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Faces of the Polar World - Huw Lewis-Jones


Expedition cruising can take to you the farthest reaches of our world. Poseidon Expeditions invites you to discover the geographic North Pole - a prize zealously pursued by adventurers and explorers for hundreds of years.

Our North Pole expedition starts in Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. Welcome aboard! The excitement is bound to build up as you get acquainted with the glorious yet humble icebreaker, the largest and most powerful ship of its kind. The spoon-shaped bow of "50 Years of Victory" makes her capable of breaking ice up to three meters thick. Helicopter flightseeing tours are arranged to watch this incredible spectacle from above.

Reaching the North Pole for the first time is overwhelming: you will literally be standing at the top of the world, and everywhere you look is south. This glorious moment will be shared with other like-minded passengers and our team of polar experts. On this North Pole voyage, we were lucky to have Huw Lewis-Jones on board. He is a renowned historian and polar author, formerly a Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Huw says that the ever-changing Arctic never ceases to amaze no matter how many times you visit.

Every expedition is unique with our itineraries adapted to make the best of the weather and ice conditions presented to us. In search of the elusive North Pole, many explorers that came before us had their own triumphs and tragedies. Being here today is a real privilege that gets even better each time.

Huw has been traveling to the Arctic for over a decade. The most obvious change over the years has been the type of people coming. More and more people from all over the world are united with the ambition to stand at this northerly spot and admire the special nature of this place. Coming to the North Pole is a life-changing experience.

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