Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the trip begin? What can I expect?
Spitsbergen, Norway is the ideal starting point for this expedition, as we fly to Barneo Ice Camp at approximately 89N. Built as a drifting polar research facility, but used by adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts alike, an expedition to Barneo will have you mingling with scientists, skiers, and explorers from around the world. The highlight of the trip is reaching the North Pole, and we employ the power and Arctic-tested ruggedness of Mi8 helicopters to do just that. Celebrate your achievement with a champagne toast and a satellite phone call to anywhere in the world.
What is the weather like?
Outside temperatures can range from minus 4°F to minus 25°F (minus 20°C to minus 30°C), so once you’ve taken some photographs and reveled in triumph, head back to camp and swap stories with your fellow travelers.
Where will we be staying?
Accommodations are in dormitory style tents which sleep 10 to 12 people, and because your comfort is a priority, the tents are heated to 60°F to 65°F (15°C to 18°C). The relaxed atmosphere at the camp, and the friendly staff will make you feel right at home. Quark Expeditions staff will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.