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Make the North Pole Your Vacation Spot

Even if I had the $25,000 to $30,000 to visit the North Pole, I would bow out.

Growing up in the Chicago area, I have had my fill of snow, ice, biting wind, and below-zero temperatures.

Now if you are a hardy soul, and have a lot of cash, then you can contact Quark Expeditions to fly you to the North Pole, or you can have them reserve you a spot on a nuclear icebreaker.

You can fly to the North Pole by way of helicopter. This trip is a four-day one that will allow you to spend one night at the Barneo ice camp. You can talk to the researchers at the camp and learn a thing or two. Your short trip by helicopter to the North Pole will be the highlight of your four-day adventure!

If you would prefer traveling to the North Pole aboard the nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, it will take you two weeks to get to the North Pole, and sadly, you will only be spending one day at the North Pole. Maybe the folks aboard the 50 Years of Victory are a rowdy sort who like to party for a couple of weeks!

If I had $25,000 to $30,000 to blow on a vacation, I would pick a tropical clime.


Marty, Phil. "Fly or cruise to the North Pole." Chicago Tribune: Sunday. 22 February 2015. Section 5. p. 6.

Image Credit » by MartinFuchs

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MV1106 wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:00 PM

I do feel like I live at the North Pole already, and I didn't have to pay anything to get here! lol

GemstonePink wrote on February 25, 2015, 6:17 PM

Same here! It is snowing again!!!

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 6:40 PM

Holy cow! $25,000 dollars . That's a lot of money.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 6:52 PM

From here in new Zealand the South Pole is closer. However, I'm inclined to agree, give me a beach and a tropical island thank you

Last Edited: February 25, 2015, 6:53 PM

j2jworkz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:33 PM

When I move to somewhere warm, then the north pole can go back on the list.

msiduri wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:43 PM

If I had $25,000-30,000, I would not blow it. That's more money than I made last year. And Uncle Sam wants his pound of flesh...

allen0187 wrote on February 26, 2015, 1:08 AM

I don't have that much money but if I do, I'd think of a different vacation spot. The North Pole just doesn't cut it. Too cold!

scheng1 wrote on February 26, 2015, 7:39 AM

Not for me. I will rather spread the money for a few vacations.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 26, 2015, 11:51 AM

This is actually pretty interesting. I think I might want to go to the North Pole though it won't be my first choice as a vacation destination emoticon :smile:

LilyDay wrote on February 27, 2015, 3:49 PM

My boyfriend believes that we already live there. So, if I ever did have the money and the inclination, I would be going without him.

roxy7699 wrote on February 28, 2015, 4:08 PM

Wow so much! I also would choose somewhere warm although it looks breath taking.