Imagine standing at the top of the Earth, glass of champagne in hand – and every direction you look is south. That is the essence of the 13-14-day North Pole adventure: travel aboard 50 Years of Victory, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world. Crushing through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean, sightsee by helicopter on the lookout for walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears, or take a tethered hot-air balloon ride at 90º N, (weather permitting -- not offered on all trips). The possible stops at the island of Franz Josef Land will have you in awe of the flora and fauna as you visit seabird colonies and retrace the footsteps of early explorers.
Not many have reached 90º N where you will have 24 hours of day light, vast layers of ice and snow on a polar expedtion that by and large is a once in a lifetime advenutre!