Arrival to Svalbard
The expedition starts in Longyearbyen, the northernmost city on the planet, on the arctic island of Svalbard, with an estimated population of 1.000 permanent residents. Our expedition team will be there to welcome you and introduce you to the other guests. There are 8 cabins only onboard, allowing us to create an intimate and personalized experience for everybody. The pilots will be briefing you on the flight plan and the selected route to reach the North Pole that will take two nights and approximately an exciting 38 hours to remember
Departing to the North Pole
At 18:00hrs, after an exciting take off, we'll fly north and searching for wildlife spotting opportunities such as polar bears and whales in a unique route. Our ability to fly low and slow together with big panoramic windows will create a flying experience like no other. At 20:00hrs, a cocktail will be served.
Sit back and enjoy our award-winning chef’s fine dining onboard while flying over icebergs towards one of the most remote places on the planet. Spend the night aboard in a comfortable and spacious cabin to wake up to a historical landing on the North Pole.
A landing to remember
At 09:00am, picture yourself taking your first step off the airship onto the North Pole surrounded by simply nothing other than an endless white ice desert. Our expedition leader will brief us on the morning activities. Lunch will be served on the snow before starting our return on a panoramic flight over the arctic landscape. Celebrate the landing with the crew and your expedition companions over dinner aboard while setting course back to Svalbard. The night will be spent on board before landing at 06:00am
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.
Sail along the archipelago to access remote glaciers, fjords, and the occasional Walrus colony. With luck, whales might be spotted on the way. From land, access the endless snowed terrain on the traditional arctic explorer’s dogsleds or a modern snowmobile.
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.
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