Arctic Winter Explorer Ice Road to The Arctic Sea

  • Overland adventure from Pacific to Arctic.
  • Snow-covered highways and ice roadways.
  • Tracing ancient wildlife corridors and trading routes.
  • Geographic diversity: young Tombstone Mountains, ancient Ogilvie's spines.
  • Crossing Arctic Circle to Richardson Mountains.
  • Descending into impressive Mackenzie River Delta.
  • Exploring isolated community of Aklavik and its intriguing history.
  • Visit to the grave of the Mad Trapper.
  • Exciting excursion to Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk.
  • Immersion in local history and culture on the Arctic coast.
Embark on an extraordinary journey from the Pacific to the Arctic, tracing ancient wildlife corridors and historic trading routes. Marvel at the diverse landscapes, from the youthful Tombstone Mountains to the ancient Ogilvie's spines. Cross the Arctic Circle and witness the majestic Richardson Mountains. Descend into the vast Mackenzie River Delta, reaching Inuvik, the Place of Man. Explore the isolated community of Aklavik and discover the intriguing story of the Mad Trapper. Finally, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic coast. Join us for an unforgettable overland adventure of a lifetime.

Minimum age to participate in this tour – 7 years.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Meet and greet and transfer to your downtown hotel. En route, your guide will offer a city highlight tour that includes SS Klondike National Historic Site, the Old Log Church and the Log Cabin Skyscraper. You’ll meet your fellow travellers and your guide will review the itinerary and your equipment at our group meeting this afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free to explore the city and do any last minute shopping. The Airport transfer services is offered daily only from 4 AM to 8 PM.  For more information, please review FAQ.  

Overnight at Whitehorse, YT.
Embark on a historic journey from paddle-wheelers to the mesmerizing Northern Lights as we travel from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Covering 550km in just a few hours along the scenic Klondike Highway, our route takes us through the heart of the Yukon interior, following the majestic Yukon River valley. Indulge in a coffee break at Braeburn Lodge, renowned for its mouthwatering cinnamon buns, and pass through charming native villages like Carmack’s, Pelly Crossing, and Stewart Crossing. Marvel at the famous Five Finger Rapids and enjoy breathtaking views of the expansive Yukon interior from the Tintina Trench overlook. Upon arrival in Dawson City, savor a delicious meal before keeping an eye out for the captivating Northern Lights dancing above the town.

Overnight at Dawson, YT.
Step back in time to the era of the world's greatest Gold Rush in Dawson City, a captivating destination that still exudes the romance of the Old West. As you wander through the unpaved streets and wooden boardwalks, you'll be transported to the days when miners, hunters, and trappers roamed this frontier town. Explore the national historic site, where restored buildings such as the Palace Grand Theatre, Commissioner's Residence, and cabins of Jack London and Robert Service stand as testaments to the past. Journey up Bonanza Creek Road to the actual claim where gold was discovered in 1896, near the impressive Dredge #4 National Historic Site. Capture memorable photos and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of the Gold Rush. In the evening, embrace the small but authentic bar scene, mingling with longtime residents who have firsthand tales to share about the rugged far north. Experience the spirit of adventure in Dawson City's historic ambiance.

Overnight at Dawson, YT.
Embark on an unforgettable journey along the legendary Dempster Highway, a remarkable Canadian roadway that crosses the Arctic Circle. Setting off early, we'll traverse this scenic route, marveling at the rugged beauty of Tombstone Territorial Park's jagged peaks and the breathtaking vistas offered by the majestic Ogilvie Mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, as foxes, wolves, and caribou often grace the roadside. Pause for a delightful picnic lunch amidst the stunning Dempster Highway scenery. As we reach Eagle Plains in the late afternoon or early evening, this remote outpost - comprising a modest hotel, fuel station, and highway maintenance station - will feel like an oasis in the vast wilderness, offering a warm and welcoming retreat. Rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the continued exploration of this Arctic highway, the sole sign of civilization for approximately 300km in either direction.

