Arctic Circle Ice Road Expeditionfrom
Duration: 9 Days
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Small Group
Season: January 11 to March 14
Drive the ice roads of northern Canada!
Drive the winter and ice roads of Canada’s north! This 9 day adventure will take you from the capital of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife (pop. 20,000) to the small, isolated traditional Indigenous community of Colville Lake (pop. 129), a drive of almost 1,700kms, to the end of the road!
Drive across the Arctic Circle, experience dangerously low freezing sub-arctic winter temperatures. With windchill the winter temperatures could drop to a dangerous -50C! We will travel long stretches of the highways without any cell phone services, just the pristine beauty of Canada’s frozen north and us in our winterized SUV vehicles!
Our Indigenous guides have years of experience driving, surviving on these winter roads. They know these roads like the back of their hand and this knowledge is very important when driving the winter ice roads of northern Canada during the dangerous sub zero temperatures.
We will also need to watch out for those big rigs, the ice roads will be busy with ice road truckers as they deliver much needed supplies to the small communities along the winter highway system. We will visit nine communities on this winter expedition.
If you want to experience a true northern Canadian winter adventure, experience genuine Indigenous culture, test your yourself against the harsh and sometimes dangerous elements of the freezing Arctic and enjoy pristine wilderness and wildlife, then this adventure is for you!
All inclusive packages includes professional Indigenous drivers/guides, warm winter clothing, all meals, hotel/B&B accommodations and flights back to Yellowknife. Minimum 3 guests; maximum 8 guests per booking.
2024 Departure Dates:
ACIR24-01: Jan 16 – Jan 24
ACIR24-02: Jan 23 – Jan 31
ACIR24-03: Feb 01 – Feb 09
ACIR23-04: Feb 08 – Feb 16
ACIR24-05: Feb 15 – Feb 23
ACIR24-06: Feb 22 – Mar 01
ACIR24-07: Feb 29 – Mar 08
ACIR24-08: Mar 07 – Mar 15
2025 Departure Dates:
ACIR25-01: Jan 14 – Jan 22
ACIR25-02: Jan 21 – Jan 29
ACIR25-03: Jan 31 – Feb 08
ACIR25-04: Feb 07 – Feb 15
ACIR25-05: Feb 14 – Feb 22
ACIR25-06: Feb 21 – Feb 29
ACIR25-07: Feb 28 – Mar 07
ACIR25-08: Mar 06 – Mar 14
*based on 4 person booking and double occupancy
Need winter clothing?
Save on baggage space and cost! We have WARM and COMFORTABLE Winter Clothing for rent. Includes the world famous Canada Goose down parka, insulated snow-pants, insulated snow boots, warm mitts and neck warmer. FREE delivery to your hotel or B&B. Click here to book your Winter Clothing.
- Free shuttle service to hotel
- All tour transfers from hotel
- 2 nights hotel in Yellowknife
- 6 nights hotel/B&B in communities
- Genuine Indigenous culture
- Amazing Aurora Borealis
- Comfortable road trip in new SUV’s
- Drive the frozen Mackenzie River!
- Drive across over the Arctic Circle!
- All meals, snacks and health drinks
- Certificate of Arctic Circle achievement
- North Star Memory Package
- Return airfare to Yellowknife
- Travel Insurance
- North Star Souvenir Package
- Gratuities for driver & guide
Welcome to Yellowknife!
Welcome to Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, you made it! We will greet you at the airport and check you into your hotel.
After all the guests have arrived we will gather for an orientation session of your Expedition for latest updates and introductions of guests and our North Star staff.
Send us an email and we will be happy to send you a detailed copy of your 9 day itinerary. We will also schedule two information zoom call sessions for an exchange of questions and answers.
See you soon!