Svalbard is a group of islands located between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It’s the world’s northernmost inhabited area and is known for its arctic landscape and fauna. Its glaciers and frozen tundra host an abundance of polar bears, reindeer, arctic foxes, and large walrus colonies. The Northern Lights are visible during winter, and summer brings the “midnight sun”.
Svalbard offers the opportunity to explore a remote arctic region with limited but solid infrastructure. Both from sea and land, discover the immensity of the arctic regions through an adventurous array of options.
Polar bears, whales, arctic foxes, seals. Spot the iconic fauna in a quiet visit with humble respect for the sensitive nature and wildlife of the North Pole.
The Nordic offers mysterious atmospherical phenomena that only occur above certain latitudes. The tilt of the earth’s axis and the magnetic field going through the core of our planet, are the root causes of these beautiful and spectacular displays of nature.
Flying with the wind
Winds turn clockwise when ascending on the northern hemisphere. By shifting altitude we are able to fly in more favorable wind conditions and directions. Balloons use this feature to steer. We use it to increase efficiency and speed.
Choosing a different route can be used to find better wind directions, further minimizing fuel consumption, therefore CO2 emissions.
The North Pole Expedition operates only for one season (26 flights) with weekly departures from Svalbard from May through October. Estimated departure year is 2024 or 2025.
It will be the first time in history that an airship lands on the North Pole.
Your participation will contribute to creating a new era in sustainable aviation.
Join us to transform the way we travel in a quiet and comfortable way, without leaving a footprint.
Price per cabin (2 persons): 2.000.000 SEK / 210.000 USD * variable to exchange rate at the time of booking
- Transfer from your hotel in Svalbard to the airship and vice versa
- One double cabin for up to 2 Aeronauts
- 2 nights on board the airship including all meals and drinks
- All activities
- Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- chef, crew and hospitality staff onboard
* pre and post travel services available upon request at additional cost
- A 5% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. This deposit will be kept in an escrow account at the Swedish authority Kammarkollegiet. OceanSky Cruises will not dispose of your deposit at any time until your departure is fully confirmed. In the event the North Pole Expedition is canceled, OceanSky Cruises will fully reimburse your deposit.
- Final payments are not due until 9 and 6 months prior to your scheduled departure.
Join us on our
North Pole Expedition
When is the North Pole expedition going to take place?
Flights will start from March to October (2024 or 2025) once a week. Reaching the North Pole and returning to Svalbard will take 38 hours in total
How many cabins does the airship have?
Similar to a luxury yacht, we have 8 double cabins on board, fully equipped with large panoramic windows, a private bathroom, and a small wardrobe. All cabins are 10m2 and similarly equipped.
How many crew members are aboard?
We always fly with a double pilot crew plus flight attendants, a chef, and the expedition leader. A total of 7 members, 4 of which are pilots.
For how long will I be at North Pole?
We will land on the North Pole 09:00 in the morning and we will take-off again 15:00, so it will be six hours on the North Pole