Barneo Base Camp during our North Pole Flight

North Pole Flight

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North Pole Flight

Follow in the footsteps of aviation's greatest pioneers and stand at the top of the world. Your adventure begins in the bustling Arctic village of Longyearbyen, Norway. From there we'll fly to the Barneo Basecamp, our drifting home away from home and one of the most unique basecamps in the world. From Barneo we'll fly by helicopter to 90 degrees North - the Geographic North Pole. You never know what might be going on at the North Pole during your visit. It could be quiet, with nothing to look at but the sculpted snow and ice of the Polar Sea or there may be sky divers landing, expedition teams arriving, or a couple getting married. After spending time at the North Pole we'll return to the Barneo Basecamp for a night under the midnight sun, before heading back to Longyearbeyn the following day. 

Dates & Rates

2022 Dates: 

Tentatively April 15-18, 2022

2022 Price:

€23,000 per person (based on 2021 price, 2022 price to be confirmed soon)


Inclusions:

  • Pre-expedition assistance with all your Longyearbyen bookings (accommodations, special activities, etc.)

  • Pick up at the Longyearbyen airport and transfer to hotel

  • North Pole Flight

  • Accommodations and meals at the Barneo Basecamp

  • Use of our Satellite phone to call make a call from the North Pole

  • Custom North Pole certificate and award

  • "Ready-to-give" North Pole Powerpoint presentation for your personal use. 

A 25% deposit will hold your space. Payment in full is due by December 1, 2021. Must arrive in Longyearbyen at least one full day prior to the first expedition activities.

Itinerary

Pre Expedition: Arrive in Longyearbyen.

DAY 1

The morning is yours to explore Longyearbyen or participate in a guided snowmobile or dogsled tour (ask us for recommendations). In the afternoon we'll check your gear if we haven't already so you have time to visit stores for anylast minute necessities.  A pre-flight briefing is scheduled for the early evening. 

DAY 2

Weather permitting, you'll fly to 89 degrees North and touchdown at the Barneo Ice Camp. You'll be invited into the heated tents and welcomed to Barneo. This is one of the most unusual basecamps in the world and its precise location various with the drifting ice. Your trip to the North Pole will take place via MI-8 helicopter that is stationed at Barneo. The 20-40 minute flight will land you as close as possible to the geographic North Pole, where all time zones converge and every direction is south. A  celebration will ensue, including champagne toasts, photographs to document your arrival and a call home from the top of the world. The duration of our visit is largely determined by weather conditions and will likely last between 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Read the full itinerary here.

Qualifications

Our North Pole Flights are for people who want to experience the North Pole, but don't have the time, energy or funding to do a full expedition.

People on our flights have ranged in age from 1 to 81 years! All of these trips require that you can climb several stairs into and out of the plane as well as being able to walk across the uneven terrain of the pack ice. We can assist you as necessary.

 

 

Please contact us with further questions!

Equipment

Upon registration, you will receive a comprehensive gear guide that explains the importance of each item as well as gear recommendations from our past participants. Please contact us for more information about your personal gear and group gear for this expedition.

Several items on our equipment checklist are available from our store. 

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