Floe Edge Photography Basecamp
From the community of Pond Inlet, we will travel by snowmobile and “Qamutik” (wooden sled) towards the floe edge - an area known as the "line of life". Guided by highly-qualified Black Feather guides, as well as Inuit guides, ice conditions and weather will determine our exact route and location of our comfortable base camp. The base camp will serve as a hub for the expedition and the various activities that will be undertaken.
Your safety will be the number one priority as we explore, film, and photograph one of nature's most amazing and variable landscapes. No other company in the world has the same experience in organizing and running this type of adventure. The experience and knowledge of the local guides is also unmatched. Combined with top-quality customer service and attention to detail, this is truly one of the classic Arctic adventures.
Full advantage will be taken of the endless days to explore and learn more about this incredible environment. During this expedition, we have a chance of seeing polar bears, a variety of species of sea birds, narwhal, seals, and (possibly) the massive bowhead whale. On this departure, we will have a focus on photography, with opportunities to photography this remarkable landscape and the wildlife that call it home.
The floe edge of North Baffin Island is a “must-see” place for wilderness photographers, birders, and wildlife observers. This base camp expedition is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast seeking a one-of-a-kind adventure in a most unique landscape!
Black Feather's Floe Edge trips have been designated a “Canadian Signature Experience” by Destination Canada. In addition to these dates, we will also offer a wildlife viewing-oriented trip in 2021.
"It is a privilege to spend time in this Arctic environment”, John, Quebec, Canada
2021 Trip Update: Please note our 2021 Floe Edge programs are both tentative, while we wait for an easing of the non-essential travel ban currently in place in Nunavut.
Recommended Skill Level And Dates
Guides Black Feather & Inuit guides at 5:1 ratio
• 6 nights of camping, 2 nights hotel in Pond Inlet
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 8 lunch
• dinner (Days 1 and 8) and breakfast (Days 2 and 9) in Pond Inlet
• base camp: kitchen/group tents, bathroom, generators, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• sleeping tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• sleeping bags and sleeping pads
• kayaking and ski equipment
• first aid, safety, kayak rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
• snow machine transfers between Pond Inlet and the expedition location on Days 2 and 8
• daily tours by snow machine on Days 3 to 7 (with optional ski and kayak tours)
• airport transfers in Pond Inlet
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Pond Inlet
Trip Rendezvous Point: Pond Inlet, NU