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North Pole express
North Pole express

The Arctic expedition by helicopter

North Pole express
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

1 night
1 night
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Imagine standing where all lines of longitude converge, 90 degrees north. The Geographic North Pole. You will be among the few people who sleep on the drifting ice of the Arctic. 

North Pole express
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

1 night
1 night
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Experiences you'll have

The expedition to the North Pole

Built as a drifting polar research facility, but used by adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts alike, the expedition will have you mingling with scientists, skiers, and explorers from around the world. The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one night at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This seasonal, fly-in base camp is truly a unique North Pole experience and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of a limited group to land on a runway made of ice, and take up temporary residence at this unequalled base camp on the frozen Arctic Ocean.
 

During the expedition you will:

  • Fly in to one of the most remote and extraordinary expedition base camps in the world
  • Reach the top of the world by Antonov AN-74 aircraft and Mi8 helicopter
  • Learn firsthand about the scientific and research activities being conducted at this research station
  • Explore the unique culture of Longyearbyen, Norway before the base camp
     

Established each year to be a functioning Russian science and logistics station, the site is operated by the Expeditionary Center for the Russian Geographical Society. Among your fellow guests and base staff, you may meet scientists, pilots, mechanics, engineers, and explorers. This expedition offers a fully-guided opportunity to reach the North Pole by helicopter. The highlight of the trip is reaching the North Pole, and we employ the power and Arctic-tested ruggedness of Mi8 helicopters to do just that. Celebrate your achievement with a champagne toast and a satellite phone call to anywhere in the world.

 

Dates of operation may be altered due to weather and ice conditions. Please be aware of this when making international flight arrangements. Consider purchasing flexible, changeable airline tickets, or booking a one-way flight home after completing the expedition, to help reduce ticket change fees. These delays may not be covered by travel insurance.Trip interruption and cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

Itinerary

The journey begins on Svalbard, in Longyearbyen, which you must travel to on your own. We can help with the purchase of tickets. If necessary, leave a comment on the application.

Day 1 Arrive Longyearbyen, Norway

Upon arrival in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, you will be met at the airport by a member of our team. After settling in to your hotel, there will be a briefing about Barneo Ice Camp. You will be updated on current camp conditions, expedition details, and your departure the following day to 89° north. This evening the group will get together for a welcome dinner.

Day 2 Barneo Ice Camp and North Pole

We’ll transfer to the airport and board the special Antonov AN-74 aircraft for the approximately 2,5-hour flight to Barneo. One of the unique thrills of this expedition is landing on the ice runway at Barneo, a seasonal air strip constructed on the polar ice cap each year, and the only facility that allows external access to the base. Shortly after arriving at camp, we’ll have lunch and an introductory briefing will be conducted. 

After lunch, we’ll head to our final destination — the North Pole! The excitement mounts as you prepare for your Mi8 helicopter flight to the northernmost point on earth. Here there is only ice, and the Arctic Ocean is approximately 2,5 miles (4 km) deep at this point. Weather conditions are closely monitored, and the flight will be scheduled accordingly. We’ll aim to land at 90° north.


Once there, savor the moment — pose for pictures, walk around the world together, take it all in. You’ll spend about an hour here — walking, celebrating, and capturing those moments on camera – before the approximately 30-minute helicopter flight back to camp.Tonight, following dinner, you’ll rest up in your heated tent. 

Day 3 Return to Longyearbyen

After breakfast, you’ll have some time to wander around the camp and take in the last moments of your pristine surroundings before you bid farewell to Barneo Ice Camp and return to Longyearbyen. In Longyearbyen you may wish to visit the museum, shop for souvenirs, or just walk through the town before you depart.

The itinerary outlined above is only a sample of a typical expedition to Barneo Ice Camp. Day-to-day activities may vary and are also weather-dependent. Please note that all flights in the itinerary may be earlier or later than scheduled, depending on weather conditions.

North Pole express
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

1 night
1 night
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Accommodation during the trip

The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one night at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This temporary, fly-in camp site is truly the most unique North Pole experience and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of an exclusive group to land on the frozen runway and take up temporary residence on this unequalled floating site on the icy sea of the North Polar Basin.
 

Accommodations are in dormitory-style tents which sleep 10 to 12 people, and because your comfort is a priority, the tents are heated to 60°F to 65°F (15°C to 18 °C). The relaxed atmosphere at the camp and the friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

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Outside temperatures can range from minus 4°F to minus 25°F (minus 20°C to minus 30°C), so once you’ve taken some photographs and reveled in triumph, head back to camp and swap stories with your fellow travelers.

Booking

North Pole express

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

1 night
1 night
1 248 108 RUB
What's included in the price:
Extra charge:
  • Flights to Longyearbyen

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Flights to Longyearbyen

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