North Pole, Arctic

North Pole Holidays

Visit the very top of the world, the Geographical North Pole, this mystical spot in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, the axis on which our earth rotates. Reached only by icebreaker or a very long trek across the ice, this is somewhere you won’t find the average tourist.

Follow in the footsteps of history’s greatest explorers, whether you come in search of solitude in its magnificent landscapes, chanced sightings of the local Arctic wildlife or to experience the ethereal flickering of the Northern Lights, this vast wilderness on top of the world is as spellbinding as it is diverse.

Helicopter to the North Pole
Helicopter to the North Pole

Reach 90° North

The North Pole is the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth’s axis of rotation meets its surface. It should not be confused with the Magnetic North Pole. The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole found in the Antarctic continent. It defines geodetic latitude 90° north, as well as the direction of True North. While the South Pole lies on a continental landmass, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amidst waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice. This makes it impractical to construct a permanent station at the North Pole, unlike the South Pole.

North Pole, Arctic
North Pole

Voyage by Icebreaker

Dare to undertake this ultimate voyage by icebreaker ship and join that exclusive club of people who have reached one of the world’s most iconic destinations. Expeditionary voyages to the North Pole offer a good chance of polar bear sightings en route and include landings on remote Franz Josef Land. Due to the ice conditions, this trip has limited departures in July only. If you yearn to experience the Arctic but don’t yet feel ready for the far reaches of the North Pole, then we can also arrange expedition voyages to Spitsbergen, the kingdom of the polar bear, and polar cruises exploring the Canadian Arctic.

Polar Plunge, North Pole
Polar Plunge, North Pole

Voyage to the North Pole

Travel on-board a state of the art nuclear-powered icebreaker to the top of the world on this North Pole voyage, joining the exclusive club of humans who have arrived at this iconic and little-visited destination.

14 days

from £24,300 pp

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North Pole, Arctic

The Geographical North Pole

Visit the very top of the world, the Geographical North Pole, this mystical spot in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean is the axis on which earth rotates.

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North Pole, Arctic

Follow Great Explorers

Follow in the footsteps of history’s greatest explorers.

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Polar Bear and Cub, Canadian Arctic

Search for Polar Bears

Look out for the king of the Arctic – the polar bear.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Le Commandant Charcot £££££

Le Commandant Charcot bridges the gap between expeditionary and sophistication. She is unapologetically opulent, offering a la carte fine dining, an indoor swimming pool and a spa, yet the ship offers a full expeditionary program of activities and undertakes voyages to the geographic North Pole as well as a full traversal of the Northwest Passage.

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Polar Pioneer £££££

  • Spitsbergen

Robust, manoeuvrable, and limited to only 50 passengers on board, Polar Pioneer is the perfect vessel for an expeditionary cruise in the polar regions. Built in Finland in the early eighties, she was one of a fleet of ten ice-strengthened research vessels built for scientific research along Russia’s northern coast. Today, only two of these vessels are used for polar expeditions, so it is not surprising she is in such demand.

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Sylvia Earle £££££

Named after legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer and author, the Sylvia Earle pays tribute to its namesake’s long standing commitment to conservation and the protection of ocean wildlife. At the cutting edge of nautical technology, the Sylvia Earle is a robust and powerful vessel with an Ulstein X-BOW that adds extra stability and makes for a quicker transit through the waves. A glass atrium lounge inside the bow boasts views to the front of the ship and a state-of-the-art lecture theatre allows you to hear experts talk about culture, biology and wildlife.

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World Explorer £££££

A fast ship that counts a heated outdoor pool and polar library among its facilities, World Explorer is a refined and roomy expedition vessel that offers six tiers of deluxe accommodations. Each of the cabins and suites boasts a private walk-out or French balcony and are outfitted with all the essentials that you will need to feel comfortable.

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Stockholm £££££

A classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration, Stockholm underwent a refit to make her a comfortable cruising vessel in 1998 and has since spent more than 20 years navigating Svalbard.

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Sjoveien £££££

Built in Bergen in 1964 for the Norwegian Government, Sjoveien (meaning the Seaway) has been refurbished into an exclusive and classic passenger ship and has operated under private ownership since 2017.

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