International Yachting Destinations of Northern Europe
More and more international yachting charters are heading north from the Mediterranean in search of new vistas. Scandinavia and the Baltic States in Northern Europe offer both cosmopolitan pleasures and spectacular countryside. Fjords and fir-studded hillsides, ancient castles and sparkling clean cities; you can find them all in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Scandinavia is a study in contrasts – your Northern Europe itinerary may combine quaint fishing villages with some of the world’s most modern ports. Denmark’s Copenhagen, which welcomes yachtsman with its famous Little Mermaid statue atop a rock in the harbor; Stockholm with its many bridges and its charming historic section, and Helsinki, Finland’s waterfront capital rich in culture and arts, are all well worth exploring. But the most unique attraction in this fairytale region is its breathtaking natural wonders, including Norway’s fjords and glaciers, Iceland’s icecaps and waterfalls and the archipelagos off Sweden and Denmark. You can lose yourself for days in these islands, picnicking on their sun-kissed shores and toasting the endless evenings in one beautiful anchorage after the next.
The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are also rich in history and natural wonders, but they offer the added attraction of being largely free of summer’s tourist throngs. Those in the know advise charter clients to book quickly, however, as these long-forgotten countries are sure to be discovered soon. Riga, Latvia’s capital, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unparalleled collection of art nouveau buildings. Another must-see city is Tallinn in Estonia, noted for its Medieval Old Town filled with winding cobblestone streets, soaring spires and vibrant markets, all surrounded by a protective wall complete with guard towers. A longer charter itinerary might continue on to Russia and the historic waterfront city of St. Petersburg, home of the world-renowned Hermitage Museum.
Each day should start with …
‘What do you want to do today?’
Once you have decided on the destination, there remain endless possibilities
Our charter agents frequently travel to locations far and wide inspecting yachts and visiting crew and are familiar with most favorite destinations. Their expertise is invaluable when it comes to assisting with your plans to maximize your quality time. If you are an active, on-the-go individual or simply prefer to relax with a book, or if you enjoy people watching or crave a trendy night spot, your charter agent can assist. Along with your captain and crew, we are here to ensure you have an exciting, fun-filled holiday.
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Here’s a hot tip FROM ONE OF OUR CHARTER EXPERTS ABOUT YOUR NORTHERN EUROPE YACHT CHARTER:
During the Norwegian summer season, the sun never sets north of the Arctic Circle. If the weather is good, you can see the sun for 24 hours a day. The light from this midnight sun is ethereal. We suggest doing activities that one wouldn’t normally do in the middle of the night, like playing a round of golf!