Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tour Duration: 
8 days
Number of Persons Limit: 
Tour Starts/Ends: 

• Unique opportunity to camp on floe edge, experience a facinating culture and view rich marine life

• Close encounters with Narwhal and opportunities to see polar bear

• Travel by sled on the sea ice with Inuit guides

• Visit bird nesting cliff

• Experience the land of the Midnight Sun!



Rugged mountains, stunning glaciers, flocks of northern seabirds, the wonderful Narwhal, and traditional Inuit culture – this is what awaits us on a truly amazing Arctic tour to the wilderness of northern Baffin Island.

We experience this dramatic Arctic landscape at a time of year when the sun never sets and wildlife is returning to this very rich area of the Arctic. There are northern birds in abundance, including Thick-billed Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, and King and Common Eiders. Other highlights include Sabine’s and Thayer’s gulls, Red-throated Loon and with much luck, we may see the all white Ivory Gull! In addition, the mixing of ocean currents from Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound makes the marine life very rich! At this time of year, the sea ice is melting back and marine mammals are traveling north along the ice floe edge where food is concentrated. We hope to see several species of seals and the amazing spiral-tusked Narwhal. With luck we will also see polar bear or the endangered bowhead whale. Remote wilderness, striking Arctic landscapes, rich northern wildlife, and fascinating culture – this promises to be the experience of a lifetime!

Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 0: Arrival in Ottawa

Day 1: Travel to Pond Inlet

Day 2: Travel to the floe edge

Days 3–6: Floe edge and Bylot Island

Day 7: Return to Pond Inlet

Day 8: Travel to Ottawa and onward


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