Member Arctic Adventure Tours & Arctic Chalet

Now you can drive all the way to the Arctic ocean from coast to coast! Experience the best northern road trip ever. Our 2 tour vans have seating capacity up to 16 people and are very comfortable to travel in. 

Olav, co-owner and guide of Arctic Chalet Ltd. has lived in the Arctic for most of his life and has 35+ years of experience in the North. Olav has vast knowledge of all the northern highways, especially the Dempster Highway and is a good story-teller, making these trips very educational and enjoyable! During the tour you will learn about the climate, the wildlife, the people, the northern history and the diverse cultures in the area.

Let us give you a trip of a lifetime without having to worry about getting the rock chips in your windshield or having to fix flat tires along the way. All you have to do on a trip with us is sit back and enjoy the spectacular drive! Visit our website or contact us for more information.

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Services

Reindeer Viewing

You must see the reindeer!  We offer a snowmobile trip to the herd and also a helicopter tour to the herd.  Call us for more information!

 

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Winter Activities

Welcome to dogsledding at its best! This is real mushing in the REAL NORTH, above the arctic circle. Learn to command and drive your own dog team getting a taste for mushing through complete hands on experience. Our tour allows you to interact with real Northern Arctic sled dogs, not racing hounds. For your dog sledding experience we offer several different tours. Our introductory tour is The Fabulous Fun Run where we run for about one hour on an exciting and unique trail system like none other. Then there’s the Tour to Picnic Lake with a nice campfire and hot lunch. Our Overnight Tour takes you to a spacious and comfortable bush cabin up in the hills overlooking a tranquil lake. Out at the cabin you can do some snowshoeing and viewing the Aurora away from the city lights. Half-day and full day trips are also available. In March and April we offer our 7 day Husky Adventure Tour - Cabin to Cabin Dog Sledding. We take up to six dog teams at a time with each person driving 5 or 6 of our beautiful White Huskies.

Let us take you by snowmobile to visit the Canadian Reindeer Herd up on the wild tundra. The trip is about two to three hours of traveling time each way and everyone has the option to drive a machine without a passenger sitting behind. When we arrive at the Herders’ cabin we will find someone to escort us to the herd where we will spend up to a couple of hours viewing and photographing the reindeer as we are having a hot lunch around a campfire. We also offer this as a heli reindeer tour. You can fly up in a helicopter and land close to the herd. We also offer a snowmobile tour to our outpost cabin in some beautiful hills above a tranquil lake. This is a secluded cabin tucked away in the heart of nature. The travel time to and from the cabin is about 1 hour. At the cabin we will serve you a hot soup and bread for lunch and some hot chocolate while you relax by the wood stoves and enjoy a great view over the lake.

If you come to Inuvik in winter you can travel with us on the world's longest ice road! We will drive you 185 kilometers on the Mackenzie River ice from Inuvik to the Beaufort Sea and over to Tuktoyaktuk, an Inuvialuit village on the Arctic Ocean. You also get a tour of the village and will have the rare opportunity to see the incredible underground community ice house buried deep in the permafrost. (The visit to the ice house is only available to some tour operators). It's an unforgettable experience. Best time to travel the ice road is February through the middle of April. 

 

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Tours

The Tuk Tour is the most popular flying tour in Inuvik and there is a good reason for that! This flight takes you right up to the Beaufort Sea and the village of Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk for short). On our tour you will enjoy a 30 to 50-minute flight where you can see some beautiful scenery and the pingos for which Tuktoyaktuk is famous. Your charming Inuvialuit guide will meet you at the airport with a vehicle and will give you an interesting 2-hour ground tour of the village. On the tour you will have the chance to dip your toe into the Arctic Ocean or you can take the polar bear plunge! After your ground tour your pilot will fly you back to Inuvik.

We offer the Traditional Tuk Tour and also our Cultural Tuk Tour which gives you one extra hour with your guide to enjoy a traditional meal in her home. If you would like to visit a wild Paradise you must go to Herschel Island! On this tour we offer you a fabulous day trip in a float plane or twin otter up to the Island situated in the Beaufort Sea only a few miles from the British Mountains on the mainland.

This is the best flying tour that you could possibly do in this area! The 1.5 hour flight each way takes you over some breathtaking scenery and gives you a chance to see moose, caribou, muskox, bears, Beluga whales and other wild animals. You will land in Pauline Cove or on the beach where the park rangers will meet you and give you a tour of the historic buildings reminiscent of the days when there was a thriving whaling community on the island. You have 2-3 hours to hike and explore around the island. The wild flowers and bird life are extraordinary. Herschel Island is truly magical! Total time is about 5-6 hours. Herschel Island Tour.

We also offer a fabulous day trip in a float plane up to Herschel Island situated in the Beaufort Sea. This is the best flying tour that you could possibly do in this area! The 1.5 hour flight each way takes you over some breathtaking scenery and gives you a chance to see moose, caribou, muskox, bears and other wild animals. You will land in Pauline Cove where the park rangers will meet you and give you a tour of the historic buildings reminiscent of the days when there was a thriving whaling community on the island. You have 2 hours to hike and explore around the island. The wild flowers and bird life are extraordinary. Herschel Island is truly magical! Total time is about 5-6 hours. $650 per person for four passengers.

 

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Aurora

In winter this is a great place to also watch the Aurora Borealis away from city lights and also enjoy the best dogsledding ever!

 

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Cultural Tours

We offer tours with a cultural visit to an Inuvialuit home for a traditional culinary experience and possibly fur & native clothing demonstrations.

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