Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

74° North: Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Located 800 km north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Northwest Passage is the most northerly fly-in lodge on earth - Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. Years ago, travel to the high Arctic meant a tent on the tundra. The construction of the lodge in 1992 changed all that - and our location sets a high standard for guest accommodation and comfort in Nunavut.

Life at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

If you’re not out exploring the land or on the water, it’s all about great Canadian cuisine. Experience gourmet fare inspired by every province from locally sourced Arctic Char and Baffin Bay turbot to Alberta Organic Beef, French Canadian cheeses, and more. Our talented chefs bake breads, whip up yogurt, ice cream and other delights daily to satisfy you at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Before or after a meal, relax, socialize or attend a lecture in the main lodge’s Great Room or explore the extensive Arctic Library and Interpretive Center housing local artifacts, maps, and 42 million year-old fossils.

16 private guest cabins welcome adventurers; thick duvets atop queen beds and wash facilities to ensure proper rest. Private showers are located in the main complex. A generator provides electricity to the cabins from early morning until 11:00 pm. There’s no electricity at night, not that you need it under the midnight sun. There are no permanent human residents on the 25,000 sq. km island, but it’s home to polar bears, muskox, arctic foxes and is a world-class beluga observations site (one of the biggest beluga nurseries on earth). Experience the beauty and wonder of the Arctic in remarkable comfort and hospitality at 74° North.


Wildlife/Nature Sightseeing; Hiking & Walking; Kayaking, Rafting & Paddle Boarding; Fishing; Biking & ATVs; Archeological Site Viewing


  • Arctic Watch - 16 private cabins
  • Common area with Lounge, dinning room, espresso bar & archeological centre
  • Electric assist mountain bikes
  • Kayaks - sea & river
  • Paddle boards
  • ATVs, Unimogs
  • Small group focus - Average of 1:1.5 Staff/Guest Ratio

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