Igloo City in Arctic Bay

See Igloo City in Arctic Bay and learn the techniques to crafting a warm shelter out of cold building materials! Igloos are homes constructed from blocks of snow, usually in the form of a dome. 

The word igloo is the Inuktitut word for home, and while the local people live in single family dwellings, townhouses and apartments the art of igloo making has never been lost.

Try your hand at making your own, as we delve into the traditions and cultures of our Inuit people.

Summary

Location: Arctic Bay

Length: 5 Days

Available Dates & Costs:

  • February 17, 2018 - April 1, 2018
  • $5,750

Package cost does not include flights to and from Arctic Bay.

Highlights

  • Learn how to build an igloo
  • Meet elders and locals
  • Enjoy traditional meals
  • Dog sledding

Location

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Arctic Bay

Guests will be picked up by taxi or shuttle at the airport in Arctic Bay. On arrival, guests will be met and transferred to the ‘Tangmaaqvik Hotel’ or home stay for our overnight accommodation.

Day 2 Meet with Elders

We’ll gather in Arctic Bay after a good night’s rest, and head out to meet the community Elders, to receive their blessings. We’ll be able to ask questions about their ways of life, traditions and culture, and hear their stories. 

Day 3 Build an Igloo

Learn how to make your own home out of snow! Find out about the techniques and skills passed down from generations. 

Day 4 Dog Sledding

We’ll go dog sledding on the land, traveling the way our Inuit people used to travel! We’ll stop to do some ice fishing, cooking and eating our catch.

Day 5 Sod House Tour

We’ll take a visit to the old sod houses, and other tradition spots in and around Arctic Bay. We’ll interact with the people of the community for a fully immersive experience. 

Day 6 Dog Sledding

We’ll continue our journey’s through the landscapes with one of the most exhilarating modes of travel, as we mush through the snow with our huskies. Interested in stopping somewhere specific? Let us know what you’d like to do on your final day.

Day 7 Leave Arctic Bay

Guests will be shuttled back to the airport to connect with their outbound international flights.

What's Included

Guides

  • Arctic Bay Adventure’s guides at 3:1 ratio, the guides are Inuit

Accommodation

  • Camping + 2 nights in Arctic Bay

Meals

  • Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.

Expedition Equipment

  • Base camp: generators, bathroom for male and female, kitchen/group tents, cooking stoves, dishes, utensils.
  • Sleeping tents, sleeping bags, cots

Safety Equipment

  • First aid, repair kits, satellite phones, inReach devices.

Transportation

  • Snow machines from base camp
  • Airport transfers in Arctic Bay

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