ARCTIC ADVENTURE A ‘ONCE IN A LIFETIME’ OPPORTUNITY
Luxury travel company The North is offering travellers a three-week trans-Arctic journey by luxury jet that includes a champagne toast over the North Pole. A subsidiary of Icelandic tour operator HL Adventures, The North’s bespoke, three-week ‘Arctic Horizon’ itinerary will cover seven destination spanning the Arctic Circle.
Led by Led by Arctic experts and guides, an intimate group of 50 like-minded adventurers will “explore the edge of the world to destinations normally beyond our boundaries,” says the operator. “Together they will take in vast landscapes, view majestic wildlife and partake in rare, authentic experiences with local indigenous communities.”
“As a lifelong explorer of the Arctic, my vision is to make the last frontier accessible to a select few who share my passion and respect for these rarely experienced, untouched regions,” says company founder Jón Olafur Magnussen. “What I am sure will be a life-changing adventure for our guests is the culmination of my life’s work.”Typically holding well over 300 passengers, a fully customized Boeing 757-200 has been privately chartered from Icelandair and refitted with 50 lie-flat seats for a more relaxing and restful environment. A personal chef will prepare destination-inspired dishes, while accommodating dietary preferences, requests, and restrictions, while a dedicated concierge team and on-board hosts will cater to guests “every desire or need.”
Explorers will receive personalized iPads, detailing the day’s schedule, offering an in-flight entertainment system and showcasing a gallery of photos provided each day by The North’s professional photography team.
Day 1 – Reykjavik, Iceland
Days 2 – 3 – Ilulissat, Greenland
Days 4 – 6 – Sonora, Canada
Days 7 – 10 – Anchorage, Alaska
Champagne Toast Over the North Pole
Days 11 – 14 – Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Day 15 – 17 – Alta, Norway
Day 18 – 21 – Reykjavik, Iceland
The trip will conclude with a festive farewell gala dinner at the Arctic Explorers’ Club’s expedition lodge and luxury camp. Founded in 2015, the members-only group of explorers, travellers and friends are a collective of like-minded individuals who have a lifelong interest in the Arctic. In addition to supporting a foundation to educate children around the world about the Arctic, the Club serves as an opportunity for guests to continue their journey together and create new opportunities each year to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the world
The price of the “once-in-a-lifetime adventure” is US$187,000 p.p. (based on double occupancy; 10% supplement applicable for solo travellers) and includes travel by privately chartered air, first-class accommodations, all meals, all ground transportation, an extensive selection of excursions and activities, special events and private access, as well as all gratuities.
First published at Travel Industry Today