2006 Itinerary  
     
NORTH POLE   ADVENTURES         

Experience the Ultimate Journey

You'll stage from Oslo, Norway...to Longyearbyen, Svalbard Island.........

With your final destination being the  North Pole

  • NORTH POLE EXPEDITIONS   via Svalbard (Longyearbyen), Norway

  •  North Pole Express

  • 1 to 3 Days at NP, and Drifting Ice Base

  • Ski the Last Degree

  • Skydive the North Pole DZ

  • 2006 North Pole Hot Air Balloon Rally (Pilot & Balloon)

 

 Experience at the North Pole Via Svalbard, Norway

The Champagne Celebration to the Geographic North Pole

DURATION  ROUNDTRIP/
1 Day
 
DEPART/RETURN Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
SEASON Mid APRIL
HIGHLIGHTS Spend an extra Day at the North Pole Drifting Ice Base atop the Arctic Ocean, and experience the adventure right there on the ice
PRICE : TBA  

Add-On

  •  Extra Days spent at Drifting Ice Base for $1,000USD
  • Tours in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

 

 

1 to 3 Day Expeditions to the North Pole via Svalbard, Norway

DURATION 1 to 3 Days at the North Pole Base Camp

DEPART/RETURN Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
SEASON Mid APRIL
HIGHLIGHTS This adventure will make you feel like a real North Pole Expeditioner. You'll live at the Drifting Ice Base long enough to experience everything that you can dream of.....

PRICE

 TBA

 

SKI the Last Degree to the North Pole

DURATION 5-6 Day Expedition
DEPART
Longyearbyen, 
Svalbard 
RETURN
Longyearbyen,
Svalbard, Norway
SEASON Mid APRIL
HIGHLIGHTS The Ultimate Experience
SKI the Last Degree of Latitude and arrive by ski at the North Pole.
Approach the North Pole from  Norway
It's the ultimate Trans Arctic Trip.
There's nothing else like this adventure !!
PRICE TBA

Add-On

 

 

 

SKYDIVE at the North Pole !!

DURATION 2 Days at the North Pole Ice Base
DEPART/RETURN Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
SEASON Mid APRIL
HIGHLIGHTS  Jump over the "Top of the World"
PRICE TBA

Add-On

   
 


 

North Pole Hot Air Balloon Rally

DURATION 3 Days to fly over the "Top of the World"  
DEPART/RETURN Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
SEASON Mid APRIL
HIGHLIGHTS  There's no greater piloting feat for a hot air balloonist. We also offer flights to other participants.
PRICE Price TBA for Pilot and Balloon
$1,000 Add-On for any general participant to fly in the balloon

Add-On

 
 

Itinerary for the Route via Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The Expedition begins in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, (The Arctic Islands North of the Norwegian mainland).

Participants will arrive in Longyearbyen, Svalbard via Oslo, Norway. There are flights arriving daily  from Oslo.

Expeditions from Longyearbyen, Svalbard are scheduled to depart on April 14, 2006.
(Actual departure dates may change.)

Suggested Schedule for Participants

February to April, 2006- Preparations for the expedition.

April 2006 - Day One - All expedition members are encouraged to arrive in Longyearbyen, Svalbard about 2 days before we shove off to the Drifting Ice Base.You will be shuttled from the airport to the hotel of your reservations.

April  2006 - Day Two - The group in Svalbard may take tours to see the polar bear and national wildlife park. A festive celebration evening dinner to unite the expedition and announce guidelines for the expedition logistics.

April 2006 - Day Three -  Expedition members embark from hotel to airport for Antonov-74 for jet aircraft flight to the North Pole drifting ice base called Borneo. Approximately 3 hours flight time. We will land on the "Blue Ice Runway" a short distance from the Geographic North Pole. Arrival at Borneo and acclimatization at the base camp. Two MI-8 helicopters will be poised to fly us to the pole. We will be supplied tents, food, heaters, radio communication, a “blue ice runway” for landing of supplies and equipment and our jet planes fly away. A tractor will maintain the “blue ice runway” for landing capability, barring weather elements that may require any alterations to ensure accessibility.

April  2006  Depending on your particular program,(General Tourist, SKI Expedition, skydiving, Scuba Diving, etc.), you will be able to tour outside the North Pole Base Camp to view pressure ridges and leads (water/cracks in the ice), as well as adventure and exploration of the Arctic Ice Floes. This base camp will be located on the largest, safest, most solid pack ice nearest to the Pole. Since we are on the Polar Ice Flow, the base camp may be within 20 miles of the North Pole, and moves on average of 5 to 16 kilometers per day .

Then we will fly to the exact North Pole by MI-8 helicopters and truly celebrate this occasion with champagne and several traditional Russian traditions, including good Russian Vodka ! The parachute group will jump. Anyone that wishes to parachute over the North Pole may arrange this with me in advance.  Celebration and Russian Traditional "Meridian Dance Around the World"......Champagne toasts at the "Top of the World"...Return flight by helicopter back to Borneo Base Camp. 

Keep in mind that the polar ice cap is roughly two meters thick and the Arctic Ocean underneath is 4,200 meters deep! The ice cap is constantly moving due to the wind and ocean current, so bring your GPS and watch the base camp migrate up to one or two kilometers per hour, on the 1,600 kilometer polar ice cap. The North Pole is more of a GPS location when you are on the ice cap because it is not constant, as on the South pole (a continent, which doesn't move).

April  2006  Expedition group may stay on for a few more days or may catch the flight back to Longyearbyen, Svalbard. A possible option. Most of the group will return to Svalbard. Those few adventurers, may stay on for 1-2 more days weather permitting and flights of arrival planned. Most of the group will arrive back at Svalbard, and shuttles to the hotel.

April  2006  Group in Svalbard may take group tours to see the polar bear and national wildlife park. Most adventurers take their return flights back to Oslo, Norway or other commercial flight cities of destinations.

April 2006 Group arrives home, or may take optional add on tours.


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