Accommodation rating: Good Standard
Accessed by charter flight from Yellowknife, the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge has a unique and remote location at Cunningham Inlet on Somerset Island, 800km north of the Arctic Circle. The surrounding area is rich in wildlife, with as many as 2,000 beluga whales visiting the inlet to nurse their young, as well as muskox, Arctic foxes and caribou making the tundra their home. The lodge also falls within the territory of polar bears, although sightings are unpredictable and cannot be guaranteed. Guests can travel on foot, by sea kayak, raft, mountain bike or ATV (all-terrain vehicle) to explore the mountains, lakes and tundra. Between June and September, when the lodge accepts guests, there is daylight 24 hours a day. Showers are located in the main complex, and electricity is available until 10:30pm. Food is flown in from Yellowknife and includes local specialities such as muskox and Arctic char, a local freshwater fish.
Features: 16 cabins, dining room, hot showers, internet access.
Room amenities: Marine toilet, cold-water sink, hot water bottles, thick duvets.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.