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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 $31,469 pp

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Follow Great Explorers

Follow in the footsteps of history’s greatest explorers.

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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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Search for Polar Bears

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

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Our adventure to the North Pole was everything we could have wished for and more. Sue made sure the logistics of our itinerary were seamless from start to finish.

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Frequently asked questions about North Pole

How many poles are there?

Depending on your point of view somewhere between 4 & 7, the geographic or “True North” where the earth’s axis of rotation meets the surface. Geomagnetic where the magnetic dipole meet the surface. Magnetic north – where geomagnetic field lines point vertically into the ground. Pole of Inaccessibility,’ the farthest point from any coastline.

Will I see polar bears on this trip?

There are never any guarantees but they are frequently sited on the sea ice so there is a good chance. Depending on the time taken to reach the pole there is normally a stop at Franz Josef Land.

Are helicopter flights included?

Yes, there are a number of occasions when you can take to the skies on the onboard helicopters and watch the ship crashing through the ice.

Can they cater for special meals?

Yes within reason, most diets can be catered for but do give us plenty of warning and mention it on your booking form.

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