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North Pole Last-Degree Ski Expedition

14 days with PolarExplorers   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
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Day 1
Meet in Longyearbyen. Transfer from airport to hotel. Unpack gear and relax. Opportunity to explore Longyearbyen. Welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2
Final equipment review, warm-up ski near Longyearbyen. Pre-flight briefing and transfer of all kit to the airport for weigh-in and pre loading.

Day 3
Fly to 89 degrees North latitude, strap on skis and head North!

Day 4-11
Ski north towards the Pole! Days are spent skiing and taking relatively short breaks. Evenings are spent setting up camp, preparing meals and relaxing with fellow expedition team members.

Day 12
Arrive at the geographic North Pole! Enjoy a Polar celebration with champagne, photographs, and plenty of photos. Call home and share the moment with friends or family! Camp in the vicinity of the North Pole

Day 13
Pick up by charter helicopter and fly back to 89 degrees. Board return flight to Longyearbyen. Hot showers and celebratory dinner!

Day 14
Breakfast at Longyearbyen lodge. Transport to airport. Flights home!

All This Included
Long days, arduous conditions and difficult conditions. Sound like fun? We think so! Each team member pulls his or her own sled weighing between 30-40 kilo (60-80 pounds). The skiing, though technically not difficult, is very rigorous and it requires excellent cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. But the pulling is not the hardest part of this expedition. That honor goes to keeping yourself warm, hydrated and energized 24 hours a day in sub zero temperatures. You must be fully self-aware and proactive to keep yourself safe, healthy, and happy. That may sound easy but it’s not. At any given moment you may feel exhilarated and accomplished or overwhelmed by difficult ice conditions. It’s all in a day’s work on this classic expedition that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
  • All group equipment
  • Ski system, sleeping system, team anorak, guide(s)
  • Communication & safety gear
  • North Pole certificate
  • Special polar gift
Accommodations
Expedition tents
Pre and Post Add-ons
Notes
  • The itinerary above is subject to change. When traveling to remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the ice, weather and other factors to determine the itinerary.
  • The prices shown above are subject to change and may fluctuate based on the current currency exchange rate.
  • Your level of skill and physical conditioning must be high as you may encounter adverse conditions that will test your abilities. You’ll spend both days and nights in some of the most extreme conditions the planet has to offer. You will test all your limits. Trip specific preparation is required, and you must obtain the consent of the trip leader to participate.
  • PolarExplorers five day Polar Shakedown Training is required for all participants on this expedition and is included in the cost of PolarExplorers' complete expedition package. Choose from two dates and locations; the first in Ely, Minnesota in late January; the second in April, just prior to the expedition in Longyearbyen, Norway.
  • Travel in the Polar regions requires flexibility. Delays are often the rule rather than the exception. PolarExplorers recommends that you get the most flexible air tickets that allow for changes.
  • If the Borneo Ice Camp is more than 60 nautical miles from the North Pole a surcharge may apply.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.