ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Akshayuk Pass - Ski Expedition

14 days (11 nights of camping / 2 nights in hotel)

March and April 2021 (COVID19/Park closed)
On demand - March and April 2022
On demand - March and April 2023
  • Akshayuk, Ski Expedition

Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park

Majestic towers sculpted from the rock by glaciers shooting up into a brilliant sky—this is what awaits you in Auyuittuq National Park. This park is without doubt one of the most impressive locations on earth.

Auyuittuq National Park encompasses 21,000 km2 (8,108 mi2) some 350 km (218 mi) north east of Iqaluit, on the Cumberland Peninsula. A good portion of Auyuittuq National Park is covered by the Penny Ice Cap, which is the remains of continental glaciers from the last Ice Age, stretching some 5,200 km2 (2,007 mi2) with a depth of up to 300 metres (328 yd). The Akshayuk Pass is an immense valley that cuts through the Ice Cap, linking the Northern and Southern sections of the park. It is through this opening that you are invited to cross the park.

After a 4-hour snowmobile ride takes us from Qikiqtarjuaq to the park’s northern entrance, 11 days of backcountry skiing and 100 kilometres (62 mi) of breathtaking scenery lie in wait. As you travel on skis, or with crampons over the river’s ice cascades, you will have an opportunity to see impressive rock formations dating back to the last ice age, moraines, boulder fields, with spectacular views of Mount Thor and Mount Asgard. Throughout the trek, the glaciers, the scenery and the mountains will mesmerize you, every new landscape more impressive than the last. 11 days of winter camping in the most awe-inspiring place in the North, the challenge of a lifetime !

Akshayuk Pass
Ski Expedition

2022

March to April
On demand
Can$ 7 645
+ 5% GST
per person
double occupancy
(min. 6 / max. 8 participants)
Flight & Transportation
  • Mandatory group flights from Iqaluit, NU. to Qikiqtarjuaq, NU – return from Pangnirtung, NU to Iqaluit, NU.
  • Ground transportation to/from Iqaluit airport. Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq are by foot.
  • Snowmobile charters to/from Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and Auyuittuq National Park
Accommodations
  • Full-service hotel accommodation in Iqaluit. B&B option/Double occupancy\Days #1
  • Full-service hotel accommodation in Pangnirtung. B&B option/Double occupancy\Days #13
Resources & Equipment
  • Meals, trail snacks and hot drinks while in Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and expedition
  • Specialized equipment, safety and communication gear 
  • Expedition-grade apparel and footwear (pulk, boots, insulated pants, parkas, mittens, etc.)
  • Guided Expedition for the duration of the trip. Bilingual guide (English/French)
  • Admission fees to the National Parks
Pricing alternatives
  • Solo traveller pricing available
  • Accommodation alternative
  • Preferred airfare available
Not included
  • Airfare from home to Iqaluit, NU (return) is NOT included.
  • Accommodation in Iqaluit day #14
  • Camping, clothing and personal equipment (ski gear*, tent*, sleeping bag*, mattress*, personal clothing, personal hygiene kit, medication)
  • Meals in Iqaluit
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Bad weather / out of our control, cancellation related fees
  • Gratuities

* Can be rented at no additional cost. Please notify 30 days in advance.

Akshayuk Pass
Ski Expedition

2023

March to April
On demand
Can$ 7 645 
+ 5% GST
per person
double occupancy
(min. 6 / max. 8 participants)
Flight & Transportation
  • Mandatory group flights from Iqaluit, NU. to Qikiqtarjuaq, NU – return from Pangnirtung, NU to Iqaluit, NU.
  • Ground transportation to/from Iqaluit airport. Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq are by foot.
  • Snowmobile charters to/from Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and Auyuittuq National Park
Accommodations
  • Full-service hotel accommodation in Iqaluit. B&B option/Double occupancy\Days #1
  • Full-service hotel accommodation in Pangnirtung. B&B option/Double occupancy\Days #13
Resources & Equipment
  • Meals, trail snacks and hot drinks while in Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq and expedition
  • Specialized equipment, safety and communication gear 
  • Expedition-grade apparel and footwear (pulk, boots, insulated pants, parkas, mittens, etc.)
  • Guided Expedition for the duration of the trip. Bilingual guide (English/French)
  • Admission fees to the National Parks
Pricing alternatives
  • Solo traveller pricing available
  • Accommodation alternative
  • Preferred airfare available
Not included
  • Airfare from home to Iqaluit, NU (return) is NOT included.
  • Accommodation in Iqaluit day #14
  • Camping, clothing and personal equipment (ski gear*, tent*, sleeping bag*, mattress*, personal clothing, personal hygiene kit, medication)
  • Meals in Iqaluit
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Bad weather / out of our control, cancellation related fees
  • Gratuities

* Can be rented at no additional cost. Please notify 30 days in advance.

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