The North Pole is the pinnacle of any Arctic expedition and is a place that only exists for many in their imagination. However, you can now make it a reality by embarking on the adventure of all adventures and standing on top of the world. Not to be confused with the Magnetic North Pole, the Geographic North Pole is situated at ninety degrees north latitude and from here everything, and everyone else is in a southerly direction.
In this part of the world it is either always day time or always night time, as the sun stays above the horizon for 24 hours in the summer and below it in the winter. This infamous, yet intangible, place might seem like it is almost impossible to reach, but this is not a problem when you have some of the world’s most powerful icebreaker ships at your disposal. The vessels that these expedition tour operators use are able to cut through the vast ice fields with little effort and transport you to this magical location.
Wildlife is pretty scarce on the North Pole itself, but along the way, there are plenty of creatures that may grace you with their presence. From polar bears cautiously investigating your ship to seals and beluga whales swimming alongside it and arctic hares and foxes scurrying off into the distance; animal spotting is sure to be a big part of your trip.
Once you’ve arrived, you can celebrate your achievement with a glass of bubbles as you stand back and admire this white world of wonder.