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North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp At 89° North

Video Highlights Creation Of Fly-In Camp New For 2016


[Seattle, WA] – March 19, 2015 – Last month, Quark Expeditions®, the world's leading polar expedition company, announced its exciting new North Pole land program. This month, a team of experts head to a previously scouted location very near 90° north to establish this seasonal, fly-in base camp on the icy sea of the North Polar Basin. Established each year to be a functioning Russian science and logistics station, the site is operated by the Expedition Center for the Russian Geographical Society.

Watch this exciting video of the team preparing Barneo Ice Camp, the most unique 5-day expedition experiences to the top of the world!


How to Book: Expeditions are available at US$28,995 per person based on double occupancy, and include overnight accommodation pre- and post-Barneo in Longyearbyen.

Save $500 per person on bookings made by May 1, 2015. Some conditions apply. Contact a Quark Expeditions® Polar Travel Adviser by telephone or live chat Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 9 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 6 pm. Eastern Standard Time. Travelers in North America may call toll free 1.888.892.0073 or +1.203.803.2666. Bookings can also be made online at

About Barneo Ice Camp

Barneo is a private seasonal base established annually on an ice floe close to the North Pole, shared by the global scientific community. Because of the constant moving ice on the Arctic Ocean, Barneo is rebuilt from scratch each year. The ice camp is a unique complex hosting visitors and base personnel, and consists of specially designed tents with rigid frames and comfortable bedding. Heated facilities and meals are included, as are snacks, tea and coffee. The mess tent for visitors is the main area for meetings and briefings, and for taking meals.

About Quark Expeditions®

For 25 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel. With its diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels, unique land-based adventures and seasoned expedition leaders, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on earth: the Arctic and Antarctica. In 2013, Quark Expeditions® was voted “World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator” by the World Travel Awards™, received the “Blow the Budget” award from the Amadeus & World Travel Awards™ Travel Experience Awards and was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for its “Three Arctic Islands” voyage. In 2014 it earned “World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line” designation by the prestigious World Travel Awards™.