North Pole Express: Barneo Ice Camp


The pinnacle of this three-day expedition is spending one night at 89° north at Barneo Ice Camp. This seasonal, fly-in base camp is truly a unique North Pole experience and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of a limited group to land on a runway made of ice, and take up temporary residence at this unequalled base camp on the frozen Arctic Ocean.

Established each year to be a functioning Russian science and logistics station, the site is operated by the Expeditionary Center for the Russian Geographical Society. Among your fellow guests and base staff, you may meet scientists, pilots, mechanics, engineers, and explorers.

This expedition offers a fully-guided opportunity to achieve the North Pole by helicopter. Guests will enjoy heated facilities and hearty meals, all accessible within an approx. 2.5 hour flight from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway).

3 Days


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard

One night hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with breakfast in Longyearbyen
Welcome dinner in Longyearbyen
All transfers and flights per the daily program
Shared tent accommodation at Barneo Ice Camp
Group helicopter excursion to the North Pole (weather dependent)
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks at Barneo Ice Camp
Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
All activities per the daily program
Leadership throughout the expedition by our experienced Expedition Leader
Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
All miscellaneous service taxes throughout the program
Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person


International airfare
Passport and applicable visa expenses
Government arrival and departure taxes
Meals unless otherwise specified
Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
Phone and Internet charges (Longyearbyen only)
Additional overnight accommodation
Additional expenses (meals, accommodation, international flight change fees, etc.) incurred by delay or cancellation of activities due to sub-optimal weather

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request


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Price Dependent upon

Season and availability


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Accommodation & Pricing

Standard ACTSBIC-STD AUD 28160

The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

 Barneo Ice Camp - Arctic
Standard Room
This temporary, fly-in camp site is truly the most unique North Pole experiences on offer and ideal for those seeking a short, but adventurous journey to the top of the world. You’ll be one of an exclusive group to land on the frozen runway and take up temporary residence on this unequalled floating site on the icy sea of the North Polar Basin.

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