The £15MILLION holiday: Dinner with famous explorers, then a private jet to a frozen isle… and an expedition to leave first footsteps on ‘undiscovered’ territory

  • Deep pockets are required for adrenaline junkies looking to book this holiday.
  • Ariodante, an ultra-luxury travel company, say it is ‘the adventure of a lifetime’ 
  • There’s only one spot available on the one of a kind adventure worth £15.3m
  • To deal with temperatures below -34C, they will need to be trained in polar survival.

Adventure holidays are in fashion, from running the Great Wall of China to trekking the Inca Trail in Peru. 

Adrenaline junkies, however, are going to need seriously deep pockets for the latest extreme getaway – it costs £15.3million. 

There is one catch: there’s only one spot available. Anyone who gets it will have to complete polar survival training in order to survive below 34C. 

The Arctic Trip to the Northernmost Point on Earth is worth the effort, according to organizers. A lucky touristmaker will go down in history as being the first to step foot on an unexplored land. 

He or she could also ‘become a benefactor of humanity’, they say, because of the positive scientific impact the trip will have in understanding climate change, and could even end up the star of a TV documentary as they will be accompanied by a film crew. 

In a glossy brochure, Ariodante, an ultra-luxury travel company based in London, have billed it as ‘the adventure of a lifetime’. 

Stock pic: Northern Greenland

Photo: Northern Greenland

Whoever books the trip – not expected to take place until 2023 – will be accompanied by a crew of 22 including scientists, a doctor, a chef who used to work at Claridge’s in London, and a film crew to ‘immortalise’ the achievement’. 

Day one will see the holidaymaker chauffeur-driven to the Natural History Museum in London for a dinner with ‘famous explorers’. 

The private plane will take them to Svalbard (an archipelago located between Norway and North Pole), and from there to Greenland. Station Nord is a military- and scientific base. 

After a night in a specially built ice hotel, there will be a journey of at least seven days – the goal of which is ‘to discover one or several islands north of Greenland’.

The adventurer will have a chance to see the Northern Lights, glaciers, and other wildlife, such as puffins or walruses along the route. 

They will reach Kaffeklubben which, says the brochure, ‘is currently the northernmost point on land on Earth. And then we will reach an undiscovered land’.

The brochure adds: ‘It takes courage (and a form of craziness) to embark on such an extreme but rewarding adventure.’

Stock pic: A Toyota Hilux operating in Central Greenland

Stock pic: A Toyota Hilux operating in Central Greenland