This incredible voyage takes you to the top of the world. You will be aboard 50 years of victory, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world, as it makes its way through the frozen Arctic to the Geographic North Pole. You will have the chance to see the iconic wildlife of the Arctic, take a tethered hot air balloon ride at 90º N and explore via helicopter.

Highlights

  • Stand at the top of the world at 90 º N
  • Experience the largest, most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world, 50 Years of Victory
  • Enjoy helicopter sightseeing above the Arctic Ocean
  • Possibly view polar bears, walrus and other arctic wildlife
  • Take advantage of optional tethered flight by hot air balloon (weather permitting)
  • Cruise in a zodiac
  • Visit Franz Josef Land historical sites, wildlife and wildflowers

Day 1 — Helsinki, Finland
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Murmansk
Days 3 to 6 — Northbound in the Arctic Ocean
Day 7 — 90° North
Day 8 — Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

Day 1 — Helsinki, Finland

Your adventure begins in Helsinki, Finlands capital, where you will stay for one night in the groups pre-cruise hotel

Day 2 Embarkation day in Murmansk

From Helsinki you will fly will your fellow passengers to Murmansk in the Russian Arctic and board the 50 years of victory nuclear icebreaker.

Days 3 to 6 — Northbound in the Arctic Ocean

The anticipation builds as you make your way through the thick sea ice of the Arctic Ocean. The experience will by unforgettable as you enjoy the views of the vast white landscape that stretches across the horizon from the ships helicopter.
 
Day 7 — 90° North

You will arrive at the planet’s geographic North Pole 90° North. The atmosphere as you arrive is electric you finally made it! Take photos, phone your family, wave a flag and enjoy your moment at the top of the world. As the day passes you will celebrate with a toast of champagne and a bbq on the ice. Depending on the weather conditions you may be able to board the ships tethered hot air balloon and enjoy the view across the frozen ocean

Day 8 — Southbound in the Arctic Ocean

On the return voyage you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. As you get farther south you may get lucky and spot polar bears hunting for seals.

Days 9 and 10 — Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean

Franz Josef Land is an archipelago of 191 islands and is the most Northern group of Eurasian Islands lying entirely within the Arctic Circle. You’ll be able to explore Cape Flora and discover the historic remains of three ill-fated Arctic expeditions from the early 20th Century. Conditions permitting you will explore in the zodiacs. The ship’s helicopter will provide sightseeing of the archipelago whilst he zodiacs will land you on remote sights.

Day 11 and 12 Southbound at sea

Enjoy your time on deck as you cross the Arctic Ocean enroute back to the port of Mumansk, the expedition team will be available to answer any of your questions about the wildlife and history of exploration of this remarkable end of the world.

Day 13 — Disembarkation in Murmansk

Returning to the Northernmost city in the Russian Arctic you will bid farewell to 50 years of Victory and be transferred to your charter flight back to Helsinki. 

Day 14 — Helsinki, Finland
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After breakfast, your Expedition comes to an end, you will be free to fly home or spend some more time exploring Helsinki.

50 Years of Victory

Rating
5
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
140

The 50 Years of Victor is one of the most powerful nuclear icebreakers ever built with nuclear reactors generating up to 74,000 horsepower and a spoon-shaped bow allowing to break through three meters thick ice layers. 

50 Years of Victory from 12th June 2019 to 25th June 2019

Twin: £22,699.00
Mini Suite: £24,799.00
Suite: £30,999.00
Victory Suite: £33,299.00
Arktika Suite: £33,999.00

50 Years of Victory from 23rd June 2019 to 6th July 2019

Twin: unavailable
Mini Suite: unavailable
Suite: £30,999.00
Victory Suite: £33,299.00
Arktika Suite: £33,999.00

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