Standing at the top of the world - the only place in the world in which every direction you face is south - is still the ultimate in Arctic expedition endeavours, and in the history of humankind, only very few have ever been lucky enough to do so. This is a place shrouded in mystery, that has beguiled explorers for centuries. A North Pole expedition cruise really is the ultimate Arctic adventure!
Only the most powerful nuclear icebreakers are capable of crushing through the thick, multi-year ice up to 30metres thick, to navigate you to exactly 90 degrees north, and you'll celebrate the achievement with champagne following a ceremonial dropping of the anchor that allows you stand in this iconic location. You'll also enjoy unique opportunities such as enjoying a hot air balloon ride over this mesmerising landscape and stopping at Franz Josef Land, where you will be able to see the incredible fauna and flora of the Arctic and stand in the footsteps of some of history's greatest explorers, exploring the outstandingly well-preserved sites of their long-ago explorations. And of course - you'll have plenty of opportunities to encounter the region's exceptional wildlife such as the majestic polar bear, seals, walrus and the elusive bowhead whale. This really is the ultimate adventure.
Polar Routes works with all the best cruise operators in the region, ensuring we have the very best selection of ships, itineraries and operators to offer our clients, and our team of Polar Specialists are on hand to help you plan this outstanding trip of a lifetime.
We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.
Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
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All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.