Arctic Discovery Tour
- Single room supplement CAD $795
- Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
- All transactions are in Canadian dollars. 5% GST will be added,
- Be part of an elite group; Few people have the opportunity to join us on this Arctic adventure.
- ADT 01/2022Jan 28 2022 to Feb 4 2022
- ADT 02/2022Feb 11 2022 to Feb 18 2022
- ADT 03/2022Feb 25 2022 to Mar 4 2022
- ADT 04/2022Mar 11 2022 to Mar 18 2022
Transfer from the airport to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse. Meet your tour guide and the other participants for an information meeting. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (No meals included)
Day 2 White is today’s favourite colour.
The drive from Whitehorse to Dawson provides a glimpse of the awesomeness that lies ahead on your way to the Arctic. You will be immersed in the beauty of our snow-covered roads, snow-covered trees, snow-covered mountains and ice-covered rivers! Overnight is in Dawson City where you can step out for a night on the town at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s and maybe even get up close and personal with the famous sour toe cocktail. (Bagged lunch included)
Day 3 "Larger than life!"
Today our small band of Arctic explorers is ready to leave civilisation behind. We’ll drive the Dempster Highway and experience firsthand why they call Yukon “larger than life.” Be prepared to be amazed. Overnight in Eagle Plains. (Bagged lunch included)
Day 4 Across the dotted line.
After an amazing evening marvelling at a sky ablaze with twinkling stars and Northern Lights, and with a hearty breakfast in our tummies, we are off to the Arctic Circle. The actual dotted line is hidden under a thick pack of snow, but there to amaze you are panoramic views of the Richardson Mountains, the official Arctic Circle interpretive sign, snow, mountains, more snow, more mountains, possibly a snow hare and in the far distance hundreds of caribou!
We’ll continue our drive north, and the “larger than life” theme just keeps getting larger as we cross in to the Northwest Territories. Once through the famous mountain pass, aptly named Hurricane Alley, we descend into the seemingly endless Mackenzie River valley.
At this point, the landscape changes dramatically from endless mountain ranges in to endless flat tundra. We'll cross the Peel and Mackenzie Rivers via bridge – but not what you might expect – these bridges are made of ice! These ice bridges are actually a very sturdy sheet of ice that will support the weight of large semi-trucks.
After another hour and a half we arrive in Inuvik and our hotel for the next 2 nights. (Bagged lunch included.)
Day 5 To the Arctic Ocean.
This will be another fascinating day! We'll drive north on the newly constructed road all the way to the frozen Polar Sea. A 180-km drive through the vast frozen tundra delivers us to Tuktoyaktuk, a small Inuit village. In "Tuk," the Inuit population lives a partly traditional life style with hunting, trapping and fishing but the oil and gas industry is also very evident in and around the town which is nicely situated on a sheltered bay on the Beaufort Sea. We'll meet our Inuit guide who will share stories about life in the frozen north. By mid-afternoon we'll return to Inuvik. (lunch bag included)
Day 6 You want ice with that view?
Today we’ll drive abut 120 kms on another ice road through the Mackenzie Delta to the small Inuit settlement of Aklavik. This ice road follows the smaller arms of the Mackenzie and there is a good chance of seeing wildlife. In Aklavik we have time to tour the settlement and have a hot chocolate at the local store before returning to Inuvik. (lunch bag included)
Trip option: Complete your arctic experience with a unique dog sledding trip. You can mush your own dog team and enjoy the arctic landscape from a whole different perspective.
Full day or half day options. Also in combination with snowmobile.
Ask us for prices and possibilities.
Day 7 A do-over by fly-over.
We depart Inuvik for Whitehorse Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to your downtown hotel. (Bagged lunch bag included)
After breakfast, take off on your next adventure! (No meals included)
- Airport transfers in Whitehorse and Inuvik.
- 7 nights accommodation in hotels and motels.
- All transportation as per itinerary
- Bagged lunch where stated.
- Arctic Circle certificate.
- Scheduled flight from Inuvik to Whitehorse.
- Fees and licenses.
- Emergency equipment including satellite phone.
- Experienced driver / guide for the duration of the tour.
- Meals and beverages in restaurants and hotels.
- Arctic Winter clothing. (winter clothing rental is available but advance booking required).
- Trip cancellation and medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancelation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
- Our small-group policy limits the number of guests in each vehicle to below capacity, ensuring a more comfortable and personalized experience.
- Average temperatures at this time of winter are between -2° and - 24° Celsius (28 to -11 Fahrenheit), but extremes may be as low as -45° Celsius (-50 Fahrenheit). We ask you to bring adequate clothing to withstand these temperatures. Upon advance request you can rent a clothing package from Nature Tours of Yukon.
- Nature Tours of Yukon provides all necessary emergency equipment for traveling in winter conditions, including satellite phone.
- On this tour there may be last-minute changes to the itinerary due to the nature of the excursion. We may experience unforeseen delays due to weather or other reasons. We'll do our best to provide an alternate program of equivalent importance and value, and of a similar nature.
- You will be required to sign a 'release of claims and waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this tour.
- Be an ice road trucker for a day. Drive your own car over the ice road: One 4wd SUV per 2 persons. For your safety we provide an SUV with all emergency equipment and our guide and will accompany you on the ice road. Price: CAD $565 per vehicle. (2 Persons per vehicle. LDW, liability insurance and fuel included).
- Be a dog musher for a day. Complete your arctic experience with a unique dog sledding trip. You can mush your own dog team and enjoy the arctic landscape from a whole new perspective. Full-day or half-day options. Also in combination with snowmobile. Ask us for prices and possibilities.