06 Jul 2016 | Landscape

10 Fun facts about glaciers

Glaciers Arctic Kingdom Safari

What are glaciers? Glaciers are huge, slow-moving, masses of ice. Formed by years of fallen snow that have compressed into ice, these ice masses eventually begin to flow along the land due to gravity. This movement is what sets glaciers apart from ice beds. It also makes them one of nature’s most dramatic – and fascinating – forces. We’ve […]

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17 Jun 2016 | Featured Trip

5 Reasons to visit the Arctic in the summer

Summer Arctic Sunset

Strangely enough, the Arctic isn’t always a top-of-mind destination for a summer escape. With unmatched natural beauty, unique wildlife and outdoor fun at every turn, the Canadian Arctic is a must-visit vacation spot. With Iqaluit just a three hour flight from Ottawa, it’s now more accessible than ever. If the cold-weather rumors (spoiler alert: it’s […]

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29 Apr 2013 | Arctic Animals

New Bowhead Whale Molting Location Found

In August 2012, photographers on Arctic Kingdom’s Polar Bears & Glaciers of Baffin Island discovered a new bowhead whale molting location while scouting by boat a new area just south of Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut. Accompanied by Graham Dickson, Arctic Kingdom’s Founder and Chief Expedition Leader, photographers witnessed the act of bowhead whales rubbing their 18 m (60 ft) long […]

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