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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2HelsinkiRich Art & Architecture, Market Square, Suomenlinna, Adventure & OutdoorsHilton Helsinki Airport
2 - 14Arctic CircleAwe-inspiring Land & Seascapes, Unique Wildlife, Pioneer Towns & Expedition Centers, Northern Lights50 Years of Victory by Quark
14 - 15HelsinkiRich Art & Architecture, Market Square, Suomenlinna, Adventure & OutdoorsHilton Helsinki Airport

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

We will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel

Helsinki

1 Night

Helsinki, the Finnish capital and Scandinavian design capital, stands by the shores of the Gulf of Finland. This arctic city showcases magnificent architecture and urban design. Byzantine, neoclassical, and medieval Russian influences make for a unique cityscape.

Included Activities

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 1)
Arrive in Helsinki: Explore the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki! Start your Arctic adventure with a leisurely day in Finland’s southern capital. Once you arrive in Helsinki, head to Market Square where you can savor a cup of the famous Finnish coffee while watching the locals come together to sell their best products. Fresh fish, reindeer horns, reindeer hide, wooden mugs and handmade jewelry are some of the things you can see here. If you want to learn more about the history of the city, the Helsinki City Museum is the place to go, while the Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden is great for nature lovers. As you stroll along the streets, keep an eye out for the distinct Scandinavian, art-nouveau and modernist-style architecture that peppers the city. To sample some delicious local cuisine, the Juttutupa Restaurant and the Café Ekberg are old Finland classics where you can have a meal before you head back to the hotel for the night.

Hotel Options
RoomTwin Guest Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 14

You will be transferred from your Helsinki Hotel to the Helsinki Airport in a shared vehicle

Board your flight from Helsinki to Murmansk

You will be transferred from Murmansk airport to the Murmansk Pier in a shared vehicle

Arctic Circle

12 Nights

Covering nearly 4% of the Earth’s surface, the Arctic Circle is brimming with glaciers, icebergs, and snow-white islands, with colorful indigenous settlements nestled by its palatial fjords, and unique and diverse wildlife and marine life thriving in its vast expanses.

Included Activities

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 2)
Embarkation in Murmansk: From Helsinki, join your fellow passengers aboard your chartered flight to Murmansk in Russia. A short ride later, disembark from the plane and set off on your voyage to the North Pole aboard your cruise ship. This is your first introduction to 50 Years of Victory, a nuclear icebreaker that will be your home for the journey ahead.

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Days 3 – 6)
Northbound in the Arctic Ocean: Embark on a voyage across the Arctic Ocean! Every day is a new adventure on board the ‘Victory’. Feel the thrill of the icebreaker crushing through packs of Arctic ice as you make your way towards the North Pole. An experience you cannot miss is going for a ride in the ship’s helicopter. Enjoy magnificent aerial views of the vast, iceberg-dotted ocean as you soar above the ship. Depending on the climate and ice conditions, the crossing can take anywhere between four to six days, during which time you can get to know your shipmates and make new friends over drinks at the bar or coffee in the lounge. Watch a presentation on the upcoming Arctic attractions or engage in lively discussions with your Expedition Team while looking out for birdlife on deck. Go for a swim in the ship’s heated saltwater plunge pool or play a game in the basketball court.

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 7)
90° North: Arrive at the top of the world! Exchange hugs with your fellow passengers, pop some champagne or wave your country’s flag as your destination, the North Pole 90°, looms closer. Record the event and make sure that you will remember this moment for the rest of your life! Afterwards, get down onto the ice and have a celebration party with everyone over drinks and a barbeque. If the weather conditions are right, you might have the opportunity to take a plunge in the cold icy waters around the North Pole or look upon it from a hot air balloon high above. We guarantee that both experiences will create some treasured lifetime memories!

