Spring Polar Bears and Icebergs of Baffin

Tented Safari Camp
Tented Safari Camp
8 Passengers

The most incredible spot in the world to view polar bears amidst the icebergs on Baffin Island, Nunavut. 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.

This epic photo safari brings you into the heart of the high eastern Arctic in early spring, where travelers seldom go. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, view polar bears close-up in undisturbed splendor as they venture on to the sea ice and climb majestic icebergs.

Experience the true high Arctic out on the exposed ice, taking in the vast landscapes and sheer magnitude of icebergs and mountains at every turn. Spend your days traveling across the sea ice with local Inuit guides, by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled pulled by snowmobiles) as you explore the wilderness in search of polar bears.

Every day provides unparalleled opportunities for adventure and remarkable photography before you return to the warm and comfortable Arctic Safari Camp on ice.

Capture memories of a lifetime with possible sightings of mother and cubs, and enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights in the evening. Be one of a special few to experience the raw beauty of this region, and its unique wildlife sightings, in early spring.

Highlights
• Experience the true Arctic in early spring – above the tree line and the Arctic Circle
• Stay in our Arctic Safari Camp, set on approximately 6 feet (2m) of solid ice
• Capture unique and stunning photographs of polar bears as they lounge on the sea ice and climb icebergs
• Chance to view and photograph polar bears and cubs, possibly including yearlings and new cubs
• Journey by snowmobile and qamutik across the ice with seasoned Inuit guides
• Enjoy tea made of melt-water from icebergs thousands of years old
• Take in stunningly vast landscapes and panoramic views of soaring icebergs and mountains

Brief itinerary

Day 1 Ottawa to Iqaluit
Day 2 Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq to Safari Camp
Days 3 to 7 Tented Safari Camp on Ice
Day 8 Transfer to Qikiqtarjuaq
Day 9 Return to Ottawa

Day 1 — Ottawa to Iqaluit

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

Day 2 — Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq to Safari Camp

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

Days 3 to 7 — Tented Safari Camp on Ice

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 — Transfer to Qikiqtarjuaq

After a hot breakfast, spend the morning capturing a few more memories and photographs. Transfer to Qikiqtarjuaq for a last nights’ stay at the local hotel.

Day 9 — Return to Ottawa

Fly from Qikiqtarjuaq to Ottawa, and onward to home.

* Itinerary may be subject to change