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    North Pole Expedition

    North Pole Expedition

    All roads lead south when you are at the northernmost point of the earth. To become aware of this and to realize how unlikely it was just a few decades ago to even set foot in this place is perhaps the greatest highlight of this journey. On your way to the North Pole, you will explore the Barents Sea, visit Franz Josef Land and admire the local fauna in a barren yet beautiful landscape.

    Important facts in an overview

    Your ship - 50 Years of Victory

    Ship 50 Years of Victory

    Map of the itinerary

    Map of the journey North Pole Expedition


    First day: Arrival at Murmansk. Overnight in a hotel.

    Second day: Embarkation and start of the expedition.

    Third to penultimate day: On expedition cruise... Ice, weather and wildlife observation will determine the route.

    Last day: Disembarkation at Murmansk and return home.

    Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.

    Departure in Murmansk

    The Russian port city of Murmansk is the starting point of your North Pole expedition. Here you will spend one night before boarding the "50 Years of Victory" on the second day. The ship is anchored in the port of the Russian Arctic Ocean Fleet. Between the enormous icebreakers of the fleet, the Victory seems comparatively small. However, she is a strong and proven icebreaker herself, offering space for up to 134 passengers. Every cabin on board offers an excellent view of the sea and in the inner areas of the ship you will find spacious common areas. With the tide you leave the port of Murmansk and sail through the Kola Fjord out to the Barents Sea.

    On the Barents Sea

    The trip to the North Pole takes about four days. While the Victory glides steadily northwards, it never gets boring on board. On deck and from your cabin you keep an eye out for whales, with a little luck you may see humpback whales appearing near the ship. Interesting lectures and workshops on wildlife and other exciting topics of the Arctic take place regularly below deck. Why don't you also take part in the guided tour through the icebreaker's engine room. Here you will gain fascinating insights into the technology that makes your North Pole expedition possible. Helicopter flights over the perpetual ice are also offered. From the air you will have a wonderful view over the icy expanse and observe how the Victory constantly makes its way through the ice.

    Currently all our trips with the 50 Years of Victory are fully booked. Please subscribe our Newsletter, to stay up to date with the latest developments and travel offers and contact us, if you have any questions.

    Included in travel price

    • One overnight before the expedition in Murmansk in the hotel Azimut or similar including breakfast;
    • Transfer in Murmansk from the airport to the hotel the day before embarkation;
    • Group transfer in Murmansk from hotel to port on the day of embarkation;
    • Group transfer in Murmansk from the port to the airport or alternatively to the city center on the day of disembarkation;
    • Expedition to the North Pole in the booked cabin category including full board (FR/M/A) on board;
    • 24-hour tea and coffee station on board;
    • All landings and ice walks, zodiac cruises and helicopter flights (weather permitting);
    • Experienced expedition leaders and lecturers (English/German speaking);
    • Information material and digital logbook of the trip;
    • Expedition Jacket;
    • Rental rubber boots for land and ice walks;
    • Bathrobe, slippers, care products and hair dryer in each cabin;
    • Service and harbour fees;
    • All luggage transport on board;
    • Tips for the expedition team and the hotel team on board
    • Preparation of the official letter of invitation to obtain the Russian visa;
    • Health insurance that covers the risks of evacuation and repatriation Coverage amount: 100.000 EUR. Duration: only valid for cruise days on board the icebreaker. Only valid for passengers under 90 years of age.

    Not included in travel price

    • Air travel to/from Murmansk, Russia;
    • Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival before day 1 of the itinerary;
    • Helicopter flight time that exceeds the time offered to all travelers
    • Visa and passport fees (if required); A Russian visa is required for the trip. The visa must be obtained by the client and is at the client's own expense;
    • Taxes on arrival and departure (if applicable);
    • Meals ashore and supplements for individual hotel accommodation (if necessary);
    • Additional charges for excess baggage on international and local flights;
    • Personal expenses (e.g. for laundry service or telecommunications);
    • Coffee specialties as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for personal use;
    • Travel health and/or trip interruption insurance for the duration of the entire trip. (recommended);
    • Luggage and cancellation insurance (recommended).


    • This trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
    • During an expedition it may be necessary to change the itinerary. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the expedition leader and the captain will decide on the best possible alternative.
    • Encounters with the mentioned animals cannot be guaranteed.