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 8)
Southbound in the Arctic Ocean: Unwind and settle in for an easeful journey as you glide southwards on the Arctic Ocean. After all the excitement of the past few days, take a beat to just sit back and savor your time at sea. Chat with your friends and play a few board games to pass the time. Sip on cocktails at the bar or simply curl up with your favourite book or movie in the lounge. As you sail further South, depending on your luck, you might be able to spot polar bears hunting for seals. Your expedition team can help you with keeping an eye out for polar bears, seals or birdlife around the ship. Otherwise, just enjoy your time sailing on the ice-covered ocean and admiring the haunting white scenery all around.

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Days 9 – 10)
Franz Josef Land and the Arctic Ocean: Explore Franz Josef Land and go for Zodiac Cruises on the sea! A group of 200 islands which form the northernmost archipelago in Eurasia, Franz Josef Land is entirely within the Arctic Circle. Guided by your Expedition Team, explore Cape Flora, the famous site where British yachtsman and explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith was shipwrecked in 1881, an event which was followed by a series of ill-fated Arctic expeditions over the years. Discover the historic remains from three of these expeditions as you tour the area on the southern edge of the archipelago over the course of two days. If conditions allow, you can also get the rare opportunity to board a Zodiac vessel and cruise below the cliffs to hidden seabird colonies which would not be accessible on a normal ship. A ride on the Victory helicopter high above the archipelago is another exhilarating experience that offers beautiful aerial views of the Arctic Circle!

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Days 11 – 12)
Southbound at Sea: Journey southwards on the Arctic Ocean! As your voyage winds down, cross the Arctic Ocean again as you make your way back to Murmansk. Enjoy your remaining time on board the Victory by sharing photos with your shipmates and reminiscing about the good times you had. Sip on a cocktail at the bar or catch your last glimpses of the passing icy scenery from the deck. Your expedition team will assist you with anything, be it questions you may have on disembarking, pointing out wildlife during the journey or even for some good old fashioned conversations about expeditions, work and life in general. These quiet days at sea are the ones that you will recall most fondly later on, so make them memorable!

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 13)
Disembarkation in Murmansk: Bid farewell to the Victory in Murmansk! Return to Russia’s northernmost city and disembark from the ’50 Years of Victory’ vessel, which has safely taken you through the Arctic Ocean, to the North Pole and back. Say your goodbyes to the majestic ship before boarding a charter flight back to Helsinki in Finland. Spend one last night with your shipmates, both old and new, as you head out for dinner and drinks to the lively downtown area of Helsinki. Say your goodbyes before you head back to the hotel.

Hotel Options
RoomTwin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 14 - 15

You will be transferred from Murmansk Pier to the Murmansk Airport in a shared vehicle

Board your flight from Murmansk to Helsinki

You will be transferred from Helsinki airport to your hotel in a shared vehicle

Helsinki

1 Night

Helsinki, the Finnish capital and Scandinavian design capital, stands by the shores of the Gulf of Finland. This arctic city showcases magnificent architecture and urban design. Byzantine, neoclassical, and medieval Russian influences make for a unique cityscape.

Included Activities

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure (Day 14)
Departure from Helsinki: Spend one last day exploring the streets of Helsinki! After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, step out onto the streets and boulevards of the city. Dotted with Neoclassical facades and art-nouveau architecture, the city is best explored on foot. Immerse yourself in local culture by strolling through the Market Square, which is filled with stands selling Finnish food, flowers and tourist souvenirs. Visit the fortified islands of Suomenlinna, where an 18th-century Swedish Castle sits, or the beautiful Sibelius Monument and Park, built as a tribute to the great Finnish composer. Art lovers can head to the Ateneum (Finnish National Museum of Art) which showcases work by famous Finnish artists such as A. Edelfelt, E. Järnefelt, P. Halonen, and A. Gallén-Kallela. Those who want to indulge in some shopping and sample the local cuisine can browse the antique shops, galleries and restaurants of the chic Design District.

Hotel Options
RoomTwin Guest Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 31,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 31,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure

15 days $ 31,990 / person

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