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 overnight
at a hotel. After dinner enjoy a presentation
of Inuit throat singing, drum dancing, and
storytelling by local elders. (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 Arctic Safari Camp 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 and then fly to Pond Inlet and
on to Iqaluit, 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 tour is escorted by a
local tour guide from Pond Inlet.
This type of tour is best suited
to the hardier traveller as it includes basic
accommodation (shared bathroom), longer and
rougher journeys and more strenuous activities.
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.
Located on Bylot island off the northern end of Baffin island, Arctic Kingdom 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.
YYN2017: 7 Nights