And it will only set you back 95,000 EUR…
Leading Arctic & Nordic private travel company Luxury Action, creators of some the the region’s most luxurious experiences including the gob-smacking wilderness lodge Octola, has launched a new fantastical concept in one of the most exclusive travel destinations on earth: the North Pole. North Pole Igloos is the northernmost hotel in the world, and is movable and sustainable, but according to founder and CEO Janne Honkanen, “still a little extreme.” “Depending on weather conditions we move the heated glass igloos to most safe places around the arctic glacier,” he said.
North Pole Igloos hotel is open at the North Pole by request in April only, and includes two nights stay at Svalbard, flights and logistic from and to Svalbard, to and from the North Pole, a night at North Pole, all meals, security and guiding.
To become a member of the ultra-exclusive and rare group of people who have spent a night at the North Pole’s glacier, you’ll need to fork out 95,000 EUR. For a slightly more affordable 48,000 EUR you can stay in the igloos at Svalbard’s glacier, at other months in the year. “The season at North Pole lasts one month only, because it is the only month whenyou can travel there in a safe way. The rest of the time the North Pole Igloo Hotel is moving around the Arctic glacier,” Honkanen explained.
The igloos have been tested in extreme arctic weather conditions and are heated, have their own toilet, a glass ceiling roof and wall so guests can be one with the nature and experience the Northern Lights. The experience comes with a camp manager, an Arctic wilderness guide, chef services and security.
Honkaen hopes that the igloo hotel will also help to spread the message about the vulnerability of the arctic region as a result of climate change. “Since I opened Octola in December 2018… many of my guests been asking more and more about the state of Arctic nature. I thought that this is the time and the opportunity to give a chance for my guests to experience the North Pole with arctic explorers and scientists in a safe way,” he said.
“All our guests who have been travelling with us take concern of the Arctic nature and climate crisis. I believe they are also the best messengers for us in order to spread word of how climate change affects our lives in the Arctic, as well as what are the effects on our Arctic animals and nature.”