Accommodations - Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions

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Safari Camps, Lodges & Cabins

Safaris with Arctic Kingdom come in 3 accommodation styles – Safari Camps (Premium and Tented), Lodges and Cabins.

Safari Camps

Arctic Kingdom is the pioneer of the Arctic Safari Camp. Inspiration for our camps comes from the traditional camps of the Inuit, polar expeditions, and African mobile tented safaris. Weaving together traditional and modern technology, we have pioneered the concept of the Arctic Safari. We have developed two styles of Safari Camps:
  • Premium Safari Camp – A modern Arctic yurt-style inspired camp with structures that have windows and doors, heaters, and fully functioning shared washrooms with hot showers.
  • Tented Safari Camp - The sleep tents are large and spacious at almost 7' feet tall, with 140 sq feet of living space. They have large doorways that you can walk into with ample standing room and space for all your cameras and luggage. All sleep tents contain two beds and full size pillows.
Set up on land or directly on the sea ice, the Premium Safari Camp and Tented Safari Camp are set up seasonally, from 1 to 4 weeks, in order to time a specific wildlife encounter. They are set up prior to your arrival and at the end of the short season, they are dismantled by Arctic Kingdom and sent back to our local community storage facility, leaving only footprints behind.

Gourmet meals in breathtaking places

Be it at a safari camp, cabin, or a lodge, Arctic Kingdom loves food and we take it very seriously. After a day out on the land watching polar bears, come back to your safari camp or lodge for some serious appetizers to be followed by a gourmet meal. Our Executive Chef Matt Binkley along with his hand-picked team of chefs, has prepared menus to showcase the best the Arctic has to offer. Combining a mix of locally sourced food, which ranges from Arctic char, turbot, caribou or musk-ox, and specialty foods we source ‘down south’, meals are comfort food gourmet with a dash of panache.

Premium Safari Camp

Inspired by African mobile safari camps, the Arctic Kingdom Premium Safari Camp brings elegance and comfort to the Arctic. The modern, specially designed Arctic yurt-style safari camp structures have double walls with insulation to provide a warm and inviting home-away-from-home in one of the world's most remote, yet breathtaking places. Sleep quarters are spacious and warm with over 10’ cathedral ceilings. The yurt-style safari sleep structures are 16’ in diameter and are entered via a lockable door. Configurations with either two twin beds or one king size bed are available. Each bed is complete with mattress duvets, pillows, and a warm comforter. No detail has been overlooked - from large windows that give a 360 degree view, to coat hooks, cozy rugs, and heaters for those that would like it a little toastier, our Premium Safari Camp provides the perfect home away from home. Other Premium Safari Camp Features:
  • Large and spacious dining/lounge area with central fireplace, stove, and 24 hour buffet with snacks and drinks.
  • Shared washroom facility with on demand hot water sinks and showers.
This camp may be set up on land or directly on ice, depending on location and time of year. Trips: Great Migrations Of The Northwest Passage (on Ice) Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari (on Ice) Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island (on Land)

Tented Safari Camp

The Tented Safari Camp may appear like a tented camp from the outside, but on the inside, it continually surprises and delights all guests as it is well-appointed, roomy, and warm. The base camp has a central dining/lounge area for dining and relaxing. Shared washrooms have hot showers, the Tented Safari Camp makes the most remote areas accessible and comfortable. The sleep tents are large and spacious at almost 7' feet tall, with 140 sq feet of living space. They have large doorways that you can walk into with ample standing room and space for all your cameras and luggage. All sleep tents contain two beds and full size pillows. This camp may be set up on land or directly on ice, depending on local conditions. Trips: Kings of the Arctic – Polar Bears, Whales, Walrus (on Land)

Newborn Polar Bear Cub Lodge

The Newborn Polar Bear Cub Lodge is a beautifully refurbished Navy communications base, which stands 300 feet on top of an old beach ridge, located about 40 miles south of Churchill, MB, Canada. The lodge is isolated in the middle of the tundra, with the nearest neighbour being 40 miles away. It is completely self-sufficient as it is 'off the grid'. In the central lounge there is a wood burning fireplace to relax with fellow guests. There are some rooms available as singles, but most rooms are shared with up to 4 people of the same gender to a room in two bunk beds. Washrooms are shared and showers are not available. A sauna and Internet is available. Power is provided by onsite generators. The lodge can accommodate up to 18 guests. This is a rustic lodge, yet provides the world's best access to mother and newborn polar bear cubs. Trips: Polar Bear Mother and Newborn Cubs Photo Safari

Polar Bear Cabins

Rustic, remote, and accessible only by air, Arctic Kingdom's Polar Bear Cabins, rest on the shores of Hudson Bay are simple, polar bear proof buildings surrounded by an electric fence. Each cabin offers a comfortable and safe home in the heart of polar bear country. Consisting of four guest cabins and a central dining/lounge cabin with panoramic windows and fireplace, the Polar Bear Cabin complex allows for a maximum of 8 guests, creating a very private and intimate polar bear viewing experience. Each guest cabin has an entryway for storing camera gear and tripods, as well as a main room featuring two beds, a small laptop computer table, and adequate space for the rest of your gear and clothing. All cabins are heated by propane and powered by a diesel generator from morning to evening for the 110 volt electrical receptacles found in each cabin. The main cabin room is configured with two twin beds and comes complete with linens, duvet, comforter, and pillows. Each cabin has its own en suite washroom with flushing toilet and a propane heated shower. Trips: Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Photo Safari
Note: Camp configuration and accommodations may be changed due to logistical or environmental considerations beyond our control.
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