Enjoy a fly-in experience with aerial views of dramatic landscapes and icebergs of Sirmilik National Park, and possibly wildlife. Revel in the stunning landscapes of towering granite cliffs, glaciers and icebergs at Premium Safari Camp set on an Arctic beach with stunning views of Bylot Island, and access to Sirmilik National Park and the world-renowned floe edge of Lancaster Sound. Guided by Inuit and traveling in small groups, a journey to the floe edge for days of discovery, possible narwhal watching and the chance to see a variety of seabirds, polar bears, seals and possibly beluga and bowhead whales. Perfect for families, first-time visitors to the Arctic, and also professional photographers.
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Observe the elusive tusked narwhal, from pods of one to hundreds
Watch out for polar bears, harp seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, bowhead whales, and beluga
Visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Snorkel and kayak amongst sea ice and possibly with whales
Upon landing in Pond Inlet, you will be welcomed by an Arctic Kingdom representative. In groups of eight, transfer to the private plane for your short flight into camp. Have your cameras ready for stunning aerial views of the vast Arctic landscapes, including dramatic mountains and icebergs in Sirmilik National Park. Settle in to camp and enjoy a hot dinner with your fellow adventurers.
Day 2-5 Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary | Arctic Landscape
Journey to the floe edge by snowmobile and qamutik and enjoy spectacular Arctic landscapes and mild spring weather. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, including narwhal, polar bears, seals and more. Ice conditions permitting, you may also visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, home to more than 200,000 birds.
In small groups, enjoy excursions to attractions in the area and engage in guided hikes on land and a variety of activities at the floe edge. Snorkel and kayak amongst sea ice and possibly with whales. Visit traditional Inuit hunting grounds and learn about the culture and history of Inuit.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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.