Axel Heiberg is a large, uninhabited island in the Canadian High Arctic. Extremely remote and visited by only a handful of scientists and adventurers, this is one of the most unique destinations on Earth. The island is mountainous, and a third is covered by glaciers – which provide constantly spectacular scenery. The wildlife is surprisingly plentiful given the harsh climate and terrain. We may see herds of muskoxen, Peary caribou, arctic wolves, Arctic foxes, Arctic hare, and even polar bears. The island is becoming a hotspot in the world for the discovery of fossils. In 1985, a Canadian Geographical Survey party discovered mummified tree trunks exposed by wind erosion on the slopes of the Geodetic Hills. Weather permitting, our charter flight will touch down here, and we’ll tour the remains of these 45-million-year-old giant Dawn Redwood trees.
This expedition is suitable for those with some previous experience in wilderness backpacking and camping who are also looking for one of the most unusual travel experiences on earth. On this trip, there will be times when you will be the first human being to walk on the ground beneath your feet.