North Pole Destination Guide


The Ultimate High Arctic Adventure

“Never before has a trip filled me with such pure childlike wonder” – Cynthia D.

On Top of the World

Imagine being one of the fortunate few to stand at 90º North, with a complimentary drink in hand—and everywhere you look is south. That is the essence of Quark’s 14-day North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure aboard 50 Years of Victory , one of the most powerful nuclear icebreaker in the world. Explore the Arctic by land and by sea. Crush through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean, sightsee by helicopter on the lookout for walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears, or take a tethered hot-air balloon, weather permitting. Experience Zodiac cruises so breathtaking you’ll be left speechless. Hiking on Franz Josef Land will have you in awe of the flora and fauna as you visit seabird colonies and retrace the footsteps of early explorers.

THIS PAGE (On Top of the World): Circling the top of the world; celebrating with a complimentary drink; a North Pole helicopter ride; NEXT PAGE (All Aboard): Ships take you right into the thick of the action; explorers take a group shot at 90º North; exploring Franz Josef Land

“Each degree of latitude brought more ice and more mystery” – Christopher M.

All Aboard

The action-packed itinerary is a spellbinding bucket-list adventure: DAY 1 – Your trip begins with a one-night stay in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. DAY 2 – Take a charter flight to Murmansk, Russia’s northernmost city, and board 50 Years of Victory.

DAY 8 – Relax on the southbound journey in the Arctic Ocean, keeping an eye out for polar bears hunting for seals. DAYS 9 and 10 – Visit the archipelago of Franz Josef Land, where you’ll explore Cape Flora and discover historic remains from early Arctic expeditions. DAYS 11 and 12 – Continue southbound at sea, back to Murmansk. DAY 13 – Disembark in Murmansk and fly back to Helsinki for a one-night stay. DAY 14 – Depart for home.

DAYS 3 to 6 – Cruise northbound in the Arctic Ocean crushing Arctic pack ice. Enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride drinking in amazing views of the ship, ice and ocean. DAY 7 – Stand on top of the world at 90º North. Time literally stands still here, as there is no time zone.

North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure Flight to and from Murmansk On the 50 Years of Victory

Adventure Options:

Experience the North Pole in a way few ever will—soaring above the Arctic in a hot air balloon! When weather permits, we’ll take you up for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of 90° North. Enjoy boarding the ship’s helicopter for a thrilling aerial view over the ship and the expansive Arctic Ocean. Stay on the lookout for walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears – truly spectacular sightseeing at the top of the world. Don’t forget your camera!

“An unbelievable voyage!” – Michael M.

Expedition of a Lifetime

The 50 Years of Victory is one of only six nuclear-powered Arkti- ka-class icebreakers built for civilian use in Russia. Two nuclear reac- tor thrusters generate up to 74,000 horsepower to muscle the ship through ice two to three meters thick, which it then crushes under its weight. But despite all its burliness, 50 Years of Victory is more comfortable than you’d expect, with amenities that include gourmet meals and cozy cabins.

Passengers also get the opportunity to rub shoulders with onboard ex- perts who happily share their knowledge throughout the trip, through one-on-one chats and formal lectures. A marine biologist, ornitholo- gist, historian, glaciologist and geologist—not to mention a balloon pi- lot—lend context to off-ship excursions and the expedition in general.

THIS PAGE (Expedition of a Lifetime): 50 Years of Victory, a powerful ice-breaker; a balloon ride over the Arctic; taking in the magnificent view

“This trip delivered beyond my expectations” – Gary W.

Dates & Rates

14 Days From $28,695 Per Person Plus $1,895 per person for a charter flight. Ship: 50 Years of Victory Two June Departures:

JUN 13–JUN 26, 2018 JUN 24–JUL 7, 2018

2018 Mandatory Transfer Package Includes: · Pre- and post-expedition hotel night in Helsinki with breakfast · Return flight from Helsinki to Murmansk · Transfer to and from ship · Transfer between the airport and hotel in Helsinki · Hotel night in Helsinki with breakfast

THIS PAGE (Dates & Rates): A passenger pulling 50 Years of Victory ; a North Pole picnic; a helicopter ride; NEXT PAGE : Savouring a moment on 50 Years of Victory

Ready to experience the top of the world?

To book your next adventure Contact your Preferred Agent 1.844.921.4835

November 2017

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