Your icebreaker will take you to a part of the world more commonly associated with fairy tales and folklore — the North Pole. Celebrate with champagne upon your arrival and if conditions permit, soar above the Earth on an optional hot air balloon ride.
90 degrees north, the top of the world. Adventurers and explorers tried to get here for centuries using sled, ship, aircraft, and dogs. The harsh realities of the Arctic climate defeated every single one of them until as recently as 1948. Even today, reaching the North Pole is a difficult and challenging journey. Only a select few make it each year. The Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface.
The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. And while the South Pole lies on a continental land mass, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice. This makes it impractical to construct a permanent station at the North Pole.
Since 2002, however, the Russian base Barneo operates a few weeks during the early spring, accommodating tourist and scientists.