Highlights:

  • Discover Nunavut’s capital city, Iqaluit
  • Enjoy the cultural and historical attractions
  • Explore the Sylvia Grinnell River by hiking
  • Kayak in Frobisher Bay

Discover the colour, vibrancy, tranquility and midnight sun of an Arctic summer.

As the Arctic awakens from its winter slumber, its raw and pristine beauty shines in the summer months. Admire the exotic tundra blooming with brilliant wildflowers under almost 24-hour sunshine.

Venture above the tree line to experience the best of the season and some of the top highlights of Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut and largest city on Baffin Island. Enjoy activities including a town tour, hiking the tundra, or fishing for Arctic char in Sylvia Grinnell Park. Delve into Inuit history and culture at Iqaluit’s museums and art galleries.

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Trip Details:

  • Price:

    CAD $2,899 + tax, per person

  • Location:

    Iqaluit, NU

  • Length:

    4 days / 3 nights

  • Dates:

    August 2 - 5, 2019
    August 16 - 19, 2019

  • Air Package:

    RT Flights Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU Included in price


Trip Itinerary:

*This sample itinerary is a good overview, but not exact. We have nearly 20-years of experience adapting day-to-day agendas to meet the interests of guests and local conditions. Excursions and activities may be delivered on different days.

Day 1

Upon arrival in Iqaluit, you will be met by your Arctic Kingdom guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy an in-depth guided tour of Iqaluit and the nearby community of Apex and visit a variety of Iqaluit’s attractions and highlights. This may include the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, the original Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post and more.

Day 2

Your Arctic Kingdom guide will meet you at the hotel and drive you to Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park for a hike along the Sylvia Grinnell River.  Don’t forget your camera and keep your eyes open for wildlife. A packed lunch will be provided. The park is an excellent hiking location for viewing the beautiful scenery, wildlife and flora of the eastern arctic region. Hiking routes through the park vary in length and level of difficulty, from easy to challenging. The well-travelled River Valley route passes through birding areas and the park’s coastal landscape. The terrain varies from gravel roadway to uneven tundra and boulder fields. The Hilltops and Meadows route allows hikers to experience tundra meadows, bedrock outcrops and unobstructed views of the surrounding region from several highpoints in the park. This route is considered a hike over uneven ground with some steep elevations. It has trail markers to aid in navigation around sensitive environments. Hikers are encouraged to take side trips from each of the main routes.

Interested in fishing for Arctic char at the river? Let us know in advance and for a small fee Arctic Kingdom will provide a license and tackle for the hike.

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Day 3

Your Arctic Kingdom guide will meet you at your hotel at a prearranged time. Enjoy kayaking in Frobisher Bay in the morning and a packed lunch served on the tundra. Explore this amazing area in Frobisher Bay on a guided hike. If conditions allow we will aim to explore Qaummaarviit Territorial Park. The park is rich in archeological artifacts dating back to the Thule culture; demonstrating the inventiveness and adaptability of these remarkable people. The rocky landscape of the island is broken up by patches of lush vegetation and the 11 semi-buried sod houses that give the visitor an idea of the living conditions on the island at the time of the Thule people.

Day 4

Enjoy a free morning to explore Iqaluit at your leisure, and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs such as Inuit art, textiles, and carvings. Arctic Kingdom will transfer you to the airport for your early afternoon flight back to Ottawa.


Included:

  • Round-trip flights from Ottawa, ON to Iqaluit, NU
  • Services of Arctic Kingdom expedition staff
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at the Frobisher Inn (or equivalent hotel)
  • Town tour
  • Fully guided program
  • Packed lunch on Day 2 and Day 3
  • All transfers in Iqaluit

Not Included:

  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Iqaluit or Ottawa

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