Canada's Arctic Circle: Herschel Island

Photograph the vast Arctic horizon lines, framed by the unique geographical formations and wildlife found here. Then, have a ‘reel’ Arctic experience fishing for Arctic Char! You will learn the ways of the North and about Inuvialuit culture from local Elders as you hike along the Arctic Coastline. Marvel at the stunning wilderness unfolding itself in front of your eyes, dotted with the many heritage sites that make up the fabric of this epic landscape. On our suggested 6 Day Arctic Circle itinerary, you will be immersed in the wonders of the High Arctic in its most pristine setting! *Prices in your Cart are listed in CAD.


  • A boatride on the East Channel of the Mackenzie River, filled with incredible scenery, wildlife sightings, and Indigenous knowledge from your Inuvialuit guide.
  • Campfires and camping/glamping (with cots) under the Midnight Sun
  • A guided park hike on Herschel Island, where over 200 wildflowers will be in full bloom, exploding with colour
  • The opportunities to catch a glimpse at Porcupine, Caribou, Lemmings, Arctic Shrews, Muskox, Arctic Foxes and sometimes even Grizzly Bear, along with over 94 different species of birds
  • Fishing in the Arctic Ocean for your own, hand-caught dinner: Arctic Char

5 Day Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


You’ll arrive at the Inuvik airport where your guides will greet you and take you to one of our boats heading out on the East Channel of the Mackenzie River. After a sailing filled with scenery, photo opportunities and local knowledge from your Inuvialuit guide, you will arrive at your first camp at Sandy Hills. Here you can hike up to the Tundra, just north of the tree line, and get a vast view of the Mackenzie Delta. This view shows where you’ll traverse through the next day to reach the Arctic Ocean. Now is your opportunity to explore this magical area, swim in the Arctic Ocean, and relax under the midnight sun! Enjoy a campfire with great food, storytelling, and conversation before retiring into your tents for the night. Lunch and dinner are included on this day.

Day 2

Herschel Island

Wake up and enjoy a breakfast prepared by your personal cook and breathe in the fresh Arctic air! Get ready to venture to the Arctic Ocean as we journey through the Mackenzie Delta channels on our way to Herschel. Herschel Island is beautiful and abundant with marine and wildlife, located just 5 km off the coast of the Yukon. This morning trip will invigorate you, with new stunning sights along the way. Make sure to look out for whales and other exciting marine life while you journey over. Arriving on the Arctic Ocean, and finally Herschel Island, you will have time to explore the natural wonders, try local cuisine, or just read a book under the midnight sun along the Arctic Coast. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on this day.

Day 3

Herschel Island

Another epic adventure begins. This day is yours to explore Herschel Island and discover the awe-inspiring wonders this area has to offer. Enjoy an included hearty breakfast, then set out on your first half of the day, hiking in the prestigious park with your local park ranger(s), learning about the important heritage and history here. You’ll also hear stories from Herschel Island that have been passed down for generations, adding to the rich local culture. From late July to early August you will experience an explosion of colour as there are over 200 species of plants growing on the island. Lots of animals can be found on this island including Porcupine Caribou, Lemmings, Arctic Shrews, Muskox, Arctic Foxes and sometimes even Grizzly Bears. Over 94 species of birds have been recorded to live on the island. After an included lunch, we begin our second half of the day, with fishing in the Arctic Ocean for Arctic Char in the plan! You can also help set a net to catch your dinner. After your discovery-filled day hiking and fishing, you will return to camp for a relaxing evening under the Midnight Sun in the Arctic Circle.

Day 4

Herschel Island

Today, we’ll have a free day to ourselves, or to explore with our guide: you can fish, hike, take photography, or go wildlife viewing! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will all be included on this day.

Day 5


Wake up to another fresh Arctic morning, and enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast as you soak up these epic surroundings! After breakfast it’s time to pack up your luggage because you’ll be taken to the shore for a boat trip back to Inuvik. You may be leaving the Arctic, but after this unforgettable experience, the Arctic will never leave you!

Trip Cost: $6,900 CAD / $5,200 USD from Inuvik per person based on twin

Additional Information

  • All meals are included
  • Two local guides
  • Boat to Herschel Island
  • Shuttle to and from the airport
  • Camping accommodation and gear (tent with cots)
  • Flight to and from Inuvik (we can assist if needed)


Camping accommodation and gear will be provided on Herschel Island, which includes large, spacious tents with cots.


Breakfasts will be prepared for us expertly by our local personal cook.