What does an icebreaker do in the summer?
It is 521 feet long, 98 feet wide, and it can break through 15- foot- thick ice: 50 Let Pobedy is the largest nuclear- powered icebreaker in the world. In summer, when the shipping routes are free of ice, the huge Russian vessel can even be booked for cruises to the North Pole— the two-week trip costs $ 26,995 per person. The ship sets sail from Murmansk and covers 1,450 miles, but the ice sheet only begins 370 miles from the North Pole. Passengers can walk on the ice and even swim in the Arctic.