes a special three-course wine pairing menu.
Ilulissat, Greenland | Stunning Seaside City
Bid farewell to Denmark and board your NetJets flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Continue by local charter aircraft to seaside Ilulissat, where you are met and transferred to your modern, glacier-facing hotel. Home to Sermeq Kujalleq, the world’s most active glacier, Ilulissat is inhabited by people and sled dogs in near equal measure. Take a privately guided walking tour of the city’s old town, seeing the Danish trading station, fishing harbor, church and town museum. Dine this evening at your hotel.
Ilulissat | Icebergs & Glaciers
Skirt the rugged coastline by boat to Eqip glacier in hopes of seeing a calving. Sail to the remote hunters’ settlement of Rodebay for a brief village walk. After lunch, attempt sea kayaking and sail back to Ilulissat, searching for humpback whales en route. This evening, have dinner at a local restaurant. The following day, hike along the Ilulissat Icefjord to Sermermiut, an old Inuit settlement. After lunch at your hotel, flightsee by helicopter and privately sip cocktails atop the Inland Ice Cap. This evening, attend a festive dinner with folkloric music and dance.
Reykjavík, Iceland | Cultural Epicenter
Your journey continues by local charter flight from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq, and then via NetJets aircraft to Iceland. Arriving in vibrant Reykjavík, have lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, take a privately guided drive, seeing the parliament, cathedral and harbor, as well as the Hofdi house and majestic Harpa. Indulge in a traditional Icelandic dinner with local libations and a Viking storyteller. The next day, you may choose to travel by helicopter for a thrilling snowmobile adventure atop an icecap. Experience its wonders alongside a glaciologist and pause for an authentic lunch within a special hut. Alternately, discover Thingvellir National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the Vikings’ first parliament. Explore its geothermal pools and see an eruption at Strokkur. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Choose your dining venue for tonight from a handful of fine restaurants selected by Abercrombie & Kent.
Akureyri | Volcanic Vistas
Board your NetJets aircraft and fly to Akureyri. Upon arrival, join your expert local guide as you meet resident farmers, fishermen and brewers and sample blue mussels, beer, beef and fresh fish while learning about daily life. En route to your hotel, pause at Grjotagja — a lava cave — for a dip in its natural thermal spring. The following day, explore volcanic landscapes of the bird-filled Lake Mývatn area. Visit mystical Dimmuborgir; see the pseudo-craters at Skutustadir; and witness the mudpits, steam vents and boiling springs at Namaskard Geothermal Field. Continue to Víti, the volcanic lake within Krafla caldera. See the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. After some time at leisure, have dinner near Lake Mývatn.
Akureyri/Reykjavík | Breathtaking Blue Lagoon
Discover the beautiful Godafoss waterfall. Transfer to the airport, where your private NetJets aircraft returns you to Reykjavík. Upon arrival, have lunch at the Blue Lagoon, followed by a dip in the iconic, mineral-rich, spring-fed pool. You also have access to the exclusive lounge with its private lagoon, panoramic deck and direct access to the Blue Lagoon. Check in to your hotel. This evening, celebrate your journey with a private Icelandic farewell dinner, accompanied by a fortune telling from a rune reader and comedic entertainment.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your international flight home.