November 2010 All the latest news from Arctic Kingdom Expeditions!

In This Issue

Upcoming Free Webinar Schedule
Webinar Archive
Reminder! Book by Nov 25th and Receive a Free Canada Goose Expedition Parka

Dear Traveller,

With the recent changing of the clocks back an hour, I am reminded that the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the 2010 Arctic Season is now behind us . We are now in the thick of planning and preparing for the 2011 and 2012 wildlife trips – while at the same time, in person, or on the phone or via email we are explaining and educating to many of you that contact us what a land-based Arctic animal adventure with Arctic Kingdom is all about. I have found that sharing links to pictures, to our videos, and just personal accounts has really helped you understand what or trips are 'all about'.

Simply put, our trips are different than anything else that is ‘out there’. We are pioneers in the land-based Arctic safari and our concept is simple: “Experience the real Arctic in comfort” – and hence our safari-inspired Arctic tent camps. We bring you close to the land, with Inuit people. The trips are intimate, personal and real.

Many people that consider heading to the Arctic believe that the Arctic (and Antarctica) is only accessible via cruise ship – or maybe a Tundra bus, but not true! Flying up to an Arctic community, and heading out ‘on the land’ with AK leaders and Inuit guides is the only way to see the authentic Arctic, how the Inuit live here, and also bring you to the land where the animals such as narwhal and polar bears roam. I promise you, an Arctic Kingdom trip will leave you with lasting memories...and I would like to show you personally what you can expect on one of our adventures – and aside from visiting everyone of you in person, the best way to do this is to show you 'virtually' complete with images, sound and where you can ask questions in real time.

We have started a new series of webinars that are completely free and hopefully very informative. I invite you to join me on one or more of the LIVE webinars that I or another AK Expedition Leader will present. You’ll see incredible images, hear first hand stories, and come away with a complete understanding of what any of our land-based animal or dive adventures are all about.

See you on a webinar! (or call/email me anytime!)

Thomas Lennartz
Expedition Director

+1-416-322-7066 x114
[email protected]


Upcoming Free Webinar Schedule

Nov 24 - 1:00-2:00PM EST

Polar Bears and Northern Lights of the Torngat Mountains

One of the remotest sub-Arctic regions, least visited, wild frontiers left. An AK Exclusive Trip.

LEARN - about how you can view polar bears via helicopter, on the ground, all based from our newest Arctic Igloo Domes - the ultimate in remote Arctic luxury accommodations.

Dec 2 - 1:00-2:00PM EST

Arctic Diving

Tired of finding Nemo or another starfish? Enter another world! A true adventure on all frontiers - dive with whales, amongst cathedral spires of ice, on the ocean sea floor and more.

LEARN - about the types of dives, equipment required and what to expect on an Arctic dive trip.

SEE - jaw dropping photographs and hear stories from past dive expeditions from Expedition Leader

Dec 8 - 1:00-2:00PM EST

Bowhead Whales, Walrus, and Polar Bears of Foxe Basin

The bowhead highway...one highway you won't mind being stuck on!

LEARN - about what why the floe edge of Foxe Basin is so special to see bowhead whales. Why are there so many walrus here?

Jan 12 - 1:00-2:00PM EST

Bowhead Whales, Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island

Summer in the Arctic doesn't get any better than in the stunning fiords of Baffin Island near Qikiqtarjuaq. Find out why!

LEARN - about land-based Arctic travel to the Arctic Circle in the summer.

SEE - gorgeous photos of the Penny Ice Cap glacier and polar bears taken on previous expeditions and hear stories from AK Expedition Leaders

Webinar Archive

Did you miss a webinar such as the Nov 2 - "A Virtual Floe Edge Expedition to Baffin Island" because you were stuck in traffic or the time zone change was just too much to ask you to get up at 2am to watch it live? We have a new section of the Arctic Kingdom website where you can view the webinars at any time.

Webinars →



REMEMBER! Book by Nov 25th and Receive A Free Canada Goose Expedition Parka

There's still time to take advantage of this offer. If you book before U.S. Thanksgiving (Nov. 25th), you will receive with our compliments, a beautiful and highly practical - Canada Goose - winter parka ready to wear on your Arctic Kingdom adventure. (A value of $625 CAD)

Bookings are subject to our standard terms & conditions


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SCHEDULED TRIPS - SET DEPARTURES

Narwhal and Polar Bear Floe Edge Adventure
Experience the pure essence of the exotic Arctic. Nestled amongst the majestic peaks of glacier capped mountains of Sirmilik National Park and north Baffin Island, camp directly on the sea ice and observe the mystical narwhal up close in the comfort of an upscale tented camp. Narwhals, polar bears, glaciers and icebergs make this an unparalleled adventure.

Set Departures: May-June
Prices from: $9,700


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The Ultimate Floe Edge Experience - Beluga, Narwhals and Polar Bears
An intensely remote, semi-private sized group, upscale experience to the heart of the Arctic in its ultimate scenic and wildlife splendor.

