The authorities of the Krasnoyarsk region, together with the expeditionary center of the Russian Geographical Society, are planning to launch tourist trips to the Barneo polar station with the opportunity to fly to the North Pole.
Interfax writes about this with reference to the deputy head of the regional tourism agency Olga Vasilenko. She spoke about the project at the Accessible Arctic forum in Murmansk.
According to Olga Vasilenko, the project assumes that tourists will be able to fly from Krasnoyarsk to Khatanga, visit the ethnic village there, see the traditional way of life of the indigenous population, and then go by plane to the Barneo ice station – the world’s only village located on a giant ice floe. It is drifting several kilometers from the earth’s axis. After a tour at the ice station, tourists will be able to get to the North Pole by helicopter.
Now the Sibwaytour tour operator has already opened the pre-sale of vouchers for April 2021 through Khatanga and Barneo to the North Pole. The cost of a weekly tour is 24 thousand euros, which is about two million rubles.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: open sources