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The geographic North Pole is the northernmost point on our planet and the first time anybody actually stood there was in 1948. Since then, only a tiny handful of intrepid travellers have set foot on the shifting pack ice at 90° North. If you’ve ever dreamt of being a member of this privileged club, our expedition to the top of the world is for you.
March 10th 2021
A trip to the North Pole
By James Cameron
Polar bears at the North Pole
This once-in-a-lifetime voyage takes place aboard the 50 Years of Victory, the most powerful icebreaker ever built, and departs thrice yearly from Murmansk in Russia, or Helsinki in Finland. Reaching the North Pole in just 4 days this formidable ship holds the speed record from her home port of Murmansk, and her ability to effortlessly crush through dense pack ice never fails to astound.
The 50 Years of Victory
Bedroom aboard the 50 Years of Victory
Plunging into icy Arctic water
Even after you’ve ticked the North Pole off your bucket list, there’s more. The route south takes in Franz Josef Land, a wild and remote archipelago that lies wholly within the Arctic Circle. In a nimble Zodiac, you’ll trace cliffs heaving with seabirds and skirt shores where polar bear and walrus roam. You may also inspect ruins left behind by failed exploratory missions.
Zodiac excursion at Franz Josef Land
Can I visit the North Pole?
The only way to visit the North Pole is by polar icebreaker vessel. Natural Focus offers special On Top of the World departures aboard the 50 Years of Victory departing ex Murmansk, Russia or Helsinki, Finland.