Set Departures: May-June-July
Prices from: $19,900


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Bowhead Whales, Walrus and Polar Bears of Foxe Basin
A journey of awe-inspiring and unforgettable panoramas. Ice islands draped with walrus, bowhead whales, polar bears and all night sunsets.

Set Departures: June-July
Prices from: $9,200


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Summer Polar Bears and Walrus of Coats Island
Remote and exotic, intoxicating Coats Island is a wildlife haven for polar bears, walrus, myriads of birds witnessed by only an elite few. This boat based adventure will get immerse you in the world of the summer Arctic, a trip that will leave lasting, maybe life changing memories.

Set Departures: July
Prices from: $9,100


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Polar Bears, Bowhead Whales and Glaciers of Baffin Island
Navy blue fiords, pink Arctic char, pure white polar bears, crimson red sunsets, electric blue glaciers and purple exotic flowers make this a journey to the colorful extreme.

Set Departures: August
Prices from: $9,100


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PRIVATE TRIPS

Ultimate Arctic Animal Adventure
Multiple land based camps at floe edges that are high in wildlife populations, combined with highly flexible transport options to locate and access the locations where the animals congregate.

Dates: April-Nov
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Spring Polar Bears at the Ice Floe Edge
An epic photographic safari in search of the polar bears, notably mother and cubs who have recently emerged from their dens and are hunting seals along the floe edge. Patience will be rewarded with unique and stunning polar bears amongst pack ice and icebergs.

Dates: May
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Narwhal and Beluga and the Lady Ann Strait Polynya
The Serengeti of the high arctic - this extremely high arctic polynya - or permanent open body of water just outside of Grise Fiord will reward you with observations of whales to walrus in a stunning mountainous surrounding.

Dates: May-June
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Bowheads and Humpbacks in Greenland
Whale watching and snorkeling with Bowhead and Humpback amongst stunning icebergs in Greenland out of the community of Qekeqtarjuaq in Disko Bay.

Dates: April
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Inuit Culture and Dogsledding in Greenland
As real as it gets. Dogsledding with the local Qaanaaq Inuit who have chosen not to ever use snowmobiles. Dress in traditional fur clothing and visit the floe edge on this 10 day journey and live the traditional Inuit way.

Dates: April-May
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Narwhal Summer Feeding Grounds Discovery
Deep fiords, drifting icebergs and the search with local Inuit for the mystical narwhal in their summer feeding area of Koluktoo Bay near Pond Inlet make this an immersion into Arctic life an unforgettable life experience.

Set Departures: August
Prices: Please call or email us for pricing.


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Polar Bears and Northern Lights of the Torngat Mountains
The pinnacle of remote luxury living in our new Arctic Igloo Domes in the rarely visited remote Torngat mountains. Helicopters, polar bears and rare caribou herds make this a world class unforgettable adventure.

Set Departures: March-April
Prices from: $25,000


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ARCTIC KINGDOM

Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions Inc. is fiercely dedicated to creating authentic and awe-inspiring trips to the high Arctic, we are the only company in the world to offer land-based travel experiences and special interest trips for individuals and small private groups. We know the Arctic like no other company and love to share it. Upscale and exclusive, we offer both scheduled trips (set departures) available to anyone and custom expeditions for clients such as Disney, National Geographic, the occasional world-renowned polar explorer and of course, discerning travellers. Our group sizes are small - from 4-12 fellow adventurers. (Any Inuit guide will tell you that a larger group size compromises your ability to feel and see what the Arctic has to offer.)

"Arctic Kingdom - the world's leading company for managing complicated logistics in the North"
- Scott Polar Research Institute


TRIP FORMAT

Scheduled Trips - Set Departures
A scheduled trip has a fixed date, fixed itinerary and fixed price where you can join a group of up to 12 fellow adventurers

Private and Custom Trips
A private trip is any trip that is not open to the general public, it therefore has a flexible departure date.
There are three types of private trips:

  1. Block Trips: a block trip is a private trip based on any of our scheduled itineraries, the easiest way to block a trip is to simply take over an existing departure date for your group.
  2. Private Adventures: these are set itineraries that have been pre-planned and run before. Starting prices are based on a minimum private group size of 4-8. While the core architecture of these trips is fixed, tweaking and customizing them can easily be accomplished - see our website for a long list of Private Adventures that include: dog-sledding, skiing, hot air ballooning, a helicopter flight to see Polar Bear dens and cubs, catching arctic char, snorkelling with whales, or building (and sleeping in) an igloo above the Arctic circle.
  3. Private Family Trips: this concept is simple; take one of our trips (scheduled or private) and let us weave-in enriching opportunities for kids, teenagers and adults. There is nowhere like the Arctic, where elders are revered and respected, to bridge a generation gap and create life-long memories.

Custom Expedition Planning
If you can imagine it, we can make it happen. We can do for you what we do for National Geographic, Disney, the military and world-renowned polar explorers. Whether your dream is a full-on expedition to the North Pole or simply (or not quite so simply) to hot air balloon over it, video an elusive Greenland shark, or dive an Arctic shipwreck, we can make it happen. The possibilities are as wide open as the north.

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