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North Pole

14 days

Северный полюс

Достигнуть Северного полюса — это главная цель арктических экспедиций.Мало есть людей, которые могут сказать, что им удалось постоять в точке мира, откуда все направления расходятся только на юг.Проход через льды, наблюдение за парящими в небе чайками, посещение Земли Франца-Иосифа — это действительно незабываемый круиз.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Top of the World 90° N
  • Nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory
  • Optional aerial sightseeing by hot air balloon
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Franz Josef Land wildlife and wildflowers

Day 1 — Helsinki, Finland

Your adventure begins with a one-night stay in Helsinki, Finland’s capital.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Murmansk

From Helsinki, you’ll join your fellow passengers on the charter flight to Murmansk, Russia, where you’ll embark on your voyage to the North Pole.

Days 3 to 6 — Northbound in the Arctic Ocean

Being on board Victory and feeling the icebreaker as it crushes through the arctic pack ice is an experience you’ll never forget. Just as memorable is boarding the ship’s helicopter for a thrilling aerial view over the ship and the expansive Arctic Ocean.

Day 7 — 90° North

All the anticipation of the prior days reaches a climax as you reach the North Pole!

Day 8 — Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

On our return voyage you can sit back and relax. As you head farther south you may get lucky and spot polar bears hunting for seals.

Days 9 and 10 — Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean

This group of 191 islands forms the most northerly archipelago in Eurasia and lies entirely within the Arctic Circle. Here, you’ll explore Cape Flora and discover historic remains from three ill-fated arctic expeditions.

Days 11 and 12 — Southbound at Sea

Enjoy your time on deck or reminisce with your shipmates and new friends as you cross the Arctic Ocean back to Murmansk.

Day 13 — Disembarkation in Murmansk

Returning to Russia’s most northerly city, it will be time to bid farewell to your ship, 50 Years of Victory.

Day 14 — Helsinki, Finland

Spend some extra time exploring Helsinki, Tallinn (the capital of Estonia) and Saint Petersburg.
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Adventure Options Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. We also offer kayaking on most of our voyages; a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

(North Pole Voyages only)

Аэростат — Северный полюс

(Только в круизах на Северный полюс)

Можно забронировать на борту во время круиза

Узнайте Северный полюс так, как мало кому удавалось: воспарите над Арктикой на воздушном шаре. Если позволит погода, вам откроется захватывающая дух панорама 90-й параллели северной широты с высоты птичьего полета.Не забудьте взять с собой камеру.

(при наличии хорошей погоды)

Expedition Facts

Spirit of Adventure

“Wonderful trip was outstanding staff. Ship extremely comfortable and delicious and imaginative menus. Especially like your spirit of adventure! You want us to experience all your “toys” like helicopter rides and zodiac rides. It has been a dream trip come true! Thank You!”

Jean Rolles

North Pole, The Ultimate Arctic Adventure 2012

Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

Packing Tips

Pack to dress in layers so you are prepared for these rapid weather changes. Average daily temperatures in mid-season are between 25 and 35 Fahrenheit or -4 and +2 Celsius; however wind conditions can make it seem colder.

Be sure your base layers and mid layers are made from breathable fabrics and your outer layers are waterproof (not water resistant) and don't forget to pack a hat, neck warmer and sunscreen & sunglasses.

Visit the Quark online Gear Shop to help prepare for your expedition.