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Dogsledding North Baffin Island Adventure

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Step back in time and travel the traditional hunting routes of the Inuit

The romantic image of a by-gone arctic time – an Inuit hunter, his dog team and the wide expanse of the arctic still exists in the Arctic to this day. As much as the snowmobile – also known as the ‘iron dog’ has replaced the dog team as the primary workhorse of the Arctic, traditional dog teams still play an important part of the Inuit life and culture.

Over five days and under the guidance of your Inuit guide, you will have the option to design and customize your trip to meet your specific wishes. As there is much to see, your guide will outline a number of proposed routes before departing. It could be that over the winter freeze up a gigantic iceberg is within a day’s reach where you can camp overnight before heading out to a frozen fresh water lake with the aim of fishing for Arctic Char. Along the way you will photograph the magnificent ice and snow-locked landscape, including the region’s towering cliffs which rise shear from the sea to over 3,500 feet, and numerous glaciers spilling down the mountain valleys. Pass by traditional Inuit Inukshuks that have been silently guiding the Inuit along traditional hunting and traveling routes. Witness Arctic wildlife first-hand, including polar bear, seal, ptarmigan, and in late spring, the flurry of Arctic birds that fly north along the floe edge to nest.

Highlights

  • Embark on a five day journey over sea ice, past icebergs, towering cliffs and sweeping glaciers
  • Experience the culture and untamed beauty of the Arctic by means of traditional dog sledding
  • Try mushing a team of powerful huskies, descendants of High Arctic breeds that date back several thousand years, as you explore the spectacular fiords north of the Arctic Circle under the tutelage of your Inuit guide
  • Be shown by your Inuit guide, how they survive, cope and live out on the land and ice by traditions formed over 3000 years human history in the high arctic. Enjoy traditional meals of caribou, goose, Arctic Char.

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SUMMARY
EXPEDITION SUMMARY
Trip Length
8 Nights / 7 Days
Time of Year
mid-April to end of May
Price
Please call or email us for pricing.
Trip Type
Dog sledding, cultural, wildlife viewing
Group Size
Typically there will be 1 or 2 persons maximum per Dog sled team. Group size will be 6 persons. Private dog sled trips for 1 or 2 persons available on request.
Location
Pond Inlet, Nunavut (Canada)
Participant Experience Needed
Only a great attitude and adventurous spirit!
Accommodations
Gateway town hotel, Daily camp or Inuit outpost cabin while on land
Transportation
Dog sled
Booking Terms
$2000 deposit required at time of booking. Full Payment due 90 days prior to departure date.
Cancellation Terms
Outside of 90 days a full refund of deposit less $500 admin charge is given. 90 to 60 days prior to a trip entitles client a 50% refund less $500 admin charge. 0-60 days prior to trip no refund will be offered.
Insurance
It is a condition of joining this expedition that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks. Evacuation insurance is highly recommended.

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