North Pole Cruises
Visit the very top of the world, the Geographical North Pole, this mystical spot in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, the axis on which our earth rotates
Reached only by icebreaker or a very long trek across the ice, this is somewhere you won’t find the average tourist
Follow in the footsteps of history’s greatest explorers
Whether you come in search of solitude in its magnificent landscapes, chanced sightings of the local Arctic wildlife or to experience the ethereal flickering of the Northern Lights, this vast wilderness on top of the world is as spellbinding as it is diverse.
The North Pole is defined as the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the Earth's surface. It should not be confused with the North Magnetic Pole. The North Pole is the northernmost point on Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole found in the Antarctic continent. It defines geodetic latitude 90° north, as well as the direction of True North.
While the South Pole lies on a continental land mass, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amidst waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice. This makes it impractical to construct a permanent station at the North Pole, unlike the South Pole.
Dare to undertake this ultimate voyage by icebreaker ship and join that exclusive club who have reached one of the world’s most iconic destinations. Steppes Voyages offer this destination focused voyage with good chances of polar bear sightings en route, which includes landings on remote Franz Josef Land. Limited departures in July only.
Cruises and Voyages in the North Pole