Duration (Barneo-Barneo): 21 days/ 20 nights
(Longyearbyen- Longyearbyen): 26 days/ 25 nights
A day before: meeting at Longyearbyen airport, transfer to hotel, that you booked.
|1st day||Meeting with a guide, check your individual and group gear, general instruction.
Preparation for the training trip and packing the sled.
19:00 Introductory dinner.
Overnight at the hotel
|2nd day||10:00 Training trip in the Longyearbyen surrounding.
Overnight at the hotel
|3rd day||16:00 -18:00 Information meeting, where our staff will brief you on the current situation at the Barneo region, planned departure time, and answer your questions.
Packing and weighting of the expedition sleds.
Overnight at the hotel.
|4 day||Transfer to the airport, security check, boarding.
Flight from Longyearbyen to Barneo (approx. flight duration: 2 hrs 30 min).
Acquaintance with Barneo Ice Camp, located at approximately 89 degrees North.
Snacks, tea, and coffee are served in Barneo mess-tent.
|days 5th to 22nd||We challenge the severe Arctic. Ski trek to the North Pole, overnight sleeping in the expedition tents on the drifting ice. The start point around 88° North will be decided depending upon ice conditions and prevailing drift See also «One day of the ski expedition».|
|23rd day||On arrival at the top of the globe, we will celebrate it. We will spend a few hours nearby the Pole before helicopter takes us back to Barneo Ice Camp.
Coffee, tea, and snacks for free and strong drinks for sale will be available in Barneo mess room while waiting for the plane from Longyearbyen. Usually, depending on the weather, it takes a couple of hours to fly from Barneo to Longyearbyen on the AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration 2 h 30 min).Transfer to your hotel. Night at the hotel.
|The North Pole Certificate ceremony. Time and place are to be discussed with expedition participants and announced in advance.
Night at the hotel.
|25th day||Free time. You have a chance to take part in Svalbard entertainment programs (for additional costs, booking required). Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
End of our service.
*Barneo Ice Camp operates Longyearbyen time.
Changes and amendments may apply to the program, depending on the weather, ice, or other conditions. It is important to consider possible delays or alterations and take them with patience. We strongly recommend you to acquire insurance against full or partial cancellation of the expedition.
Important: Each expedition to the North Pole is the ultimate adventure full of random factors. Though we are making all possible efforts to accomplish every expedition, VICAAR reserves the right to change or cancel an itinerary due to weather and/or ice conditions, group fitness, political situation, strikes, wars, revolutions, terrorism and/or other factors beyond its control. Such changes are to be made in our customers’ interests and with regard to their safety. Please, see Terms and Conditions