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The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. It defines geodetic latitude 90 North, as well as the direction of True North. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of longitude converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value. While the South Pole lies on a continental land mass, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amidst waters that are ...

Days
5
Group
1-10
Price
30 050
Deposit
5 000
Day 1
Arrival in Krasnoyarsk (Russia).Upon arrival into Krasnoyarsk (Russia), we will transfer you to your hotel.
You must arrive in Krasnoyarsk (Russia) at least one day before your flight to Khatanga and plan your flight home the day after your return from Khatanga.

Our staff will brief you on the current situation at the ice base Barneo, inform you about departure time to Khatanga, and answer any questions you might have.

Free time in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Day 2
Transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Flight from Krasnoyarsk to Khatanga by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 3 hrs 30 min).

Accommodation and meal in Khatanga (Hotel Mamont Inn, https://mamontinn.ru/)

At the hotel you will receive the message, when and where our Information meeting will take place. Our staff will brief you on the current situation at the ice base Barneo, inform you about polar flight departure time, and answer any questions you might have.

Excursion to the Museum of Nature and Ethnography at the Taimyr Reserve

Visit to the Folk Art Center, acquaintance with everyday life and crafts of indigenous peoples

Excursion to the Mammoth Ice Museum.

Night in the hotel
Day 3
Flight from Khatanga to Barneo by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 5 hrs).

One stop for refueling at Cape Baranova, Severnaya Zemlya archipelago.

Arrival at Barneo, acquaintance with ice base Barneo, located at 89 degree North.

Accommodation will be provided in the heated tents of the Ice Camp (each tent comfortably accommodates 10-12 persons).

MI-8 helicopter takes you to the geographic North Pole at first chance, depending on weather and ice conditions (approx. flight duration: 40 min).

Celebration of the arrival at the North Pole right on spot! You will have about 1 hour at the North Pole.

Return to the ice base Barneo by MI-8 helicopter, approx. flight duration: 40 min.

Full catering during your stay at ice base Barneo.

The North Pole Certificate ceremony at Barneos the most Northern Polar Cafe.

Free time on ice in the unexampled close distance to the North Pole. Sleeping in the heated tent at Barneo Ice base.
Day 4
Full catering during your stay at ice base Barneo.

Flight from Barneo to Khatanga by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 5 hrs).

Accommodation and meal in Khatanga (Hotel Mamont Inn, https://mamontinn.ru/)

Night in the hotel
Day 5
Breakfast in Khatanga (Hotel Mamont Inn, https://mamontinn.ru/) Flight from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 3 hrs 30 min). Transfer to your hotel. End of the tour

Deposit for reservations 5 000 €

Full payment 60 days before

No refund if you cancel less than 60 days!

Date
Guides
Price
Group
Date
April 11 - April 15, 2024
Guides
Price
30 050 €

Price includes

-meeting at Krasnoyarsk airport
-accommodation at the Mamont Inn hotel (1/2 dbl) in Khatanga for 1 night (12-13.04.15)
-welcome dinner
-air flights Krasnoyarsk - Khatanga - Ice Camp Barneo - Khatanga - Krasnoyarsk on An-74
-flights by helicopter Mi-8 Barneo - North Pole - Barneo
-use of the services of the Barneo ice camp
- accommodation at the Barneo ice base in heated tents (1 night)
-3 meals a day meals on Barneo
-disposable tableware on Barneo, 2 sets per day per person (plate, spoon, fork, cup)
-rent a sleeping bag, mat, cot
-security equipment
-memorable certificate of reaching the North Pole
-guide services
-baggage allowance (15 kg)

Price does not include

- air ticket to Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
- accommodation and meals in Krasnoyarsk
- alcohol
- all unforeseen expenses associated with flight delays
- escorting luggage to Barneo over 15 kg (40 euros/kg)
- trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended), luggage insurance

Arctica, North Pole,


Trip overview

Krasnoyarsk (Russia) - Khatanga - Barneo ice camp - North Pole - Barneo ice camp - Khatanga - Krasnoyarsk (Russia)


Why go there?

 The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. It defines geodetic latitude 90° North, as well as the direction of True North. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of longitude converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value. While the South Pole lies on a continental land mass, 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).    In recent years, journeys to the North Pole by air (landing by helicopter or on a runway prepared on the ice) or by icebreaker have become relatively common event, and are available to small groups of tourists through adventure holiday companies. The most exciting way is to reach the Pole by ski crossing last degree (111 km).


Tips guidelines (important information!)

You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.

10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.


By air and by land

Aircraft flights Longyearbyen Barneo Longyearbyen (AN-24 airplane)
Helicopter flights according to the programme (MI-8)


Staff

The personnel consists of the professional scientists and polar explorers - acting as logistics supervisors, lead guides and creators of the programs.


Weather

The air temperature in the Pole vicinity during the expedition period lies usually between -20 C and -35 C and it is good if you have endured it in the past. Apart that wind may dramatically increase cooling effect. Daily temperature deviations in the Arctic are not significant in April. Sun neither sets nor rises high over the horizon.


Personal gear

You should bring your own:
Thin underwear made of Polycolon (so-called thermal underwear): 1 set
Fleece jacket and trousers made of Polartec 300 or Polartec 200
Mittens or gloves you are usually using during the winter: 1 pair
Thick expedition socks: 2 pairs
Sunglasses 100% UV & IR: 1
Sun protection cream: SPF 40
Hygienic lipstick: SPF 40
Personal medical kit: medicine, you normally take along with aspirin, plaster, bandage, etc.
Large bag or rucksack for your gear: 1 or 2
Casual look garment for civilized places
P.S. Polartec 300 or 200 jacket and trousers could be replaced with your usual winter pullovers and long knit pants if worn over the thermal underwear.

Received from us and becomes your property:
Winter coat and trousers with Thinsulate insulation: 1 set
Expedition footwear: 1 pair
Expedition mittens: 1 pair
Woolen hat with Windstopper membrane: 1
Sleeping bag liner: 1
Free rented at Barneo ice camp:
Expedition class (-30 C) sleeping bag
Sleeping mats 40 mm
Camp-bed

Other useful things you might bring:
Compression bags and stuff sacks
Photo and video equipment