Overnight at Eagle Plains, NT.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure as we depart from Eagle Plains and make our way to the Arctic Circle. Upon reaching this significant milestone, we'll raise a glass of champagne to celebrate. Our journey continues, crossing mountain ranges and traversing the Richardson, Mackenzie, and Peel Rivers. We'll visit the First Nations community of Fort MacPherson, where the renowned Lost Patrol, discovered by RNWMP Corporal Dempster, is laid to rest. Experience the rich history of this former Hudson Bay trading post, where native elders still grace the village in traditional Hudson Bay print dresses. Inuvik, a vibrant and youthful community with a fascinating past, awaits us. Originally built to replace the sinking village of Aklavik, Inuvik is now a thriving town that serves as a gathering place for the Inuvialuit people. Take a short tour of the village before settling into our hotel, and in the evening, feel free to explore the town on foot, immersing yourself in its unique atmosphere.  

Overnight at Inuvik, NT.
Brace yourself for an unforgettable day as we journey along the Arctic Ocean coastline towards the picturesque village of Tuktoyaktuk, lovingly called "Tuk" by locals. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the towering ice-formed mountains known as 'pingos', reaching heights of over 100m. Upon arrival, we'll be warmly welcomed by local guides who will lead us on a captivating tour of their unique village. Explore historical landmarks like the Lady of Lourdes schooner, traditional sod houses, and charming churches. You'll also could visit the Northern Early Warning site, formerly known as the DEW Line, and even dip your toe into the Arctic Ocean! Experience the warm hospitality of a local resident as we're invited into their home for a traditional lunch and a captivating display of Inuit clothing, offering a glimpse into the daily life of this vibrant northern community.  

Overnight at Tuktoyaktuk, NT.
Embark on a captivating journey as we traverse the frozen expanse of the Mackenzie River delta, venturing towards the secluded community of Aklavik. Once a thriving administrative center, its resilient locals refused to be relocated to Inuvik, earning the motto "Never say die." Accessed only by a winter ice-road crafted from the frozen Mackenzie River and Arctic Ocean, this remote village holds tales waiting to be discovered. We'll pay homage at the final resting place of the enigmatic Mad Trapper, infamous for leading Mounties on one of Canada's most legendary manhunts. With the afternoon and evening at your leisure, delve deeper into the wonders of Inuvik through optional sightseeing and immersive tours. Uncover the untold stories of the Arctic frontier.

Overnight at Inuvik, NT.
Bid farewell to the Arctic as we transfer to Inuvik Airport, complete the check-in process, and board a southbound aircraft. Our unforgettable tour services conclude upon arrival at Whitehorse Airport. Take the opportunity to explore the charms of Whitehorse for an optional evening or catch connecting flights to your next destination. Reflect on the incredible experiences and cherished memories as you embark on your journey back home. For more information, please review FAQ.  

End of your Arctic Winter Explorer, Ice Road to The Arctic Sea.


  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Individual guiding and transportation during the entire tour.
  • City sightseeing tour in Whitehorse and Dawson City.
  • Inuit First Nation City Tour in Tuktoyaktuk.
  • Traditional Lunch & Display of Inuit Clothing in Tuktoyaktuk.
  • Overnight stay with First Nation Family in Tuktoyaktuk
  • All overland transportation.
  • Arctic Circle ceremony.
  • Flight Inuvik – Whitehorse.
  • Emergency equipment including First Aid kit, satellite telephone, Whitehorse/Inuvik Airport shuttles. Arctic Winter Clothing Package.
  • Taxes, GST.


  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Meals.
  • Personal extras.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to all travelers.  Travel Agents, please note - If your client chooses to decline your offer to sell them Travel Insurance, you must secure a signed Liability Waiver, as required by the TICO, the Provincial Travel Regulatory Authorities of Ontario, Canada. DMCi Inc. sells Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants (Permanent Residence Card Holders) only. Non-Canadians and non-residents of Ontario or international clients must purchase Travel Insurance in their respective province, state, or country of residence.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides and Drivers.

Accommodations Featured

DestinationHotels FeaturedStar Rating
Whitehorse, YT

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.


Room Configuration Beds Occupancy

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperation Dates
202423 Feb to 30 March

Note: Blackout dates may apply. Please check with us for more information



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