Duration (Barneo-Barneo): 11 days/ 10 nights
(Krasnoyarsk-Krasnoyarsk): 14 days/ 13 nights
Arrival in Krasnoyarsk (Russia). Upon arrival into Krasnoyarsk (Russia), we will transfer you to your hotel.
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.
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.
Meeting with a guide, check your individual and group gear, general instruction.
Preparation for the training trip and packing the sleds.
Overnight at the hotel.
|Training trip in the Khatanga surrounding.
Packing and weighing the expedition sleds.
Overnight at the hotel.
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.
Meeting with Expedition Leader, getting information about the place of start, fixing 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
Night in a tent
|Days 4th to 12th
|Ski trek to the North Pole, overnight sleeping in the expedition tents on the drifting ice. The start point will be decided depending upon the ice and prevailing ice drift conditions. See also » One day of the ski expedition.»
|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 Khatanga.
Flight from Barneo to Khatanga by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 5 hrs).
Night in the hotel
|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.
* Barneo Ice Camp operates Khatanga 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.