Discover Nunavut in the spring, the most magnificent location in the High Arctic for viewing polar bears and cubs on Baffin Island's icebergs. This adventurous 9-day polar bear photo safari takes you to the heart of the Arctic in early spring, a region rarely visited by tourists. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, witness polar bears in their natural habitat, venturing onto the sea ice and climbing spectacular icebergs. Capture once-in-a-lifetime memories with probable glimpses of mother and cubs, icebergs, and the magnificent Northern Lights. This safari is ideal for professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers seeking unique wildlife photography chances, the opportunity to picture polar bears on icebergs, and a real Arctic adventure.
Experience the exclusivity of true Arctic and mother polar bears and cubs in early spring.
Capture unique and stunning photographs of polar bears.
Enjoy vast landscapes and panoramic views of Arctic
Marvel the Northern Lights at night in all its glory in the high Arctic
Depart Ottawa International Airport for Qikiqtarjuaq. Transfer to local hotel for a hot dinner.
Day 2: Your adventure begins
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast travel to camp by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled). Get your first glimpse of deep glacial carved fiords, icebergs frozen into the ice forming towering pillars, and chances of spotting wildlife on the way to camp. Arrive in camp before dinner to get settled in and enjoy a tour of the facilities to get you comfortable right away.
Day 3-7: In Camp
5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
A photographer’s paradise! Enjoy full-day explorations of the majestic High Arctic wilderness by snowmobile and qamutik, as Inuit guides use traditional expertise to locate and help you safely view polar bears, close-up. Weather and snow conditions determine the exact route. Enjoy hot lunches served on the land and gourmet comfort food dinners at camp. Schedules are determined by wildlife and our guests. Enjoy the Northern Lights and great company at night.
Day 8: Depart from Camp
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a hot breakfast, capture a few last memories and photographs. Return to Qikiqtarjuaq and fly to Iqaluit. Enjoy dinner and overnight at a local hotel.
Day 9: Return Home
Transfer to the Iqaluit airport for your flight to Ottawa.
Dates & Prices
Per person starting at
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Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
All participants will be required to provide proof of medical insurance while traveling in Canada. Each participant is responsible for any medical expenses and must be covered by their own sickness, accident, and evacuation insurance.
Gratuities at your discretion. A typical gratuity is $100 per Inuit/guide/chef and expedition leader per week.
Accommodation in Ottawa
Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage
Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit or Ottawa
Round-trip flight to Arctic Bay from Ottawa
Polar Clothing Rental Package strongly encouraged
Flight Taxes - USD 660.00 for 2017 / CAD 600.60 for 2018
When to Go
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.
We are so glad that we chose Adventure Life. The service is top-notch. Everything is well taken care of and we just have to print the documents and go. Franny even gave us timely updates on possible airport strike.
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4 hours ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
7 hours ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.
22 hours ago
This is our 7th trip Kassandra has planned and she is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work together with her. We love Adventure Life!
1 day ago
Love Adventure Life, Mary is very experienced in the cruise department. Their post follow up after booking is great too.
1 day ago
Responsiveness and follow through along with staff being very personable.