Duration (Barneo-Barneo): 8 days/ 7 nights
(Longyearbyen-Longyearbyen): 12 days/ 11 nights
A day before meeting at Longyearbyen airport, transfer to hotel, that you booked.
|1st day||Meeting with guide, collection of your expedition clothing kit, check your individual and group gear, general instruction, packing the expedition gear;
Information meeting, where our staff will brief you on the situation at the Barneo region, planned departure time and answer your questions;
19:00 Introductory dinner;
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.
The MI-8 helicopter will take us to the start point, chosen by the expedition leader and guide, depending on the ice conditions and prevalling ice drift. Here we will spend the rest of the day training our skills in dogteam driving and make a short trip around the camp.See also » One day of the ski expedition .»
|3th — 9th days||We move north. This tour contemplates not only dogsled driving but also a lot of skiing because each team consists of the guide and another member of the expedition, who drive the sled by turns. Apart from that, the path survey, helping the dogs with bridging the obstacles and things like these will be possibly required on the march. In the evening we stop to pitch our tents again for dining and resting before the last rush to the Pole.|
|10th 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 couple hours
Flight from Barneo to Longyearbyen on the AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration 2 h 30 min).
|The North Pole Certificate ceremony. Time and place are to be discussed with expedition participants and announced in advance.
Night at the hotel.
|12th 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 rights 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 regards to their safety. Please, see Terms and Conditions.