Remote Canadian Arctic - Arctic Wolf Photography Special - Small Group Max 4 Persons - 7 Days
Offering the rare opportunity to photograph Arctic Wolves up-close, this exciting trip will see you spend 6 nights at the famous Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge as you track, observe and photograph these enchanting creatures in the company of expert guide Nansen Weber. Surrounded by the Arctic Barren Lands amidst the backdrop of one of the largest remaining caribou herds in North America, this unique experience also offers the chance to witness a wide array of other unforgettable Arctic wildlife including grizzly bears, wolverines and eagles.
Thrilling helicopter rides will allow you to access to even more of the autumnal terrain and daily activities will be carefully designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Canadian Arctic wilderness in all its glory. By night you will enjoy incredible gourmet food and cosy accommodations that are surprisingly glamorous in light the remoteness of the location. You may even be lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights while you stay this far north!
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
Special Guest Photography GuideChris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >
- A rare opportunity to photograph, track & observe the iconic Arctic Wolves of Ennadai Lake
- Live amongst one of the largest remaining caribou herds in North America
- Search for other Arctic wildlife including grizzly bears
- Take thrilling helicopter flights deep into the Arctic wilderness
- Travel in a small group with a maximum of 4 guests
- Enjoy a range of activities every day, accompanied by an expert guide
- Stay in a truly unique Arctic wilderness lodge
- All meals and drinks while at Arctic Haven
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Four days of helicopter supported excursions
- Flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Haven
- Expert guide
ITINERARY6 Nights 7 Days
Arrive at Arctic Haven
Having arrived independently to Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest Territories, you will join your two-hour private charter flight to Arctic Haven in the remote Canadian Arctic. Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed and shown to your comfortable room, your base for the next 6 nights. After settling in and exploring your new surroundings you will meet your team and have an introduction into what to expect over the next few days. After a delicious gourmet dinner you may wish to wind down in the wood fired sauna, enjoy your first of many walks along the tundra or relax outside in the Arctic wilderness on the lookout for an appearance from the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
The following day you will enjoy your first full day of adventures, designed to allow you the best access to observations of the iconic Arctic wolves of Ennadai Lake. After breakfast you will head out on the water to reach the northern reaches of the lake in search of Qamanirjuaq caribou, wolves, and wolverines. Hiking around 5kms inland across the beautiful tundra you will hope to reach a wolf den to quietly observe the wolf pack hunting the migrating caribou to nourish the new pubs before winter sets in.
In the early evening you will be collected by helicopter for an exciting and scenic return to the lodge for a gourmet dinner and an after-dinner talk from explorer Richard Weber who will recount tales of his famous North Pole expeditions.
Exploring Around the Arctic Barren Lands
Over the course of the next four days you will enjoy multiple activities and excursions designed to allow you to observe the area’s unique wildlife up-close and to provide you with unforgettable photographic opportunities. Some mornings will start with an exciting early morning helicopter flight to Grayling rapids - a natural corridor used by migratory wildlife and hunting wolves. After disembarking, your group will set off for a hike across the caribou trails and on towards the wolf den for more observations of the Ennadai Lake wolf pack. As you soak up the sights of the autumnal tundra and watch the cute wolf pups frolicking in the afternoon sun the photo opportunities will be endless.
Another morning may start with a boat ride to the North Arm and far reaches of the lake to look for caribou swimming between the islands. You could hike up to Big Bear, the highest point on the lake, to search for memorable sightings of grizzly bears, take helicopter flights to the wolf dens and practice your photography skills, and enjoy hikes along the landscapes surrounding the lodge.
Each night you will return to the lodge for a delicious dinner, informal after-dinner lectures and chances to see and photograph the unforgettable Northern Lights.
On your final day at Arctic Haven there will be time for one last adventure as you take a short boat ride up the Kazan River to look for sightings of moose and tundra swans. You may enjoy a final hike to see the contrasting tundra here, where forest and birch, black spruce and tamarack trees dominate the landscape, or partake in some fishing in the river.
Later in the afternoon you will join your private charter flight back to Yellowknife where your itinerary ends.
A view from Above
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