North Pole. Top of the World

This incredible adventure starts in Murmansk, Russia. There you embark the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy for a roundtrip voyage to the geographic North Pole. Anticipation heightens as the mighty ship takes us smashing through the frozen Arctic Ocean toward our goal.



In addition to the exhilaration of cruising aboard a state-of-the-art icebreaker and the thrill of standing at the top of the world, you also have the opportunity to explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. This is an extraordinary voyage on a one-of-a-kind ship, worthy of a true adventurer.

Location

Murmansk
from
US$ 28 490
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Duration
13 Days
12 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 Jul – 6 Aug
    • 2 – 14 Jul, 2025
    • 13 – 25 Jul, 2025
or
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 124 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Murmansk
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Tour highlights

The largest Icebreaker
Cruising aboard this marvel of engineering is an unforgettable experience in itself
Top of the world
You literally circumambulate the globe during our International Round Dance and you are treated to a special barbeque meal on the ice
Franz Josef Land Archipelago
This remote wilderness is home to a variety of iconic High Arctic wildlife, including polar bears

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Murmansk, Russia

    Welcome to the city of Murmansk on Russia’s Kola Peninsula, starting point of our adventure.

    Upon your arrival at the airport we provide a transfer to your hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage.

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  • Day 2 - Embarkation in Murmansk
  • Day 3 - The Voyage North
  • Day 4 - The Voyage North
  • Day 5 - The Voyage North
  • Day 6 - The Voyage North
  • Day 7 - North Pole
  • Day 8 - Exploration of Franz Josef Land
  • Day 9 - Exploration of Franz Josef Land
  • Day 10 - Exploration of Franz Josef Land
  • Day 11 - The Voyage South
  • Day 12 - The Voyage South
  • Day 13 - Disembarkation in Murmansk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Comfort
  • Premium
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The tour includes accommodation on board the 50 Years of Pobedy nuclear icebreaker during the cruise, as well as an overnight stay at a hotel in Murmansk on the eve of the cruise.

The tour price for one person according to the cabin category:

Rates Price 2024 (rub)

Price 2025 (rub)

early booking until 30.10.2024

Standard twin2 639 6002 683 153
Mini suite3 119 6003 171 073
Junior suite3 599 6003 658 993
Grand suite3 679 6003 740 313
Victory suite3 919 6003 984 273
Arktika suite4 079 6004 146 913

Standard twin

One lower berth, one sofa bed, private facilities with a shower, tv set and dvd player, opening windows.

Mini suite

Sitting area with sofa bed, sleeping bed separated from the sitting area, private facilities with a shower, tv set and dvd player, refrigerator, opening windows.

Junior suite

Sitting area with sofa bed, sleeping bed separated from the sitting area, private facilities with a shower, tv set and dvd player, refrigerator, opening windows.

Grand suite

Sitting area with sofa bed, sleeping bed separated from the sitting area, private facilities with a bath, tv set and dvd player, refrigerator, opening windows.

Victory suite

Large bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with a bathtub, refrigerator, tv set and dvd player, opening windows.

Arktika suite

Very spacious bedroom and sitting room, sofa bed in sitting room, private facilities with a bathtub, refrigerator, tv set and dvd player, coffee maker, opening windows.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 124 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
13 days 12 nights
Group meets at
Murmansk

Included in price

  • 1 pre-cruise hotel night accommodation on Day 1 in Murmansk, Russia, with breakfast;
  • transfer from the airport to the hotel in Murmansk on the day prior to embarkation;
  • transfer from the hotel to the port in Murmansk for embarkation on Day 2;
  • transfer from the port to the airport or central location in Murmansk upon disembarkation;
  • shipboard accommodation with housekeeping;
  • shipboard breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
  • coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock;
  • all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by helicopter;
  • all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiacs;
  • shore landings included in daily program;
  • program of lectures and informal discussions by experienced Expedition Team and guest lecturers;
  • Professional Expedition Leadership;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
  • hair dryer and bathrobes in each cabin;
  • informative pre-departure materials;
  • digital voyage log;
  • all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program;
  • all shipboard luggage handling;
  • personalized medical insurance covering the risks of evacuation and repatriation. Coverage: 100,000 EUR. Duration: cruise days only. This is only for passengers under 90 years old.

Paid extra

  • gratuities to the expedition team and hotel staff;
  • airfare to and from your hometown to Murmansk;
  • transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program;
  • helicopter flying time in excess of that offered for the group;
  • Passport and visa expenses (if required); a Russian visa is required for the trip. The visa must be obtained by the customer and is at his or her expense. Please, contact your local Russian Consulate to learn more about the procedure for obtaining a Visa.
  • state arrival and departure taxes (if levied);
  • meals ashore and supplements in respect of single hotel accommodation (if required);
  • excess luggage charges on international and local flights;
  • telecommunication services; laundry, bar and beverage charges aboard the vessel;
  • the cost of any applicable medical tests (such as COVID-19) or vaccinations required either by a national government or Poseidon Expeditions before, during or after the cruise;
  • luggage, cancellation insurance (strongly recommended).
  • tips for stewards and other service personnel aboard (at your discretion).

It's important to know

Important notes on tour

Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 28 490
    25 Jul – 6 Aug 13 days 12 nights
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  • from US$ 30 484
    2 – 14 Jul, 2025 13 days 12 nights
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  • from US$ 30 484
    13 – 25 Jul, 2025 13 days 12 nights
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