Monday, 28 April 2014

Quark Expeditions offers first Arctic land program

Quark Expeditions offers first Arctic land program

By Tom Stieghorst

Quark Expeditions, a specialist in polar adventure cruises, said that for the first time it will offer a land vacation in the Canadian Arctic.

Beginning June 30 and running for six weeks through Aug. 13, 2015, Quark will partner with Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge to offer a week-long adventure camp experience.

The lodge sits on Somerset Island just above the Arctic Circle and is the northernmost lodge in Canada, Quark said. It features private lodging for two, locally sourced gourmet dining and guided activities such as hiking, kayaking, river rafting and exploring the Arctic tundra in all-terrain vehicles and a Mercedes Unimog.

It is known as a prime site for beluga whale watching.

Prices start at $7,995 per person based on double occupancy, plus a mandatory transfer package for $1,690. There is a maximum of 26 guests per departure.