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Herschel Island Flight Tour

Fly to one of the oldest settlements in the Arctic. With the first evidence of Inuvialuit ancestors settling on Herschel Island over 1000 years ago, the island is rich with history and amazing sights.

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from $1500

  • Summer
  • Day Tours
  • Family Friendly / Easy

Fly from Inuvik to explore this unique island rich in culture and history. Hike around for a glimpse of the island’s wildlife and migratory birds, as well as the unique and numerous species of rare wild flowers and plant life. Visit the small, eclectic museum maintained by Parks and Services which demonstrates the history of the island, including recovered artifacts from the ongoing archeological digs.


*Minimum of 6 people*


Approx. 6 hours

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Friday Other date available upon request

Tour/Package Includes

  • Travel by Air Flight to Herschel Island

  • Shuttle Shuttle to and from the Airport

More Details

  • Itinerary
  • What to Bring
  • Cancellation Policy
  • What to expect during this trip:

    • Meet at our office at your confirmed tour start time.
    • We will drive you out to the airport where you will board your plane.
      The scenic flight tour to Herschel Island is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
    • After you have landed you will be greeted by the Park Rangers who will provide a guided tour of the settlement. You may have the opportunity to go for a short hike escorted by a Park Ranger as there are Grizzly and Polar Bears on the island.
    • The return flight will take a different route and is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours
    • Upon your return you will be met by one of our staff to shuttle you back to our office.

    Itinerary is subject to substitutions and changes at the discretion of our guides due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather.

  • Appropriate clothing

    • Due to its location on the Arctic Ocean, Herschel Island is often colder than Inuvik. Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
    • If you would like to swim in the Arctic Ocean, we recommend bringing a bathing suit and towel.

    We recommend you bring a packed meal and a beverages as they are not provided.

  • As most our costs are incurred long before the actual trip, rental or tour takes place, we are bound to the following cancellation fees:

    • 90 Days before tour start: Full refund
    • 90 – 61 days before tour start: 75% refund
    • 60 – 30 days before tour start: 50% refund
    • 30 or fewer days before tour start: No refund possible

    Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. If unforeseen circumstances require a change in itinerary, we will make every effort to work out an alternative solution. If for any reason we cannot start the tour, due to circumstances, including but not limited, to severe weather, mechanical breakdown or road closures, you will receive a full refund.

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