The North Pole custom expedition

Code: NPC
Dates: Upon request
Price: Upon request

Duration (Barneo-Barneo): depends on your desire
(Longyearbyen-Longyearbyen): depends on your desire


Example of a short expedition

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 sleds.

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 Information meeting, where our staff will brief you on the situation at the Barneo region, planned departure time, and answer your questions.

Packing and weighing the expedition sleds.

Overnight at the hotel.

4th 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 time 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

The MI-8 helicopter will take us to the start point, chosen by the expedition leader and guide, depending on the ice conditions and prevailing ice drift. Ski trek to the North Pole, which includes one overnight in the expedition tents on the drifting ice, gives us a chance to feel as real polar explorers for a short time. See also » One day of the ski expedition .»
Overnight at the tent.

5th day After breakfast and packing the sleds, we continue our voyage to the North Pole.
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. Flight from Barneo to Longyearbyen on the AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration 2 h 30 min).
6th day The North Pole Certificate ceremony. Time and place are to be discussed with expedition participants and announced in advance.

Night at the hotel.

7th day Free time. You have a chance to take part in Svalbard entertainment programs (for additional costs, advance 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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