From Ottawa, take a short three-hour flight to Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital, to witness the magic of the Northern Lights dancing over the night sky. Develop a true and honest appreciation for the Arctic on this 4-day journey, led by an Arctic Kingdom trip leader who lives and breathes the great outdoors. A half-day tour includes visits to the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, the Inuit Art Gallery, the former Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post, and Apex (the initial hamlet just outside of Iqaluit). In the countryside, hike or snowshoe. This trip through Sylvia Grinnell Park provides ample opportunity for stretching and exploration. Performance by Inuits After lunch, participate in a sewing class to learn how to build an Inuit toy using indigenous materials.
Arrive in Iqaluit from Ottawa, where an Arctic Kingdom host meets you and brings you to your hotel. After getting settled into your room and enjoying lunch, join your Arctic Kingdom host as you visit Nunavut Sealing to learn about Nunavut's sealing tradition and its importance to the Inuit culture. Following this, you have the option to enjoy free time on your own or join our Expedition Leader on a tour of Nunavut's Legislative Assembly.
Dinner is a catered affair at the Whitehouse, a beautiful waterfront home, with a local chef who prepares a fantastic meal of 'country food,' locally sourced traditional ingredients, accompanied with southern ingredients for the modern culinary palette. You have the opportunity to dress in some traditional Inuit clothing and capture a photo for your album.
After dinner, your Arctic Kingdom host escorts you to our Aurora-viewing location just outside of town. The outdoor viewing experiences always allow you to warm up in one of the tents and enjoy a hot drink and snacks while the lights dance overhead! It's here that your Aurora photo expert provides a photography clinic to ensure that you capture the best images during your stay. Don't forget your tripod!
After your Aurora viewing, you will be brought back to your hotel for a great night's sleep.
Day 2: Iqaluit
After your Aurora viewing, be brought back to your hotel for a great night’s sleep.
Day 3: Sylvia Grinnell Park
After breakfast, explore the land either hiking or snowshoeing! This casual walk through Sylvia Grinnell Park to do some exploring and stretch our legs is the first itinerary item of the day. Stopping for a hot chocolate along the way is a must.
Receive a hot lunch along with a traditional Inuit cultural performance. Following the lunch, take part in a sewing workshop and learn the techniques in creating a traditional Inuit toy made of local materials.
Once again, after dinner and in the comfort of a warm vehicle, your Arctic Kingdom guide brings you to your unobstructed Aurora viewing site just outside of town for more exquisite Aurora opportunities.
Remember the tips and tricks for the photo clinic and enjoy the last evening of lights as they swirl across the Arctic sky.
Arctic Kingdom transfers you back to your hotel.
Day 4: Fly back home
After breakfast, your Arctic Kingdom host meets with you at the hotel and transfers you to the airport to board the flight south or possibly on towards your Arctic Safari. Arctic Kingdom staff can assist you through your boarding process.
Dates & Prices
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2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
3 Nights Accommodations
3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
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.
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.
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