Tuesday was a planned travel day to get to Qikiqtarjuaq but the weather did not agree. Our team made it to Iqulait only to be stranded for the rest of the day.
So the military came to our rescue!! We have connections with our veterans and will stay overnight at a base camp in Inqulait and fly to Qikiqtarjuaq Wednesday, April 3rd
We’ll hope to make it to the Akshayuk Pass to still start the trip on Friday. We have accommodations at the Tulugak Inn and head out in 2 groups at 7 a.m. Thursday and Friday morning to get to the Pass. The snowmobile ride will take 5-6 hours and when we arrive we’ll set up camp and then enjoy dinner in the camp
FUN, FACTS & PHOTOS
Qikiqtarjuaq means “big island.” Qikiqtarjuaq is located in the Davis Strait off the east coast of Baffin Island and is known as the iceberg capital of the North. This rocky area is rich in marine mammal wildlife. Hunting and fishing are still important parts of daily life in this area. Right whale, ring and harp seals, Beluga whales, narwhal, walrus and Killer whales all inhabit the waters off Qikiqtarjuaq.
Qiki, as it is commonly called, has a population of 520 people. 95% of the population is Inuit and the town is situated near the Baffin Mountains, which are part of the Arctic Cordillera mountain range.
There is 24 hours of sunshine from May 29th to July 15!
Here’s the snowmobile sled we’ll travel in!!
Thought of the day: we have to be flexible and enjoy the ride. Sometimes plans change but when you roll with them, they can even make the experience better. Thank you to the military for saving us from a “Tom Hanks overnight stay” in the Iqulait airport.