North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

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» Jun 13 2018Jun 26 2018 (14 DAYS)




  • Stand at the top of the world at 90°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°N
  • Day 8 – Southbound in the Arctic Ocean
  • Days 9 and 10 – Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean
  • Days 11 and 12 – Southbound at Sea
  • Day 13 – Disembarkation in Murmansk
  • Day 14 – Helsinki, Finland

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50 Years of Victory


Hot air ballooning


Your icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, will take you to a part of the world more commonly associated with fairy tales and folklore—the North Pole. Crushing through multiyear pack ice, the journey can take as long as a week, which only helps heighten the level of excitement. Celebrate with champagne upon your arrival, and if conditions permit, soar above the Earth on an optional hot air balloon ride.


Twin USD 28,695
Mini Suite USD 32,795
Suite USD 40,995
Victory USD 44,095
Arktika USD 45,095

All rates per person in USD
Mandatory transfer package available for $1,895.
Nonalcoholic drinks, beer and wine are included on board during lunch and dinner. All other bar beverages are available at an additional cost.


  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Russian invitation letter for visa application provided after final payment
  • Group helicopter flightseeing as part of the daily program


  • Mandatory transfer package*
  • International airfare
  • Helicopter flying time in excess of that offered for the group
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Hot air ballooning at the North Pole


  • One night’s pre- and post-expedition hotel accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast
  • Round-trip flights from Helsinki to Murmansk
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel in Helsinki

Package cost: $1,895

Note: Baggage allowance on charter flights is 44 lbs (20 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on.


Russian visas are required for tourists from most countries. This voyage requires double-entry Russian visas. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details.