White Nights and Midnight Suns
From 39 500€ per person
16 days / 15 nights
Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard, Norway, Lithuania, Russia
Private plane trip to discover the Scandinavian world and Northern Europe
Next departure: Saturday 17 June 2023
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A few days before the summer solstice, we will leave Paris (48°N) and begin our aerial cruise over the mythical 66th parallel North (66°N), where the midnight sun shines and the nights are white.
Next departure: Saturday 17 June 2023
Your itinerary in brief
|Days 1 to 3||Faroe Islands - The Land of Can Be|
|Days 3 to 5||Iceland - Land of Ice and Fire|
|Days 5 to 8||Ilulissat - The Arctic Circle|
|Days 8 to 10||Spitzbergen - Off the North Pole|
|Days 10 to 11||Tromsø - The Gateway to the Arctic|
|Days 11 to 13||Vilnius - The Land of Amber|
|Days 13 to 16||Saint Petersburg - Imperial Russia|
Highlights of the trip
Days 1 to 3
Faroe Islands - The Land of Can Be
Days 3 to 5
Iceland - Land of Ice and Fire
We arrive in Reykjavik (64°N), the capital of Iceland, on the day of the summer solstice, a central astronomical event in the royal sagas.
Two degrees from the Arctic Circle, the sun sets on the horizon and you enter one of the longest days of your life; it will last eight days.
A land of ice with roaring volcanic activity, the island's interior is virtually uninhabited. You will visit the Perlan Museum, which will introduce you to the specifics of Icelandic nature upon arrival. The next day, you will enter the interior, passing by the Geysir geothermal field, the Gullfoss waterfalls and the Parliament plains, the historic heart of the Icelandic nation where the village chiefs used to sit.
Days 5 to 8
Ilulissat - The Arctic Circle
Days 8 to 10
Spitzbergen - Off the North Pole
Days 10 to 11
Tromsø - The Gateway to the Arctic
Days 11 to 13
Vilnius - The Land of Amber
We reach Vilnius (54°N), capital of Lithuania.
Tonight you will see the sun dip below the horizon, giving way to a luminous twilight known as the 'white night'.
The historic centre of this medieval city is one of the largest in Europe, with buildings in the Baroque, Gothic, Classical and Renaissance styles. In a hot air balloon, you can fly over this beautiful ensemble in the silence of the early morning. Before leaving, you will visit Trakai, a lake region where Lithuanians live alongside Russians and Poles.
Days 13 to 16
Saint Petersburg - Imperial Russia
Carefully selected by the Ciels du Monde team, discover the accommodations of your trip.
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands****
Hotel Borg by Keahotels****
Clarion Hotel The Edge****
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius*****
St. Petersburg, Russia
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe*****
Next departure dates
Saturday 17 June to Sunday 2 July 2023
Sunday 16 June to Monday 1 July 2024
Prices and conditions
General Terms and Conditions of Sale
THE PRICE INCLUDES :
- The trip according to the number of days indicated by private plane (assigned seat for the entire trip),
- Accommodation in shared rooms in 5* hotels (local standard) or in the best accommodation available on the destination,
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the entire trip,
- Drinks on board the aircraft (champagne*, spirits*, wine*, beer*, soft drinks) and standard drinks at meals (wine,* mineral water, beer* and soft drinks),
- All transfers, excursions and visits included in the programme by coach, minibus, boat, 4×4 vehicle, train with French-speaking local guides (other languages, please consult us)
- The services of a cruise director and his team of escorts, a French-speaking doctor and/or nurse throughout the trip,
- Party nights according to the programme,
- All visa, immigration and customs formalities and baggage handling subject to local law in some countries,
- Luggage allowance: 1 or 2 pieces of luggage per person depending on the type of aircraft and/or the duration of the trip,
- Repatriation assistance insurance, airport taxes, various issue fees,
(*) alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
- Drinks outside the programme (bars, minibar, etc.),
- Expenses of a personal nature (telephone, laundry, etc.),
- Optional excursions (to be found on each product sheet),
- Double room for single use (so-called "single room supplement") : consult us,
- Accommodation in Suites : consult us,
- Private excursions (guide and driver) at each port of call for two people or small groups: consult us,
- Pre/post arrival package in Paris including domestic flight or train, transfers and 2 nights in a 4* hotel: 850€ per person.
Our visa service will take care of all the visa procedures on presentation of the information to be provided after confirmation of your booking.
This service, worth an average of €300, is offered free of charge to all passengers.
As an indication, EU nationals must provide a passport valid for 6 months after the date of return with 4 free pages.
REGISTRATION CONDITIONS :
Registration form duly completed and signed, returned by e-mail (scan) or post.
30 % from travel to booking
45 % of the trip, 90 days before departure
25% of the trip, 45 days before departure
Optional multi-risk cancellation insurance not included but highly recommended, to be taken out at the time of booking, for an amount equal to 6 % of the total amount of the trip.
Details of the conditions can be found in the insurance company's brochure enclosed with the application.
CANCELLATION POLICY :
All cancellations must be communicated by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt and will incur the following cancellation fees depending on the date of receipt:
|180 days or more before departure|
10 % of the cost of the trip
|179 to 120 days before departure|
30 % of the cost of the trip
|119 to 90 days before departure|
40 % of the cost of the trip
|89 to 60 days before departure|
50 % of the cost of the trip
|59 to 30 days before departure|
75 % of the cost of the trip
|Less than 30 days before departure|
100 % of the cost of the trip
AFTER SALE :
All complaints must be sent as soon as possible and at the latest 20 days after the date of return by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, enclosing supporting documents to
Skies of the World
29 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
PRICES AND TERMS OF DELIVERY :
Our prices are payable in Euros (€) and are firm, but may be subject to revision, in accordance with the conditions described below and the terms of the General Conditions of Sale, and Articles R.211-3 to R.211-11 of the Tourism Code.
Our prices are based on the economic conditions prevailing in 2022, including accommodation, transport, fuel, taxes and the exchange rate of the US dollar and the currencies of the countries concerned.
Airlines, aircraft types and airports are subject to change without notice and are given as an indication only. Likewise, some scheduled stopovers may be replaced, cancelled or reversed due to security criteria or external parameters beyond the organiser's control and impossible to anticipate when the trips are published on our 2022 commercial media. The same applies to certain hotels and excursions that could not be offered in the end for reasons of force majeure. These services will be replaced by similar services at least equal to those initially planned.
The trip may be cancelled if the group does not reach the minimum number of participants required for the type of aircraft. In the event of cancellation of the trip due to lack of participants or a significant increase in the price of the trip due to the exchange rate or to the increase in particular of taxes or oil, the customer will be informed at the latest 30 days before the departure. The client will have a period of 8 days from receipt of the notification to accept the new proposal or to request the cancellation of his registration, which will result in the reimbursement of the sums paid by the client, however, no compensation can be claimed.
In the event of cancellation due to force majeure, the client may not claim any compensation. Force majeure is characterised by the unpredictability, irresistibility and exteriority of the event that prevented the execution of the contract (C. civ. art. 1148).
In the event of voluntary interruption of the trip by the client, the latter shall not be entitled to any reimbursement, even partial, of either transport services or other services, the only exception being total or partial coverage by an insurance company depending on the contract taken out and within the limits of the latter only.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We actively support local initiatives that have been carefully selected for their positive impact on the environment. We work with our local partners to introduce you to these destinations through tours designed to preserve nature and respect the local population. We develop partnerships with international NGOs to deliver medical and educational supplies to selected destinations.