Qikiqtarjuaq, the Iceberg Capital of Nunavut
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Qikiqtarjuaq lies at the northern end of Auyuittaq national park, and means “Big Island”. The area is rich in wildlife and stunning Arctic scenery, allowing you to get out and experience Nature first hand.
- Watch icebergs in Davis Straight
- Hike the many trails in the area or go rock climbing
- Look for local wildlife and sealife such as whales, narwal, walrus and polar bears
- Meet locals and share in their life storeis
- Visit nearby Auyuittuq National Park
From Ottawa, dependant on flight schedule
CA$3,320 – twin
CA$4,229 – single
Taxes: CA$224.06 on airfare / 13% HST on total
Prices are shown in CA$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room. These are “starting from” prices and the actual price of your program may vary depending on the availability of flights, accommodation and local tours added in.
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Fly north from Ottawa to Iqaluit, then connect onward to Qikiqtarjuaq. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel where you will check-in for a three night stay. You will have all your meals provided for you at the Tulugak Inn.
A community tour is included in your program on either Day 2 or 3. Other optional tours may be pre-booked for you, such as boat trips, hiking tours or a visit to nearby Auyuittuq National Park. The availability of tours is dependant on the time of year. We will provide you options at the time of your inquiry, so you can see what the tours are that you can choose from.
Today you depart from Qikiqtarjuaq to Iqaluit and then on to Ottawa, where your tour ends.
A stop in Iqaluit is possible in either direction. Please ask us to quote you on a combination tour.
- Round trip airfare between Ottawa and Qikiqtarjuaq
- Airport transfers in Qikiqtarjuaq
- 3 nights of accommodation
- Meals in Qikiqtarjuaq at hotel
- Community tour
- Airfare from your home city to/from Ottawa
- Optional tours
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to local guides
The area is rich in wildlife, various whales, walrus, polar bears, birdlife and narwhal, and offer some spectacular scenery. You can enjoy the walking trails, watch ice-bergs in the Davis Straight, rock climb or simply enjoy the community of 470 Inuit who call this village their home. Qikiqtarjuaq is conveniently close to the northern boundary of the majestically mountainous Auyuittuq National Park.
Please note, fog is a very common occurrence in Arctic Canada in the summer and early fall. It is imperative that you leave yourself a buffer at the end of your trip to allow for delays (sometimes a day or two, not just hours). Trip cancellation and interruption insurance that covers weather delays is critical.
Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.