Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 200
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31256
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Calgary, Canada
  • Ends Calgary, Canada
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • With two helicopters on board, you’ll get the chance to take included flights to soar above the Arctic landscape and make landings at otherwise inaccessible spots.
  • Explore parts of the Nunavut region with Inuit guides and learn about the people who have lived in the world’s most difficult environments for thousands of years.
  • Spot incredible wildlife on land and on Zodiac excursions. Canada’s High Arctic is home to fantastic beasts like polar bears, musk oxen, narwhals and caribou.
  • Traverse the waterways of the famed Northwest Passage, which foiled European explorers for hundreds of years, and attempt to reach the otherworldly Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands.
  • Discover the immense beauty of ancient glaciers, house-sized icebergs, granite mountains and epic tundra that extends as far as the eye can see.
Start and end in Calgary, the tour "Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage To Ellesmere And Axel Heiberg Islands" is a guided polar expeditions and cruise trip that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Canada's High Arctic, Axel Heiberg Island and Resolute in Arctic and Canada. "Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage To Ellesmere And Axel Heiberg Islands" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

The smattering of islands contained in Canada’s Arctic north are a world away from the more accessible parts of North America. Here, the iceberg-strewn waters are home to walruses and whales and tiny Inuit communities built on permafrost. This 12-day expedition takes you into Nunavut and the Canadian High Arctic Archipelago to explore these incredible lands and waters, following the legendary Northwest Passage with an eye to encountering wildlife, historical sites and resilient people. Unlike the hardy explorers who attempted to map this landscape in days of old, you’ll be travelling in style with an onboard fitness centre, sauna and a wide range of cabin options.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Calgary, Canada
  • Day 2: Fly to Resolute and Embark
  • Day 3-10: Exploring Canada’s High Arctic
  • Day 11: Disembark in Resolute, Canada and Fly to Calgary
  • Day 12: Depart Calgary
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Expedition Ship (9 nights), comfortable hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport
  • Ship , Zodiac , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Calgary are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 123 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 122 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 122 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Canadian Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • You will be supplied with an expedition parka and waterproof boots that are sturdy and warm. Please see the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for a detailed guide on what to bring with you.
  • The plan is to hop into Zodiac boats quite regularly to explore and search for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac.
  • Sturdy sea legs are needed for wet and dry landings by Zodiac, and you will hike on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces.
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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