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Spring Polar Bears & Glaciers of Baffin Photo Safari

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Join this 9-day trip to get up close to unique wildlife and scenery found in this part of Canada’s high Arctic. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, experience polar bears close-up in undisturbed splendor as they venture on to the sea ice and climb majestic icebergs. Capture memories of a lifetime with possible sightings of mother and cubs after they have emerged from dens. As a final highlight, witness the incredible northern lights in the evening.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Depart Ottawa | Qikiqtarjuaq
Days 2-7 : Base Camp
Day 8 : Iqaluit
Day 9 : Return to Ottawa


  • Enjoy full-day explorations of the Arctic's majestic wilderness
  • Travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional sled)
  • Locate and photograph polar bears in the company of Inuit guides
  • Witness the spectacular northern lights at night

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Trip Type

  • Small Group

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Trip Snapshots

Polar bear yawn Ice as far as I can see... Polar bear and cub Twin bergs Stunning Northern Lights

Day 1 Depart Ottawa | Qikiqtarjuaq

Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit in the morning. Change planes in Iqaluit – the capital of Nunavut, departing to continue onto Qikiqtarjuaq. On the way to Qikiqtarjuaq, fly over Auyuittuq National Park. Meet your Trip Leader upon arrival in basecamp and enjoy an orientation dinner.

Day 2-7 Base Camp

  • Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional sled) across the sea ice and pressure ridges that rise up to 3 meters (10 feet) into the air. Enjoy six days of full exploration of the majestic wilderness as Inuit guides bring you out on the ice to locate and view polar bears and photograph icebergs. Weather conditions determine the exact route. Observe icebergs calved off of glaciers and enjoy listening to the beat of the wings of seabirds from hundreds of meters away. Enjoy hot lunches served on the land and gourmet dinners at camp. At night witness the spectacular northern lights.

Day 8 Iqaluit

Spend the morning capturing a few more memories. After lunch, return to Iqaluit by charter. Check into your Iqaluit hotel and join fellow adventurers for dinner.

Day 9 Return to Ottawa

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a free morning in Iqaluit. Transfer to Iqaluit airport for your flight home.


Premium Safari Camp

Per person starting at


$9,600 single supplement

Please add 5% sales tax from Qikiqtarjuaq


  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 7 Nights Camping
  • Expedition leader and local guides
  • Charter flight to basecamp and return, from Iqaluit


  • Internal Flights
    • $3,465 Ottawa - Qikiqtarjuaq - Ottawa
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
  • Arctic clothing and snowmobiling gear/helmets
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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