North Pole (50 Years of Victory) 2015 Itinerary

Take the ultimate expedition and voyage to the North Pole. Stand on top of the world at 90° north and feel the rush of experiencing something truly rare.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $27,745
      CAD $34,190
      AUD $33,530
      EUR €24,140
      GBP £16,830
      NZD $37,340
      ZAR R335,630
      CHF FR27,930
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jun 15, 2016 to Jul 9, 2016. View later North Pole ( 50 Years of Victory ) 2016.
50 Years of Victory, Arctic Ship

Polar bear

Day 1 Helsinki

Spend the night soaking up the vibes of Helsinki, Finland’s dynamic harbour capital.

Day 2 Embarkation Murmansk

Fly to Murmansk, Russia's most northerly city. Here you’ll get to know your ship, the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker.
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Days 3-6 Northbound in the Arctic Ocean

Feel the anticipation build as your vessel crushes through the ice pack of the Arctic Ocean. A helicopter flight above the ship gives incredible views of the vast, icy scenery below. The voyage to the North Pole can take anywhere from five to eight days, so take some time to bond with your shipmates, pass the hours with a drink or two at the bar or take a dip in the ship’s lap pool.
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Day 7 90° North

Few words can describe the rush one feels after finally reaching 90° north. This is it – the very top of the world, the one place on earth where every direction is south. Enjoy every second of the experience, in whatever way you choose. Take some time to reflect, or share the exhilaration with your fellow explorers. Celebrate with a champagne toast and a festive barbecue on the ice. Perhaps top off the occasion with an extra flourish and take a hot air balloon ride for a whole new perspective.
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Day 8 Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

As heart rates start slowing back to normal and the euphoria of the North Pole settles into an incredible memory, sit back and relax on the journey further south. Binoculars in hand, look out for polar bears hunting for seals along the way.
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Days 9-10 Franz Josef Land/the Arctic Ocean

Navigate an archipelago so remote that it was discovered after Antarctica. Franz Joseph Land lies entirely within the Arctic Circle and hosts a wealth of historical sites and captivating plant and animal life. Visit Cape Flora on Northbrook Island, home to buildings and ruins from three ill-fated Arctic expeditions. Explore by zodiac and helicopter to spot walrus and polar bears.
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Days 11-12 Southbound at Sea

The journey continues homewards. Share photos and memories with fellow travellers, or learn even more about the North Pole and the Arctic from your expedition team.
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Day 13 Disembarkation Murmansk

Set foot back on solid ground in Murmansk and return by charter flight to Helsinki, where you can enjoy one final night with new-found friends.
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Day 14 Helsinki

After breakfast, it’s time to part ways. Perhaps stay on to spend time exploring the Art Nouveau buildings and rugged coastlines of this stylish and welcoming city.