This exhilarating tour will take you to the northern reaches of Nunavut when the sea ice is melting and marine mammals can be found travelling north along the ice floe edge. Pods of narwhals can be seen resting only metres from the edge while an incredible variety of sea birds fly overhead. Polar bears and seals may also be spotted, at times swimming or resting on ice packs. Experience the wide expanses, silence and tranquillity of the Arctic.
This morning fly from Ottawa to Iqaluit and then on to Pond Inlet where you will have dinner and overnight at a hotel. (D)
After breakfast, travel approximately 70km by traditional Inuit-style qamutik (a wooden sled pulled behind a snowmobile) to the ice floe edge where the The Premium Safari Camp on Ice is set up a few kilometres back from the ice edge. You will stay here for 5 nights. (B, L, D)
The next few days will include trips from the camp out to the floe edge along with excursions to other attractions in the area by qamutik and snowmobile. During these trips there will be the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities both on land and at the ice floe edge. Expect to see icebergs, drifting pack ice and a wide variety of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat. On the ice floe edge, there is a good chance that you will see narwhals, bowhead whales, polar bears on the prowl for seals and possibly walruses and beluga whales. The island’s uplands provide a base for a range of Arctic wildlife and migratory birds, with over 200,000 birds found at Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, depart the camp by qamutik and snowmobile for Pond Inlet, where you will spend the night at a hotel. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Ottawa to begin onward arrangements. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This type of tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes basic accommodation (shared bathroom) and longer, rougher journeys.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Arctic Kingdom and its cancellation conditions apply.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
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Located on Bylot island off the northern end of Baffin island, Premium Safari Camp is a basic camp set up on the land or directly on the ice with steep granite cliffs and glaciers as a backdrop. Inspired by African mobile safari camps, each yurt-style sleeping structure is 16 foot in diameter and can be entered via a lockable door. Inside there is a bed complete with mattress, duvet and pillows. The accommodation also has large windows that give a 360-degree view, cozy rugs and heaters. On site there is a shared washroom facility with on demand hot water, sinks and showers. There is also a communal dining / lounge area with a central fireplace, stove and a 24-hour buffet with snacks and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YYN2018: 7 Nights