Embark on an intimate journey to stay at the North Pole’s Barneo Ice Camp
Make history by becoming one of the few people to set foot on the North Pole. Start your journey in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, before boarding an Antonov AN-74 aircraft to Barneo Ice Camp. Situated at 89 degrees north, it is one of the most remote expedition base camps in the world and has to be constructed each year by an international team of experts. Only a handful of people are able to visit a year, and while here you’ll spend two-days learning about the scientific and research activities being conducted. Hear lectures and presentations about the history, geography and wildlife of the Arctic, including walrus, ringed seals, ribbon seals and polar bears. The pinnacle of this journey is boarding a Mi8 helicopter to the North Pole, the northernmost part of the world and a place rarely seen by humans. You’ll have plenty of time to celebrate this incredible achievement before heading back to Barneo Ice Camp to share stories about your time on the North Pole.
Spend a night at Barneo Ice Camp, one of the most remote scientific research stations on the planet
Mingle with scientists, engineers and explorers, learning first-hand about the research activities being conducted at the camp
Weather permitting, enjoy a fully-guided helicopter flight to the North Pole, landing on top of the world at 90° north. Very few people have set foot here before
Enjoy hearty meals and accommodation in comfortable, heated tents
Explore the unique and quirky culture of Longyearbyen, Norway
In the great white world of the Arctic, we are at the mercy of extreme weather. Dates of operation may be altered due to weather and ice conditions. Please be aware of this when making international flight arrangements. Consider purchasing flexible, changeable airline tickets, or booking a one-way flight home after completing the expedition. This itinerary is a sample of a typical expedition to Barneo Ice Camp. Day-to-day activities may vary and are thoroughly weather dependent, and flights may leave earlier or later than scheduled, especially the helicopter flight to the North Pole. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. Whatever happens, your expedition team will ensure you have an unforgettable journey.
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Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
Your trip is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
Our North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp 2017 trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
GO whilst you still can stand on the Arctic Ice Cap at the North Pole. Very few people do it, I don't think we realised how unique this is to do. Don't expect a red pole though, there isn't one, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Think about what you might like to do at the pole and be prepared with signs, outfits etc. Prepare for delays you are at the mercy of mother nature, out trip extended by 3 days.
Review submitted 28 Apr 2016