5 days from 28 500 / person

Expedition «The Night on the Top of the World»

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You're expected to have an unforgettable journey to the ice base Barneo by AN-74 airplane and from there to the North Pole on board of MI-8 helicopter.

Ice aviation airplanes depart to Barneo from Khatanga with technical landing at Baranova Cape (Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago).

You will reach the North Pole and join the select number of people who have spent the night on the drifting Arctic ice!


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

helicopter expedition to the North Pole

1 night in the unique ice camp Barneo

an opportunity to visit a real drifting ice station

walk among the «white silence» under the dazzling polar midnight sun 

opportunity to become a polar «extreme»: to pass a short distance on skis and with loaded sledges (on request)

chance to communicate with real polar scientists working in the ice camp

opportunity to take a steam in a polar bath (additional option)

opportunity to swim at the North Pole (additional option)

visit to museums of Khatanga town

visiting Krasnoyarsk city and chance to explore «the heart of Siberia»

Cape Baranova, Severnaya Zemlya archipelago

Difficulty: a consultation required
Group size: 10 pax
Participation with children: from 18 years old
Duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Tent — 1 night Hotel — 3 nights
from 28 500 / person

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Krasnoyarsk

Arrival in Krasnoyarsk. Upon arrival – transfer to your hotel (not included in the tour).

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.

* NB! You must arrive in Krasnoyarsk at least one day before your flight to Khatanga and plan your flight home the day after your return from Khatanga.

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Day 2. Flight to Khatanga. Acquaintance with lifestyle of indigenous peoples

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).

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.

Excursion to the Museum of Nature and Ethnography at the Taimyr Reserve.

Visit to the Folk Art Center, acquaintance with everyday life and crafts of indigenous peoples.

Excursion to the Mammoth Ice Museum.

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

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Shower available

Day 3. Ice base Barneo. Helicopter flight to the North Pole

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.

Accommodation will be provided in the heated tents of the Ice Camp (each tent comfortably accommodates 10-12 persons).

MI-8 helicopter takes you to the geographic North Pole at first chance, depending on weather and ice conditions (approx. flight duration: 40 min).

Celebration of the arrival at the North Pole right on spot! You will have about 1 hour at the North Pole.

Return to the ice base Barneo by MI-8 helicopter, approx. flight duration: 40 min.

Full catering during your stay at ice base Barneo.

The North Pole Certificate ceremony at Barneo’s the most Northern Polar Cafe.

Free time on ice in the unexampled close distance to the North Pole. Sleeping in the heated tent at Barneo Ice base.

* Barneo Ice Camp operates Krasnoyarsk time.

Accommodation in tents

Electricity available

No connection

No shower

Day 4. Flight to Khatanga

Full catering during your stay at ice base Barneo.

Flight from Barneo to Khatanga by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight duration: 5 hrs).

Accommodation and meal in Khatanga (hotel Mamont Inn).

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

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Shower available

Day 5. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. End of the tour

Breakfast in Khatanga hotel.

Flight from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk by AN-74 aircraft (approx. flight

duration: 3 hrs 30 min).

Transfer to your hotel (not included in the tour).

End of the tour.

* 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, we reserve 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. 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.

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+ What is included in the price

  • visa support
  • transfers airport – hotel – airport in Krasnoyarsk in Day 1 and Day 5
  • flight Krasnoyarsk – Khatanga – Krasnoyarsk
  • accommodation and meal in Khatanga
  • flight Khatanga – Barneo – Khatanga
  • helicopter flight Barneo – North Pole – Barneo
  • stay at ice camp Barneo as described in the program
  • catering at ice camp Barneo
  • certificate of the North Pole achievement
  • Polar Guides at Barneo
  • 15 kg of luggage on Barneo flight
  • rent of the safety equipment (communication, navigation aid, weapon), 45 kg of baggage as free allowance
  • rent of the skis with binding and ski poles
  • rent of the cargo sled and tent
  • rent of the other group gear
  • stove fuel
  • certificate of the North Pole visit
  • festive ceremony in Khatanga

- What is not included

  • any airfares to/from Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
  • accommodation in Krasnoyarsk
  • catering in Krasnoyarsk
  • activities in Krasnoyarsk
  • alcoholic beverages
  • insurance against full or partial cancellation of the expedition, luggage insurance, life insurance (strongly recommended)
  • all unforeseen costs related to the flight delays
  • souvenirs and postal expenses
  • overweight baggage – 40 Euro / kilo

Price clarification

For every member of the expidition is obligatory to have med-evac insurance with a coverage up to 100 000 euro (not included in the tour price).

Clothes kit may be purchased for an additional cost if booked before 15.12.2023.

Tour map

How to get there

The tour starts and ends in Krasnoyarsk, it's 5 hours by flight from Moscow.
Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and other airlines operate direct scheduled flights from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk.

Meals

Meals included in the tour:

– meal in Khatanga 
– full catering at Barneo ice base before the flight to Krasnoyarsk
– meal at Barneo ice base/Khatanga before the flight to Krasnoyarsk, in a case of impossibility of a departure to Krasnoyarsk on weather, ice or other conditions

Not included in the tour:
– catering in Krasnoyarsk
– alcohol drinks

Meals not included in the price of the tour are paid independently on the spot.

Essential equipment list

Must-have
Recommended
Provided equipment

rent of the safety equipment (communication, navigation aid, weapon), 45 kg of baggage as free allowance

rent of the skis with binding and ski poles

rent of the cargo sled and tent

stove fuel

rent of the other group gear:

expedition tent: 1 for two persons

ski with binding and skins: 1 pair 

ski poles: 1 pair

cargo sled: 1

expedition class (-30 C°) sleeping bag

sleeping mats 40 mm

cooking stove with fuel, cooking utensils

litter bags

For a fee

clothes kit may be purchased for an additional cost if booked before 15.12.2023

F.A.Q.

Answers to popular questions
Are flight tickets included in the tour?
Flights Krasnoyarsk – Khatanga – Krasnoyarsk and Khatanga – ice base Barneo – Khatanga are included in the tour price.
Helicopter flight (Mi-8) on the route Ice base Barneo – North Pole – Ice base Barneo are also included.

But flight tickets to Krasnoyarsk and back are not included in the tour price. You can book them individually or we can help you with it.


Who can participate in the expidition?

Participation in The North Pole Joy is not extremely difficult, if you do not have a serious disability. There are no any special requirements to potential members of the expedition. 

If you are able to fly on the regular flights, it is most likely you can fly on the aircraft AN-74. AN-74 is a simple yet reliable and comfortable jet airplane, and MI-8 helicopter, though having a plain interior, meets all the safety requirements.

Barneo Ice Camp meets all the standards of the winter base-camp. It is equipped with heated tents for sleeping accommodation and large and comfortable mess-tent – our Polar Café.

Staying at the Barneo Ice Camp and the North Pole includes walks in the surrounding, exploration of the local ice summits (ice-hummocks of 1–2 m high), photographing etc.

Difficulty: a consultation required
Group size: 10 pax
Participation with children: from 18 years old
Duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Tent — 1 night Hotel — 3 nights
from 28 500 / person