Photo: LEGEND-credit Quin BISSET
Christmas is just around the corner, filling many of us with child-like excitement. But for those who have not yet started Christmas shopping, there is also another feeling; that feeling of panic, that will only disappear once we have found the perfect presents for our loved ones. Some people are harder to shop for than others, but we’ve always found that the gift of travel impresses even the most discerning family or friends. Luckily, Christmas 2019 offers a truly amazing adventure gift – an unforgettable luxury superyacht trip around Arctic Greenland.
Not only does an ‘experience gift’ create a memory they’ll remember for years to come, but it can also double up as an extra present for you. After all, they’ll want to take someone along as their plus one! Here’s what this trip offers…
Spring’s arrival in Arctic Greenland is an incredible thing to witness; your lucky loved one will be awe-struck by the stunning crystalized landscape, benefitting from the longer, sunnier days that April brings. This is the perfect time for a range of adventurous activities; enjoy freshly-fallen virgin powder while heli-skiing, dog sledding or hiking; spot rare sealife returning from summer migration when ice diving or kayaking; watch out for the elusive Aurora Borealis, with April being this season’s last chance to catch it. Join a small group of guests on an ultra-luxurious superyacht escape around this untouched landscape, enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences that they couldn’t experience anywhere else.
Luxury yacht LEGEND is one of the planet’s most incredible vessels, decked out in a palate of classic woods with endless chic features. Some 77.4m of fine furnishings and amazing amenities, your loved one can look forward to a fully-equipped gym, perfect for keeping up any exercise regime, a 14-seater cinema well-suited to cosy nights in, a grand piano for the musically gifted, and whiskey bars scattered throughout the vessel, meaning they are never too far from a warming tipple. A Balinese-style spa also hosts a dedicated therapist with a treatment room, an 8-person Jacuzzi and a sauna. Stepping outside, M/Y LEGEND offers a large, 16-person Jacuzzi with a waterfall feature, a BBQ area, and even an outdoor bar; the gift of travel never looked more tempting.
The rooms of this superyacht charter are a vision to behold, with five cabin options depending on how generous you want to be – options start at €50,000 for an all-inclusive cabin for the week (including all activities, food, and drink), and each one is more lavish than the last. The most pricey is the Owner’s Suite, which spans 63 sqm and has its own living area, a walk-in wardrobe, plus his and her bathrooms – each with its own Jacuzzi, of course!
Be whisked away by the yacht’s own helicopter up to the snowy peaks of Greenland’s wilderness, from which they can ski down exhilarating slopes untouched by anyone else. An expert guide leads small groups through the fresh powder that covers everything from flat glaciers to steep couloirs, and with runs that end right at the sea’s edge, your loved one will feel like they are on top of the world.
This gift of travel even extends to being pulled through peaceful, snowy landscapes by our favorite four-legged friends. Greenlandic sled dogs only live within the Arctic circle, making this a unique experience to get to know this majestic animal. And for more spectacular views of the mountains, they can take a guided hike or snowmobile safari to the top of the frozen fells.
For wildlife lovers, this LEGEND yacht escape also has so much to offer. They’ll explore small islands and fjords by kayak or zodiac – the perfect opportunity to spot seals, walruses, and caribou, not to mention the rare humpback whale, returning from its summer migration. While for experienced divers, there is a chance to go ice diving, exploring the diverse and vibrant sea life that exists under Greenland’s icy surface, all the while enjoying a dreamlike underwater scene that will stay with them years after they return.
Think the gift of travel in Greenland could be this year’s perfect present? Contact the charter team at Y.CO yacht brokerage to start planning the adventure.