Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit
Approximately 128 Travelers
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
One night pre- and one night post-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast, accommodations aboard ship as indicated, all meals aboard ship, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks with meals, services of Expedition leader, all shore excursions and sightseeing, helicopter transfers and aerial sightseeing according to each day’s program, group transfers from the host hotel to the ship for embarkation, group transfers from the ship to the airport or other local designated drop-off locations upon disembarkation at the end of the voyage, taxes and service charges, boots on loan for shore landings, a parka to keep, photographic journal on DVD, emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of $100,000 per person.
International air transportation, charter flights to and from Murmansk, transfer to/from host hotel and airport at beginning and end of trip, all meals ashore except breakfast with hotel accommodations, gratuities to ship's crew and Expedition Team members at your discretion, optional extensions, optional Hot Air Ballooning, visa and passport fees (if applicable), airline baggage fees, arrival and departure taxes, items of a personal nature, optional travel insurance (except emergency evacuation insurance).
Easy / Moderate
Our North Pole expedition does not require a high degree of physical fitness, but you must be sufficiently mobile. You will need to make your way down a steep, narrow gangway on the side of the ship to board inflatable Zodiacs for shore excursions and for sea ice exploration. You must be able to walk unassisted for short distances over rough and uneven terrain including ice and snow, in order to participate in this adventure. Travel via Zodiac occurs in variable conditions, including sea ice, and can sometimes be quite bumpy. If it's windy, you may get wet from sea spray. Travelers with back problems or other health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions should take this into consideration. Travelers must be prepared for any type of weather, including extreme conditions. Rough seas may cause issues for those who are prone to motion sickness. We recommend that you discuss medication with your physician, if this may be a problem for you.
Important Information About This Trip
You will need one blank page in your passport for the Russian visa.
For more detailed information on our North Pole Expedition, please contact an Adventure Specialist.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Helsinki on Day 1 at any time and depart from Helsinki at any time on the final day. Group flights between Helsinki and Murmansk have been pre-arranged, departing on Day 2 and returning on Day 14. We are prepared to handle your travel arrangements between your home and Helsinki. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.