Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island

Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island

7 Days / 6 Nights Roundtrip Ottawa

Price from$10,881

See majestic polar bears swimming amongst icebergs and possibly even bowhead whales, up close and in their wild, unspoiled natural habitat. Experience the long days of Arctic summer and seemingly endless sunsets. This safari takes you through the rarely visited, spectacular landscapes of eastern Baffin Island. Glacier-capped coastlines, majestic mountain peaks, and dazzling icebergs create the perfect backdrop, while the midnight sun casts a magical glow both day and night. This family-friendly expedition provides opportunities to spot polar bears and bowhead whales, taste fresh Arctic char, kayak in glacier-fed lakes, walk in Auyuittuq National Park, and pick wild Arctic blueberries.

SOLO TRAVELLER? Ask us about sharing a lodging during your safari and we'll match you with a traveller of the same gender and waive the single supplement!

Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island map

Day 1: Ottawa > Iqaluit > Qikiqtarjuaq This safari begins in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut. Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, and connect to your flight to Qikiqtarjuaq. On the way to Qikiqtarjuaq, you will fly over Auyuittuq National Park. Keep an eye out for Mount Asgard and Mount Thor, and the world's tallest uninterrupted vertical cliff "“ more than 1524 meters (5,000 feet) of sheer rock. Upon arrival in Qikiqtarjuaq, meet your expedition leader and group members, and participate in a briefing at Parks Canada. Transfer to a waiting boat for a 45-minute boat ride to your Premium Safari Camp, treading past many islands and floating icebergs. Settle into camp and enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sun dip on the horizon.

Days 2-6: Qikiqtarjuaq Take in the highlights of the area from the base camp, located in a sheltered bay.

Enjoy day trips by boat to Auyuittuq National Park, where you may hike at the base of the Coronation Fiord, as well as a trip to the Penny Ice Cap glacier. Sampling fresh Arctic char, gathering fresh blueberries and blackberries nearby, and kayaking are also popular pastimes.

Bowhead whales are known to frequent an area just 30 minutes to 1 hour from camp, while polar bears can often be spotted on islands throughout the area. In some cases, more than 20 polar bears can be seen on this safari! Get the chance to observe wildlife including bowhead whales and polar bears, and visit a newly discovered bowhead whale molting site.

Day 7: Qikiqtarjuaq > Iqaluit > Ottawa Enjoy breakfast before boarding the boat to travel back to Qikiqtarjuaq. Depart for Ottawa.

Please note: The above itinerary is intended to be representative only as weather and wildlife conditions play a large role in dictating our daily movements and activities. It is important to have a spirit of flexibility when travelling to any Arctic location.

Premium Safari Camp on Land Inspired by African mobile safari camps, our Premium Safari Camp brings elegance and comfort to the Arctic. The modern, specially designed Arctic yurt-style safari camp structures provide a warm and inviting home-away-from-home in one of the world's most remote, yet breathtaking places.

Sleep quarters are spacious and warm, 4.8m (16') in diameter, with over 3m (10') cathedral ceilings. They have double walls with insulation and are entered via a lockable door. Configurations with either two twin beds or one king size bed are available. Each bed is complete with mattress, duvets, pillow, and a warm comforter. No detail has been overlooked "“ from large windows, to coat hooks and heaters for those that would like it a little toaster.

Other Premium Safari Camp Features • Large and spacious dining/lounge area and 24-hour snack and drinks buffet. • Shared washroom facility with on-demand hot water showers. • Set up on land

• Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and snacks, 6 dinners • Accommodations: 6 nights in Premium Safari Camp on land • All day trips by land or boat • Return transfers in Qikiqtarjuaq • 2020 Return flights Ottawa > Qikiqtarjuaq

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

Tour Price

Taxes

Return Flights from Ottawa to Qikiqtarjuaq

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$10,881

$545

$3,318

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$19,586

$980

$3,318

2020

7 Aug - 21 Aug

Taxes

-

$15,159

$1,023

Departs

2019 Departures Aug 2, 9, 16 2020 Departures Aug 7, 14, 21

Booking conditions

• Maximum 12 people • A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required prior to booking. • Full payment is due 150 days prior to departure.

Single Traveller • If you are a single traveler who requests at time of booking to share accommodations with a fellow traveler of the same gender, we will try to match you. If no match becomes available, a single supplement will not be charged. • Single accommodation may not always be available on all trips and is not guaranteed.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• 2019 Return flights Ottawa > Qikiqtarjuaq • Fuel surcharges • Pre/post tour accommodation Ottawa • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in in Qikiqtarjuaq, Iqaluit or Ottawa including flight changes, additional hotels and meals • Polar Clothing Rental Package