What is it?
The northernmost point on earth. The geographic North Pole is the point at which the Earth's axis of rotation meets the surface, in the centre of the Arctic Ocean. Visitors here will be treading in the footsteps of just a very few lucky explorers, and will earn the ultimate bragging rights.
How can I see it?
To get to the geographic North Pole you can board a nuclear powered ice-breaker, fly in on a helicopter or take part in a hauled-sled expedition. Getting there is a huge part of the experience!
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Trips that visit North Pole
My highlight was standing on the bow of the ship looking down to see pieces of ice, two metres thick, exploding and crashing together as they were pushed upwards. Then, looking behind at the vast frozen sea, watching that ice close back up as we sailed through. I felt so small and fortunate to be there.
Loli Figueroa Polar Specialist
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