We humans have got pretty much everywhere at some point, and that means properly uncharted territory is hard to come by. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, as this stupidly luxurious experience from Ariodante Travel proves. Those with a shitload of cash will soon be able to join an expedition to the world’s northernmost island – where not even the bravest Arctic explorers have ever set foot.
The ice-cool price tag of $21 million – yep, you read that right – includes a ticket for yourself and two others, plus a preparatory trip to Iceland to learn how to drive Arctic vehicles. The expedition, which kicks off in April 2023, will start with a celebratory dinner at the Natural History Museum in London. Then you’re off to a military base in Greenland, 1,000 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Along with scientists, a doctor, a chef and videographers, you’ll attempt to travel to the northernmost island in the Arctic – further than any human has ever ventured. Once there, participants will be airlifted to a superyacht, where they can either sail to the North Pole or head home. But let’s be honest: having spent that much money, you’ll definitely want to go the whole hog.
And if you’re concerned all your hard-earned cash will just be going to some canny businessman? You’ll be pleased to know the money will help fund the development of specialist Arctic vehicles and six satellites – operated by the Danish government – that will help measure the impact of climate change. Not such a stupid way to spend your dollar, after all.
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