Arctic Kingdom’s Tour Iqaluit Explodes Myths about Arctic Travel

Introducing affordable, accessible, and customizable weekend getaways

[Iqaluit, Nunavut] February 6, 2014

Adventure travellers have shared the myths: The North American Arctic is too far away for a weekend getaway – and too costly. Nothing is further from the truth with the introduction of Arctic Kingdom’s Tour Iqaluit Break the Ice Arctic Weekend Getaways. Based in the capital of the eastern Canadian Arctic on Baffin Island, the adventure company revolutionizes Arctic travel with 2 night, 3 day weekend “Break the Ice” packages at per person prices 60% lower than booking individual components. Travellers can book online 24/7. If they book before March 31, 2014, introductory prices* are available from only CDN$999 plus taxes and fees of $264.24.

Airfare included from Ottawa, Canada
Iqaluit is a short three-hour hop from Ottawa on board regularly scheduled flights operated by First Air. The Boeing 737 jets depart Friday mornings at 9:15am and at 12:45pm, enabling most travellers from the east coast of North America to arrive on the tundra the same day they depart. The return flights to Ottawa depart Sunday at 1:45pm or 4:55pm. They connect easily with same-day US destinations such as New York, Boston or Chicago. Canadian travellers can continue onwards to points across the country

Customizable to suit the season or the occasion
In addition to airfare, the basic package includes 2 nights of hotel accommodation, plus a city tour and orientation of Iqaluit, the territorial capital. Tour Iqaluit also offers a diverse range of optional activities, so adventure travellers can customize their visit. Snowmobiling, igloo building, dog sledding, and other winter activities are available between February and May. Kayaking, dog carting, hiking, ATV and local boat tours are some of the activities offered during the extended daylight of summer. Travellers can also immerse themselves in the local arts scene and taste the regional cuisine, with weekend getaways that coincide with Iqaluit festivals – Toonik Tyme in April, Alianait Arts Festival in late June, and the Nunavut Arts Festival in July.

Baffin Island, the authentic Arctic
Iqaluit is a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle, close enough to experience long hours of daylight during the summer, and the magnificence of the Northern Lights during the dark Arctic winter. The city is situated on the banks of Frobisher Bay, surrounded by tundra.

How to book these exclusive Arctic weekend getaways
Arctic Kingdom’s Tour Iqaluit Arctic Weekend Getaway Packages can be booked online by visiting the company’s website or by calling a trip planner toll free at 888-737-6818. Online or on the phone, travellers can customize their real Arctic adventure from a menu of optional activities.
*Pricing is subject to change and based on availability.
(Photography available upon request)

About Arctic Kingdom
Arctic Kingdom, founded by Graham Dickson, Chief Expedition Officer and Master Dive Instructor, has proven itself as the leading provider of Arctic travel, polar expeditions, and outfitting services since 1999. Arctic Kingdom’s team possesses decades of experience in field expedition, destination adventuring, and diving, carrying many of the highest international certifications for sport and wilderness first aid. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Arctic Kingdom proudly adds Tour Iqaluit to its traditional variety of Arctic experiences, including safaris, getaways, expedition cruises and private and custom tours.

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Daniela Masaro
PR & Marketing, Arctic Kingdom
416-322-7066 ext. 118 | 888-737-6818