The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one night at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This seasonal, fly-in base camp is truly a unique North Pole experience and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of a limited group to land on a runway made of ice, and take up temporary residence at this unequalled base camp on the frozen Arctic Ocean.
Established each year to be a functioning Russian science and logistics station, the site is operated by the Expeditionary Center for the Russian Geographical Society. Among your fellow guests and base staff, you may meet scientists, pilots, mechanics, engineers, and explorers.
This expedition offers a fully-guided opportunity to achieve the North Pole by helicopter. Guests will enjoy heated facilities and hearty meals, all accessible within an approx. 2.5 hour flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway).
Length of Travel: 3 days
Itinerary in Brief
- Fly-in to one of the most remote and extraordinary expedition base camps in the world
- Reach the top of the world by Antonov AN-74 aircraft and Mi8 helicopter
- Learn first hand about the scientific and research activities being conducted at this research station
- Explore the unique culture of Longyearbyen, Norway before the base camp
Day 1 — Arrive Longyearbyen, Norway
Day 2 — Barneo Ice Camp and North Pole
Day 3 — Return to Longyearbyen
Upcoming Trips with this Itinerary: North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp