Polar Regions Arctic Land Tour

Arctic Watch

Spend 10 days exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada, just a 3.5 hour scenic flight from Yellowknife. Situated 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers guests fully guided opportunities for diverse adventure activities including hiking and kayaking, and extraordinary polar photography thanks to 24 hours of daylight. Search for the elusive musk ox, polar bear, ringed seals, bird cliffs, fox dens and much more iconic Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat. 

Highlights may include arctic safaris, rafting the Cunningham River, sea kayaking with hundreds of beluga whales, hiking and trail running the tundra, spotting polar bears roaming the Northwest Passage and fishing for Arctic char. See the tundra via ATV excursions to explore areas farther away, including Red Valley, Muskox Ridge Trail, Cape Anne and Thule Inuit sites with ancient stone and whale bone houses. In 2019 there is a shorter 8-day itinerary and a similar 10-day itinerary that includes different terms, please see the Itinerary page for more information.

Staying at the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge offers comfortable accommodations and superb food along with ATVs, a Mercedes Unimog, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, fat bikes, rafts and fishing equipment for exploring the region. This active Arctic journey is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Arctic tours.