It's being called the "second honeymoon."
Almost two months since they enjoyed a week in the eco-paradise that is the country of Seychelles, Prince William and Kate Middleton are sparking a frenzy in North America with a royal visit through towns and cities in Canada and, briefly, the United States. Day five of their trip took them into Canada's Northwest Territory and to the remote city of Yellowknife — only 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
The couple share a strong love of nature (William proposed in a rustic, off-grid hut in Kenya), so it's no surprise that some of Canada's incredible raw beauty would be a highlight on their itinerary. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, after participating in some local community events, William surprised Kate with a private plane ride to a small island named, appropriately enough, Honeymoon Island.
"Devoid of their entourage — including even their ever-present police bodyguards — the newlyweds feasted on local cranberries, bannock bread and Caribou steaks cooked over an open campfire in total peace and solitude," writes Rebecca English.
The pair also enjoyed a sight few on this planet ever see: the midnight sun. The stunning phenomenon occurs in summer months at higher latitudes where the sun remains visible at midnight. The opposite phenomenon, polar night, occurs in winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day.
"The midnight sunset here is regarded as the slowest sunset in the world and it is very spectacular," Mike Freeland, owner of Honeymoon Island, told the paper. "The island has a very special feeling and is incredibly romantic."
"Once you are there you are surrounded by nature," he added. "Only the sound of the occasional loon bird in the distance breaks the silence."
William and Kate reportedly told aides afterwards that the experience was "magical." The couple are expected to arrive in Los Angeles on July 8 and stay through July 10.