North Pole Deluxe
The Ultimate North Pole Tour
Duration: 3 days/2 nights on the Arctic ice
Temperature Range: -20 to –35C
Challenge Level: 2
North Pole Deluxe takes you to the top of the world in style and comfort.
After supplying you with your protective polar clothing we depart Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen (Norway) on the 2.5 hour Antonov-74 flight to Ice Camp Barneo where you are welcomed by your Icetrek representative. Located at approximately 89 degrees north, Barneo is a temporary Russian station that caters for the exclusive band of travelers that visit the North Pole every year. It will be your home for the next three days.
At Borneo you will be escorted to your heated accommodation tent where you can make yourself at home. The tent is expansive and equipped with bunks and mattresses – a warm and comfortable haven. At the first opportunity we will fly in the Mi-8 helicopter 40 minutes to the North Pole. To stand at the apex of the Earth is a unique opportunity and you have at least an hour to soak up the experience. This enigmatic region is like no other on earth; an ocean where pressured ice and leads of open water dominate the landscape; where the skies are blessed with 24-hour daylight; the point at which so much exploration history rests. The North Pole has a rich history and your guide will be happy to relate stories of struggle and achievement from centuries of Arctic exploration. Your guide can also take you on a short walk or you can simply spend your time filming and photographing.
We return to Borneo for a celebratory dinner and evening of chatting with explorers, scientists, guides and pilots from all over the world. The communal ‘mess’ tent is the hub of social activities. Music, conversation, lectures and a souvenir shop are all found in this cocoon of warmth.
We return to Barneo where you remain for the next two nights, meeting people from all over the world – like-minded travelers, adventurous skiers, scientists, dog-mushers, scuba divers, artists, professional explorers and renowned polar pioneers. The communal ‘mess’ tent is not only a place to dine but it is also the hub of social activities. Music, conversation, lectures and a souvenir shop are all found in this cocoon of warmth.
On the third day we say goodbye to the Arctic Ocean and board the AN-74 for the return flight to Longyearbyen and transfer to your hotel.
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The carbon emissions of all polar flights north of Longyearbyen have been offset automatically and are included in the price. We encourage you to offset the remainder of your travel from home to Longyearbyen, including flights and accommodation, using our calculator.
"I learned a lot about myself and my limitations and how far I can push myself, which is further than I had imagined. I really enjoyed the friendships and the team aspects, it was a trip of a lifetime and I feel I would like to visit the 'backyard of ice' again sometime in the future."
Paul Bonney. Adelaide, Australia
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