Weather at the North Pole: -26°C Snow
Weather at the North Pole: -26°C Snow

716 days left before the expedition starts

To the Pole:
There and Back Again

Transarctic Automobile Expedition is a journey to the North Pole to be made by eight Russian daredevils on the amateur built Burlak AT (all-terrain) vehicles.
Their goal is to update the world record set in 2009, when the North Pole was for the first time reached using wheeled vehicles. The new expedition plans to reach the Pole independently, without having to deliver fuel and food by air, and then return to the mainland under its own power.

Log Book

Travelers’ notes on the expedition: From the construction of AT vehicles to the conquest of the Pole.


«Бурлак» грузовой комплектации вернулся с работ из ЯНАО После испытаний в ХМАО грузовой «Бурлак» сразу отправился на работу в город Надым Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа. Задачей вездехода была ежедневная транспортировка грузов из точки А в точку Б. Паралле (read more...)


Top 5 major events of the year from the Automotive Transarctic Expedition Friends, fruitful and productive for our project 2017 is coming to an end. We built a lot, experienced, swam, climbed steep slopes, and all this - from the love of cross-country vehicles! It's time to recount on (read more...)


Construction of Burlak-1

What should the vehicle, on which the life of the travelers in the Arctic depends, be like? Prior to starting the construction, the expedition members huddle in a workshop to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the first all-terrain vehicles, namely Makar and Shuttle. The new vehicle will be miles better! It is bigger, more reliable, and more comfortable.

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Expedition Stages


Testing of Burlak AT Vehicle Prototype

The test drive was held in March in the Kara Sea. It was determined which design changes are to be made in the construction of two Burlak all-terrain vehicles which will go to the North Pole.


The Construction of Two Arctic ATVs

In spring 2018, after the construction and re-testing, the two Burlaks will reach the starting point, which is the polar station on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, and the crew will return home.


An Attempt to Conquer the North Pole

The gathering of the crew, the delivery of fuel and food for the expedition. It is planned to get to the North Pole and back in 1.5–2 months, travelling for about 100 km per day.