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Arctic Watch Lodge
Why we like it
- This is the place to stay to have a true Arctic Adventure
- The opportunity to view the incredible beluga whale in the summer months
- The lodge is located on Somerset Island, with no permanent residents
- Activities include hiking, kayaking and Arctic safaris to view mustox, polar bears and more
- Stay in private comfortable cabins
The perfect end to the day, have a hot shower and relax with a glass of wine sharing stories of the days adventures.
Everything was perfect, we could just relax and enjoy the journey. All information was handed out at the hotel in Vancouver upon arrival and we had absolutely no issues during the trip.
- K Heisterberg, Denmark
Located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 50 miles from the nearest town, Arctic Watch is a permanent wilderness resort that offers hotel-like accommodations in a remote Arctic setting. The only way to access the lodge is by a private charter flight. Experience the beauty and wonder of this fabulous place, while enjoying the comforts of home and delicious meals. The staff are passionate, professional and experts in their field and will make your stay even more incredible. This is a haven and a must do for nature lovers and photographers. It is an all-encompassing Arctic safari. The wildlife opportunities are incredible and you can see muskox, polar bears, arctic foxes, birds and archaeological sites. There is an array of activities on land and water, sea kayak, raft, mountain bike and ATVs. Climb mountains, fish lakes, and hike through canyons, across tundra and around waterfalls. Enjoy 24 hour daylight too as the lodge only opens July to September annually.
Best time to be there
The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.
For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.
For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.
Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.
Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.
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