Highlights:

  • Experience the exclusivity of true high Arctic and mother polar bears and cubs in early spring
  • Stay in our Tented Safari Camp, set on approximately 2.5 meters (8 feet) of solid ice (or more)
  • Capture unique and stunning photographs of polar bears, and possibly cubs, as the polar bear's lounge on icebergs and the sea ice
  • Take in stunningly vast landscapes and panoramic views of soaring icebergs and mountains in the high Arctic
  • Get the chance to experience the Northern Lights at night in all its glory in the high Arctic

AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW POLAR BEARS AND ICEBERGS ON BAFFIN ISLAND

The most incredible spot in the High Arctic to view polar bears and cubs on the icebergs on Baffin Island, Nunavut.

Our most adventurous Arctic Polar Bear safari brings you into the heart of the High Arctic in early spring, where travellers seldom go. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, experience polar bears close-up in undisturbed splendor as they venture on to the sea ice and climb majestic icebergs. Capture memories of a lifetime with possible sightings of mother and cubs, icebergs and witness the incredible Northern Lights in the evening.

This safari is perfect for professional and keen amateur photographers looking for rare wildlife photography opportunities, and an authentic High Arctic adventure.

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Trip Details:

  • Price:

    CAD $14,995 (+tax)

    *per person, based on double occupancy

  • Location:

    Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

  • Length:

    9 days/ 8 nights

  • Dates:

    March 26 – April 3, 2019
    April 2 – April 10, 2019
    April 10 – April 18, 2019
    April 17 - April 25, 2019

  • Air Package:

    Flights from Ottawa, ON (YOW) to Qikiqtarjuaq (YVM) available

  • International Gateway:

    Ottawa, ON (YOW)

  • Group Size:

    8

  • Transportation:

    Snowmobile & Qamutik

  • Average Temperature:

    -40°C to -20°C (-40°F to -4°F)

  • Daylight:

    11 hours


Trip Itinerary:

Our Spring Polar Bears and Icebergs of Baffin Photo Safari is the perfect adventure for professional and keen amateur photographers looking for unique wildlife and landscape photography opportunities, and an authentic Arctic experience.

 

Day 1

Depart Ottawa International Airport for Iqaluit. Transfer to local hotel for a hot dinner.

Day 2

Transfer to the Iqaluit airport for your flight to Qikiqtarjuaq. Upon arrival, travel to camp by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled).

Days 3 - 7

A photographer’s paradise!

Enjoy full-day explorations of the majestic High Arctic wilderness by snowmobile and qamutik, as Inuit guides use traditional expertise to locate and help you safely view polar bears, close-up.  Weather and snow conditions determine the exact route.

Enjoy hot lunches served on the land and gourmet comfort food dinners at camp. Schedules are determined by wildlife and our guests. Enjoy the Northern Lights and great company at night.

Day 8

After a hot breakfast, spend the morning capturing a few last memories and photographs. Return to Qikiqtarjuaq and overnight at the local hotel.

Day 9

Transfer to the Qikiqtarjuaq airport for your flight to Iqaluit and onward to Ottawa.


Accommodations:

Tented Safari Camp on Ice

While they may appear like a tented camp from the outside, our Tented Safari Camp continues to surprise and delight our guests with its roomy and warm interior. Large and spacious, the specially-designed tents for cold weather are tall enough to stand with ample space for all your cameras and luggage.

Features:

  • 2 m (6’ 9”) tall with an interior of 14 m2 (150 ft2).
  • All sleep tents have two beds (cots above the floor)
  • Central dining/lounge area to dine and relax in with other guests
  • Shared washrooms with other guests.

Included:

  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and snacks, 8 dinners
  • Accommodations:
    • 6 nights, Tented Safari Camp on Ice
    • 2 nights in a hotel
  • Arctic Kingdom Expedition Leader and local Inuit guides
  • Transfers in Qikiqtarjuaq

Not Included:

  • Round-trip flight to Qikiqtarjuaq. Air package sold separately.
  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Iqaluit, Qikiqtarjuaq or Ottawa
  • Polar Clothing Rental Package rental strongly encouraged

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