The North Pole
A totally unique voyage and ultimate travel experience! (We also offer air expeditions to the South Pole).
The nuclear-powered Icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory (128 passengers) is used to keep Russia’s frozen Northern Sea Route open for shipping in the winter months. This incredible ship can generate 75,000 horsepower and stay at sea for up to 4 years, she can travel through open water at over 20 knots and is the largest icebreaker ever built, the first of a new class.
For this expedition the vessel will plough due north through the high Arctic pack ice to the Pole itself, 90 degrees north. Stand on the ice at the top of the world and, for the very brave, join the North Pole Swimming Club! The helicopters allow stunning views of this pristine wilderness and your ship breaking ice from the air! The return journey is planned to include Franz Joseph Land, for scenery and wildlife such as Polar Bears, seals and seabirds. A totally unique voyage and ultimate travel experience! (We also offer air expeditions to the South Pole).
Day 1: Embark vessel at Murmansk and sail.
Days 2-6 : At sea, heading north into pack ice.
Day 7: The North Pole
Day 8: At sea, pack ice heading south
Days: 9-10 Franz Josef Land, landings planned.
Days 11-12: At sea, heading south.
Day 13: Disembark Murmansk.
Please note: All itineraries are subject to weather, local conditions and final approval by the relevant authorities.
Dates: 17rd – 30th June & 28rd June – 11th July
Twin share from £23,839 per person.
Single cabins on request.
Return charter flights from and to Helsinki, pre-cruise hotel night and all transfers £1535pp
These unique Arctic icebreaker voyages include a pre cruise hotel stay for one night with breakfast (Helsinki), group transfers to/from vessel in Murmansk, comprehensive pre-trip information, all meals aboard ship, free tea/coffee/bottled water aboard ship, beer and wine with dinner, services of expedition team, Zodiac and helicopter excursions and landings, group charter flights (from and to cities indicated), voyage certificate, boot loan service, complimentary parka coat and post-trip USB with photos and video. Emergency evacuation insurance, US$500,000pp.
Prices exclude: International flights to and from indicated gateway cities, gratuities (suggested US$15 pp per day aboard vessel), airport transfers in Helsinki, travel insurance and other drinks and items of a personal nature.
The ship has a bar and lounge, library, gift shop, lecture auditorium, plunge pool, gym and saunas. All cabins are outside with window and private facilities (the stunning views will be free) and food onboard happens to be superb. World-class expedition teams, including naturalists and professional photographers, will accompany you on your voyage. Photographic opportunities will be superb. Single cabins are available on request but bookings can happily be made on a share basis. All prices are subject to exchange rates.
More detailed information and a full colour brochure for these voyages is available from us.
Dates: 17th – 30th June & 28th June – 11th July