Double Degree ski expedition

Code: DD
Dates: 2-27 April 2023
Price: 52 500 euro

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.
Meeting with the Expedition leader, getting information about the place of start, fixing a schedule for communication. Filling bottles with fuel for stoves.

Snacks, tea, and coffee are served in Barneo mess-tent.
Boarding helicopter and loading sleds.
Taking off for place of start. Usually, it takes up to 2 hours between arriving at Barneo by plane and taking off by helicopter

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.

24th day

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


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