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North Pole express
North Pole express

The Arctic expedition by helicopter

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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
Start date
13 April 2019
  • 13 April 2019
End date:
15 April 2019
1 456 054 RUB

Imagine standing where all lines of longitude converge, 90 degrees north. The Geographic North Pole. You will be among the few first people who achieve the top of the Earth in 2019 and sleep on the drifting ice of the Arctic. 

Most popular
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
Start date
13 April 2019
  • 13 April 2019
End date:
15 April 2019
1 456 054 RUB

Experiences you'll have

The expedition to the North Pole

Helicopter expedition to the Arctic and visiting the world's northernmost ice base – these are the main features of upcoming trip to the North Pole. You will get a chance to learn all about the North pole firsthand: meet with scientists and see in what conditions the Arctic expeditions are held. You will feel like a real polar explorer, skiing an extreme distance on drifting ice under the dazzling polar sun.

 

If you wish, you can get even more exciting experience of visiting the North pole: swim in the pool with water from the Arctic ocean, visit the polar bath. And if you are mad of extreme sports we have special offers for you: ice diving and skydiving on top of the world. These options require an advance booking, so if necessary, leave a comment in the application.

 

The Arctic ocean is one of the most unpredictable and unfriendly places on our planet. Therefore, the program may be changed depending on weather, ice or other conditions. Please be aware of this and we strongly recommend you to take the trip interruption and cancellation insurance against the impossibility of full or partial participation in the expedition.

Itinerary

The journey begins on Svalbard, in Longyearbyen, wthere 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 in Longyearbyen

You will be met at the airport of Longyearbyen and taken to your hotel. Until the evening you will have free time to get acquainted with the northernmost settlement in the world.
 

Аn information briefing begins at 7 p.m. You will learn about the current situation in the area of the ice camp Barneo, the schedule of departure, will be able to ask all your questions.

 

At 8 p.m you will have a welcome dinner in one of the best restaurants in the city, where you can get acquainted with  the participants of the expedition.

Day 2 Achieving the 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. 

 

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 Day at the Barneo station

This day you will observe the work of scientific expeditions, the process of diving under the ice and the daily life of the drifting station. Visit lectures of scientists. Try yourself in the role of an polar explorer: you will ski a short distance on the drifting ice with a loaded sled.

 

Today you can take advantage of optional features in the camp Barneo: swim in a special ice pool in the waters of the Arctic ocean, take  the polar bath, dive under the ice or jump with a parachute (including in tandem). 

 

You returns to Spitsbergen, in Longyearbyen in the afternoon . Then you will be taken to the hotel or airport to return home.

Most popular
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
Start date
13 April 2019
  • 13 April 2019
End date:
15 April 2019
1 456 054 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

You will spend the first night in the hotel, that you should book by yourself in advance. 

 

The second day of expedition you will stay at the Barneo Ice Camp, located at 89° north. There are special tents, that can accomodate 10 up 12 people. Because your comfort is a priority, the tents are heated up to 60°F – 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

Most popular

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
1 456 054 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Flights Longyearbyen – Barneo – Longyearbyen

  • Flight by helicopter Barneo – North pole – Barneo

  • Accommodation on the ice base Barneo in heated tents

  • Full board on the base Barneo

  • All transfers according to the program

  • 2 sets of disposable tableware (plate, spoon, fork, cup) per person (for each visit to the dining room on the basis of Barneo) 

  • Memorable certificate of reaching the North pole

  • Solemn ceremony of certificates' awarding in the Barneo Polar Cafe

  • Guide services of Special Travel Club and pre-exposure materials

  • Baggage (up to 15 kg) at the base Barneo

Extra charge:
  • Flights to Longyearbyen

  • Transfers in Longyearbyen (except for those specified in the program) 

  • Alcoholic drinks (except for drinks at the welcome and farewell dinner)

  • Medical insurance covering emergency evacuation from hard-to-reach places

  • Baggage in excess to the base Barneo (+20 Euro/kg)

  • Clothing and personal equipment

  • Unexpected expenses related to flight delays

  • Souvenirs and postal services

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Flights Longyearbyen – Barneo – Longyearbyen

  • Flight by helicopter Barneo – North pole – Barneo

  • Accommodation on the ice base Barneo in heated tents

  • Full board on the base Barneo

  • All transfers according to the program

  • 2 sets of disposable tableware (plate, spoon, fork, cup) per person (for each visit to the dining room on the basis of Barneo) 

  • Memorable certificate of reaching the North pole

  • Solemn ceremony of certificates' awarding in the Barneo Polar Cafe

  • Guide services of Special Travel Club and pre-exposure materials

  • Baggage (up to 15 kg) at the base Barneo

  • Flights to Longyearbyen

  • Transfers in Longyearbyen (except for those specified in the program) 

  • Alcoholic drinks (except for drinks at the welcome and farewell dinner)

  • Medical insurance covering emergency evacuation from hard-to-reach places

  • Baggage in excess to the base Barneo (+20 Euro/kg)

  • Clothing and personal equipment

  • Unexpected expenses related to flight delays

  • Souvenirs and postal services

13 Apr 2019, Sat — 15 Apr 2019, Mon
1 456 054 RUB
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