Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge


Spend a week exploring the Canadian Arctic at this unique wilderness lodge and world-class beluga whale observation site on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada. Situated 500 miles (805 km) north of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers guests fully guided opportunities for diverse adventure activities, and extraordinary polar photography thanks to 24 hours of daylight. Observe the elusive musk ox, polar bear and more wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy comfortable accommodations and superb food, all accessible via a scenic flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


This itinerary is also available as a 10 day duration on 27 July 2018, 03 August 2018, 04 July 2019, 11 July 2019, 28 July 2019 and 04 August 2019.  Contact us for details. 

12-Jul-2018 , 17-Jul-2018 , 22-Jul-2018 , 27-Jul-2018 , 03-Aug-2018 , 29-Jun-2019 , 04-Jul-2019 , 11-Jul-2019 , 18-Jul-2019 , 23-Jul-2019 , 28-Jul-2019 , 04-Aug-2019
8 Days


Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard

Daily accommodation
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
All activities per the daily program, e.g., ATV, kayaking, rafting, photography, etc.
Leadership throughout the expedition by our experienced Arctic Watch Team
Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
Waterproof expedition boots on loan
Expeditions parka to keep
Coffee, tea, water and juice available around the clock (soft drinks and beer are not available)
Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
All miscellaneous service taxes throughout the program
All luggage handling at the charter terminal and at the lodge
Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person

Complimentary WiFi (limited signal strength)

Mandatory transfer package 


International airfare
Passport and applicable visa expenses
Canadian ETA required for non-Canadian or US visa-exempt passengers
Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
Meals outside the lodge, with the exception of breakfasts in Yellowknife
Wine and spirits; Northwest Passage Wine and Spirit List is available for an additional cost
Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
Excess-baggage fees on international flights
Waterproof gear beyond the included parka
Voluntary gratuity at the end of the expedition for staff
Additional overnight accommodation
Fee for fishing licence
Additional expenses (meals, accommodation, international flight change fees, etc.) incurred by delay or cancellation of activities due to suboptimal weather

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request


Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability


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Accommodation & Pricing

Standard ACTSAWWL-STD AUD 8865

The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

 Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - Arctic
Cabin Room
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. Our guests experience the beauty and wonder of this fabulous place, while enjoying the comforts of home and delicious meals.

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