Arrive in Inuvik By Air from your departing city and be greeted at the airport by your Tundra North Tours staff member. Once greeted you will start on your first tour, the Aklavik Ice Road Tour. Experience the crystal blue ice road, and the vastness of the frozen Mackenzie Delta as your reach the remote town of Aklavik. Aklavik is a small peaceful trapping and fishing community of 600 located in the Mackenzie Delta. Gwich’in and Inuvialuit have traditionally gathered here to trade for goods from as far away as the Pacific and Arctic coasts. Despite the small size, Aklavik is rich in History, and you will learn get to experience it all during your guided town tour.
After your town tour you will be brought back down the Iconic Aklavik Ice Road until you reach our exclusive Aurora Viewing area. Here you will be surrounded by Igloos’, illuminated Ice Inuksuks’, Ice Sculptures, and Towering traditional teepees’. It is hear where you will call home, as you bring your stuff into your warm, personal Igloo to call home for the evening. After, you shall hear traditional stories around a camp fire, try traditional food and tea. The only thing left is to wait for the aww-inspiring dance of the Aurora Borealis to take over your vision deep into the Arctic Sky.
Meals for the day include a bag lunch on the road, and cultural dinner and our Igloo Village.
Stay with us at the Okpik Arctic Village for another full day to experience traditional activities.
Together with your local guide you will learn how to build an igloo, check the trap line and enjoy a delicious tea while listening to stories in our tipi. You will also get to know our dogs and learn more about dog sledding.
While preparing a cultural meal for you, our Elders will explain to you how to use the ingredients from the land. You will learn about Arctic agriculture, food processing and more.
On this day you depart down the Aklavik Ice road until you reach the brand new Mackenzie Highway. At the end of this truly beautiful drive you will reach Tuktoyaktuk. Tuktoyaktuk is located on the Arctic coastline and home to many attractions such as the second largest Pingo in the world, the Trans Canada Trail, and rich Aboriginal history. Here you will have a town tour, to see all the local monuments. After your town tour you will check into your B&B for the evening. It is here you will experience your personal cultural dinner with local elders of the community.
After the dinner get yourself ready for another night of Aurora Viewing alongside a warm fire and warm beverages. The only difference this time is that you will be viewing from on top of the frozen Arctic Ocean!
All meals are covered for the day.
After a breakfast at your local B&B, we will depart back down the Mackenzie Valley Highway back to the Inuvik Airport for your departing flight.
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Additional nights and tours are available as add ons including Flights from Edmonton and Calgary.