HIKING IN THE ARCTIC
As you trek alongside miniature shrubs, arctic poppies and Arctic Hare you are amazed at the serenity encapsulated in the Arctic wilderness. As motion on a high point catches your eye, you realize you and the group are watching the movement of a musk ox heard looking for a choice grazing spot. Or maybe during this hike, you find yourself reveling in the awe-inspiring views achieved at the top of the next hillock.
Who can do it?
Where possible, our hikes will be two to three hours in duration and will be negotiating challenging terrain without the assistance of trails. If you are unsure about your ability to participate in the activity, please discuss your concerns with our hiking guide. There are options on most excursions for shorter walks, often up to excellent viewpoints, that don’t require hiking boots and any other equipment.
What is provided?
Although our hikes take place only in areas where we have deemed it safe to travel, our guide does carry safety equipment. We also have trekking poles onboard for your use and will provide (where necessary) instep crampons to help improve your traction on slick surfaces.
What you need to bring?
You will require stout hiking boots and breathable hiking socks for the hikes. In addition, it is good to have a small knapsack in order to carry some water and an extra layer of clothing in case the weather changes. Sunglasses, insect repellant, sunscreen, camera, and of course your enthusiasm.
Hiking in Polar Bear country?
Our Arctic program is at the forefront for passenger and staff safety. Whilst traversing these northern landscapes we ensure our guides are well trained and have the appropriate skills and safety gear necessary for the activity chosen. We do have firearm handlers on our staff, who are highly trained and aim towards the common goal of never requiring the use of their firearm. By following stringent site clearing guidelines developed by years of experience we work diligently to ensure your safety at all times.