Arctic Trek Season 2023

2023 will be the sixth year that we've run treks to the Arctic Circle and our 11th year of working, playing and racing in the Arctic. Thanks for your interest in our treks.

Payment

The full cost of the trip is £2350 which includes an initial non-refundable deposit of £350 which secures your place on the trek. The cost includes flights, transfers, hotels, food and guiding on trail.

Payment is direct to Breaking Strain unless you have arranged a bespoke payment plan with a charity. One of the Breaking Strain team will be in touch to arrange payment after you have submitted your registration form.

Payment methods:

Self-funding

£2000 paid in instalments directly to Breaking Strain Events. Instalment dates are:

  • £650: 36 weeks prior to the trek
  • £650: 24 weeks prior to the trek
  • £700: 12 weeks prior to the trek

Fundraising

The fundraising route is only by prior agreement between the chosen charity, Breaking Strain and you. In this instance the charity sets the minimum fundraising amount which will be greater than the £2350 operating fee. In this instance the charity will pay Breaking Strain Events in lieu of the participant and then reclaim from the fundraising amount.

Kit Requirements

Breaking Strain Events will provide the pulk, hauling system, snowshoes, tents and any cooking equipment required for the duration of the trip.

There is an expectation that you will provide all your own clothing and your sleep system for the trek. You will be given a comprehensive kit list on sign up which includes all the equipment you will need to successfully undertake this challenge. Sleeping bags and down jackets represent a large expense so these can be hired directly from BSE and collected in-country. We'll also have a select range of gear to buy from us at a discounted rate. These items have been tested in the Arctic and are proven to work in the conditions.

Travel Insurance 

You are recommended to purchase travel insurance at the time of, or shortly after, booking. You are responsible for ensuring that all activities you undertake during the trip are covered by your insurance policy. This policy should also include a force majeure extension and include cover for Covid-19 cancellation. If you have an insurance policy provided by your bank you may need to provide your account number and sort code instead of a policy number - contact your insurance provider for details.

Breaking Strain require your 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number. This can be found within your insurance policy wording document under ‘what to do in an emergency’, ‘emergency medical assistance’, ‘useful telephone numbers’ or similar.  

Covid-19

Currently Finland requires travellers to be fully vaccinated to avoid the requirement to take a PCR test on arrival and quarantine. We would envisage this continuing into the 2023 winter season. We will endeavour to update all travellers with any new information when we get it.

Registration form

Please fill in the registration form at the bottom of this page to sign up for the Arctic trek in 2022.

  • There are 3 pages of questions that include the following sections: Personal details, passport, emergency contact details, miscellaneous and medical history.
  • The form should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please have a copy of your passport as you're required to upload a photo of the information page as part of your submission.
  • At the end of the form remember to click the 'Submit' button.
  • Once submitted you will receive a summary on screen of your submission and also an email with details of your answers.