Search for narwhal, polar bears, beluga whales, bowhead whales and other arctic wildlife on this floe edge basecamp journey to the edge of the ice. The floe-edge is the name given to the area where the frozen ocean meets the open ocean. Trips to the floe-edge take place in May and June. Under constant daylight and the midnight sun, travel to the edge takes in magnificent mountain views, glaciers, ancient Thule sites and the chance to see a variety of Arctic wildlife. Icebergs can often be found frozen into the sea ice and present great photo subjects.
From the community of Pond Inlet on Baffin Island, you will travel by snowmobile and komatik (wooden sled) towards the floe-edge, an area known as the "line of life". Guided by highly experienced and seasoned guides, ice conditions and weather will determine the exact route. Once a suitable area has been chosen, a comfortable base camp will be created. The base camp will serve as a hub for the expedition and the various activities that will be undertaken. Client safety will be the number one priority as you explore, film and photograph this, one of Nature's most amazing and variable landscapes. Combined with top quality customer service and attention to detail, this is truly one of the classic Arctic adventures. Full advantage will be taken of the endless days to explore and learn more about this incredible environment and area. During this expedition there exists the chance to see polar bears, a variety of species of sea birds, narwhals, seals and possibly the massive bowhead whale.
This unique Arctic basecamp trip combines two incredible Arctic activities in one; sea kayaking and skiing. From a comfortable base camp near the floe edge to the east of Pond Inlet, the day trips by ski , sea kayak and/or snowmobile will explore the land and sea ice. With Bylot Island and Sirmilik National Park on one side and the towering glacier-clad mountains of Baffin Island on the other, ice conditions and weather will determine our exact daily itinerary. The sea kayaking and ski touring is optional ... clients who wish to do this should have prior experience in skiing and wilderness sea kayaking.