Waterproof Cruises

The North Pole

The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole.

Call us today on +31 858 771 583

Contact us to book now!

North Pole

The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is, subject to the caveats explained below, defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface. It should not be confused with the North Magnetic Pole.

The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. It defines geodetic latitude 90° North, as well as the direction of true north. At the North Pole all directions point south; all lines of longitude converge there, so its longitude can be defined as any degree value.

While the South Pole lies on a continental land mass, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice. This makes it impractical to construct a permanent station at the North Pole (unlike the South Pole). However, Russia, have constructed a number of manned drifting stations on a generally annual basis since 1937, some of which have passed over or very close to the Pole.

Since 2002, the Russians have also annually established a base, Barneo, close to the Pole. This operates for a few weeks during early spring.

  • North Pole Ice Breaker Cruise

    Your icebreaker will take you to a part of the world more commonly associated with fairy tales and folklore — the North Pole. Celebrate with champagne upon your arrival and if conditions permit, soar above the Earth on an optional hot air balloon ride

    Read more