Trip Type : Small Group Tour
North Pole: Journey to the Top of the World  tour
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North Pole: Journey to the Top of the World

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
14 days
From: $ 39,905 $ 2,850 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Travel to the earth’s northernmost point and feel the rush of standing on top of the world – 90 degrees north.
  • Explore franz josef land on your return journey. cruise past icebergs, discover remote seabird colonies and see the historic remains of ill-fated arctic expeditions.
  • Get a bird-eye-view of the arctic with included excursions on the onboard helicopter or an optional hot air balloon ride over the north pole.
  • Travelling in one of the earth’s most remote reaches offers the chance to spot rare wildlife like polar bears, walruses, minke and humpback whales.
  • Travel on legendary nuclear-powered icebreaker the 50 years of victory with a full expedition crew and onboard staff to look after your every need.

Short Description

Embark on a journey to the North Pole, including Franz Josef Land, on this two-week expedition. Fly from Helsinki to Arctic Russia and board the 50 Years of Victory icebreaker, a nuclear-powered expedition vessel with an onboard helicopter, a lap pool and a sauna. Smash through multi-year pack ice on this incredible vessel until you reach 90° Enjoy a barbecue and a glass of champagne on the North Pole before returning to Russia via the Franz Josef Land archipelago, investigating the rugged islands on Zodiac excursions in search of polar bears and whales of all varieties.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Helsinki
End City Helsinki

Destinations

Russia Arctic Finland

Attractions & Cities Visited

Helsinki

Activities & Interests

Culture Wildlife viewing

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Itinerary

Day 1 Helsinki

Your adventure begins with a night of pre-trip accommodation in Helsinki. You can arrive at any time today as there are on activities planned. You will be given an envelope with the details of tomorrow’s departure. A Quark representative will be on hand tonight to answer questions in person.

Day 2 Murmansk – Embarkation Day

Take an included charter flight to Murmansk, Russia. Transfer to port and board the 50 Years of Victory. Settle into your cabin and meet you crew and expedition team. Let the journey begin!

Day 3-6 Arctic Ocean

Spend the next few days cruising towards the North Pole. This part of the journey can take anywhere from four to six days, depending on ice conditions. Your time on board will be occupied with a mixture of activities. There will be lectures from your expedition crew, wildlife-spotting opportunities on deck, possible helicopter excursions for an aerial view of the Arctic and the chance to make use of the amenities on the ships.

Day 7 North Pole – 90° North

The day has finally come! Upon reaching the North Pole, disembark the ship for a barbecue and glass o bubbles on the ice. Many travellers find themselves overcome with emotion, while others are in a festive and celebratory mood. If you have organised them in advance (and if conditions allow) this is your chance to enjoy your polar plunge or hot air balloon ride.

Day 8 Arctic Ocean

Begin the return voyage and enjoy your time at sea with more lectures and wildlife-spotting options.

Day 9-10 Franz Josef Land

Spend a few days exploring some of the 191 islands that form Franz Josef Land. While landing sites can’t be confirmed in advance, each day will bring a form of polar adventure. One day you might pay your respect at the graves of explorers of old on Cape Flora, the next you could observe a walrus rookery on Apollonov Island. You could cruise beneath the cliffs of Hall Island to observe seabirds or spot polar bears on Victoria Island. Your expedition crew will determine the most interesting places to explore each day and deliver daily lectures on what you encounter.

Day 11-12 Arctic Ocean

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

Day 13 Disembarkation Day – Murmansk

Disembark the 50 Years of Victory. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Helsinki, Finland. 

Day 14 Helsinki

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast.

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We recently completed the Jewels of Sri Lanka tour starting on 22 December 2019.

Our adventure in Sri Lanka with Peregrine tours was an absolute pleasure. Our guide Opasiri (Siri) apart from being knowledgeable and articulate in all aspects of his country and it’s history was also a genuinely nice bloke.

His helpfulness and sincere want to ensure all his guests on the tour were accommodated was a credit to him. He continually bent over backwards to ensure everyone had the best possible experience.

At this point we would like to say a personal Thankyou to Siri for making our stay in Sri Lanka a treasured memory.

All our destination points were of immense interest, either in religious, cultural or environmental aspects. We found the Sri Lankan people to be friendly, open and hospitable.

Highlights included seeing leopards in the wild, visiting Buddhist temples that are centuries old with such well preserved artefacts, ancient kingdoms, a beautiful train ride through the countryside and of course the amazing scenery of the central highlands.

Our recommendation for anyone wanting to explore Sri Lanka as we did is to go with Peregrine as you will not be disappointed. The hotel accommodation on all our overnight stays was to an excellent standard, the food is without question a gastronomic delight, with local “Lion” beer to an international standard.

A big istuti (thank you) Peregrine, Siri and his crew for giving us a wonderful and unforgettable Sri Lankan experience, we will be back.
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  • Your Helsinki Hotel
  • Your Helsinki Hotel
  • Helsinki
  • FINLAND

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