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 1 : Ottawa to Iqaluit | Qikiqtarjuaq Days 2-7 : Base Camp Day 8 : Iqaluit Day 9 : Iqaluit 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
Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit in the morning. From Iqaluit, fly by private charter landing near Qikiqtarjuaq, NU. Upon arrival, met your Expedition team and transfer to your camp by snowmobile. Settle in your camp, and enjoy a hot orientation dinner with your travel companions and Expedition Team.
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.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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.