Set out for adventure at the controls of your own snowmobile!
Snowmobiling Excursions in Iqaluit, Nunavut
Follow the migratory paths of the caribou, track Arctic fox, wolves and rock ptarmigan. Glide across the Arctic ice, over mountains, rivers and lakes. Snowmobiles have gradually taken the place of dog sleds in the life of the Nunavummiut (Nunavut’s inhabitants), and are now well established. The snowmobile is the fastest way to discover the immensity of our Territory.
The more adventurous can take a trip to the polynya. After about an hour and a half snowmobile ride on Frobisher Bay, you will reach the Polynya, an oasis of open water on the frozen ocean. It is not unusual to share the trail with hunter on their way to hunt seal or polar bear. In the springtime, your guide may spot seal sun bathing on the ice not too far from their breathing hole. Enjoy a well-deserved snack and hot drink before heading back.
The perfect activity for groups of 4 or more, this offers you the best of both worlds… old and new. Two participants will depart on a dog sled with a guide, the remainder of the group will follow on snowmobiles. Both groups will meet up for the mid-break lunch. Following the break the groups switch positions, with the snowmobilers returning on the qamotiq (sled) and the other group experiencing the thrill of the snowmobile.
At the controls of your own snowmobile, set out on a legendary adventure! Once you cross ice-covered Frobisher Bay, you will come upon the Meta Incognita Peninsula (land of the unknown limits). The 100 km trail snakes high desert plateaus to Katannilik Territorial Park (where there are waterfalls), the largest territorial park in Nunavut, then descends into the Soper River Valley. A full day’s ride takes you to a large, heated cabin where you will spend the night. Hop on your snowmobiles again the second morning and head to Kimmirut, crossing through the dwarf-willow forest (the only trees on Baffin Island). Once in the community, we can fill up with gas and tour this traditional, friendly community. Kimmirut is a small village with close to 450 inhabitants, located on the southern end of Baffin Island. Its residents are known for their hospitable and welcoming character. You will then head back to the cabin before sunset for a well-needed rest, before set out on the third morning for the long but exciting trek back to Iqaluit.
3 days / 2 nights
$975.00 / person (min. 2) $600.00 / snowmobile rental