A polynya is an area of open water surrounded by sea ice that stays open year round due to currents preventing freezing. Arctic Kingdom, through it’s scouting of the high arctic by planes and snowmobiles, is offering unprecedented access to this extremely remote and almost inaccessible area, arriving via private plane and landing on an ice airstrip. View the mystical narwhal and friendly beluga’s in crystal clear waters, surrounded by icebergs, glaciers and sheer expanse of the ice floe of Jones Sound. Watch whales from the edge of the ice floe from the surface, or if you would like to view them underwater with our dive masters, this area is unprecedented in water clarity and numbers of animals. In addition, our ice camp, set up and dismantled each year as to provide a zero-footprint lodge-type facility, is set within hiking distance of glaciers, spectacular cliffs and the ice floe. In addition to Narwhal and Beluga, you will see walrus and many arctic birds from Fulmars, Black-legged Kittiwake to Thick-billed Murres. There’s even a chance we might see Polar Bears on the hunt or in the water.