Canadian Arctic (60° N)

An expedition in the spectacular sceneries of the Arctic Ice sea, an incredible diversity of sights and wildlife.
Suspended places, never before seen by Western eyes, and therefore even more fascinating.


A trip in complete harmony and fusion with mother Nature, that we will explore by every means: helicopter, boat, 4×4, canoe, bicycle in order to arrive punctually to our appointment with marvel, first of allwith the Northern Lights.


An experience full of activity, from trekking to fly fishing, sighting of grizzly bears and caribou through to the custodians of the tales of those places.

Sighting of the biggest herds of caribous in North America

Following the Northern lights

Remote excursions with helicopter transfers

Boat adventures departing directly from the lodge

Trekking and cycling along trails carved out in the tundra

On the trail of wolves, wolverines, black grizzlies, black bears, blue musks and wild migratory fauna

Relax in a wood heated sauna with a lake view

Umber fly- fishing in the currents of Arctic seas

Cycling along the Eskers, the long sand trails originating from glacial deposits

Discovering the refined suisine of the north and its wild flavors. Each day, a selected chef will prepare different delicacies, from lake Ennadai trout to organic Alberta beef


Adventure Experience

Canadian Arctic (60th N), 17/26 September 2019


Daily program


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Assistance at Milan Malpensa Airport and departure with Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt.

Continuation of flight to Calgary with Air Canada non-stop flight. Arrival in the early afternoon.

Transfer to your hotel

Participants will have the chance to discover individually the center of the city where the Winter Olympic Games took place in 1988.

Dinner and overnight accommodation.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Transfer to the airport in time for the departure of the Air Canada flight to Yellowknife.

Snack at the airport

2.00 p.m.: departure by private flight to Arctic Haven, located 60th N on the shores of Lake Ennadai, Nunavut in the Arctic Barren Lands region.

Short transfer to Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge. It has just 12 rooms and is the only existing structure in the region, which was built in respect of nature, in order to have the minimum impact on the environment.

The spectacular autumnal colors of the tundra, the lake, the silence and the boundless spaces will give the first magical welcome to the participants.

You will have time either for a first sauna or to walk and start discovering the place.

Welcome dinner at the Lodge restaurant overlooking the lake.

The hotel cuisine will be a pleasant discovery, too: you will taste local products of excellent quality with savoury flavors of the North: trout sashimi, stewed tundra blueberries, Baffin Bay turbot, wines from the Okanagan Valley, organic beef from Alberta.

After dinner you can walk to the lake to admire the starry sky and the aurora borealis… its color flashes across the wide and empty background can only be seen in clear nights.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

You will have the chance to start the day with a healthy physical or mental activity: meditation or gymnastics.

Breakfast time

A briefing on water safety will be held before starting with your first adventurous experience on Lake Ennadai.

Your lodge is in front of the lake and you will go on board the boats that will sail to the northern areas of the lake. Wild migratory animals, such as caribous, wolves and Qamanirjuaq gluttons can often be sighted on the lake islands.

You will have the chance to take so many photos as you want; for this it is important that each participant has his own camera with him.

Packed lunch will be served on the beach.

You will go on with your day-experience by making short walking tours on land to observe those animals from close up.

You will visit the archaeological sites where the Ahiarmiut, the natives of the area, had be  camping for hundreds of years.

Return to the lodge for a gourmet dinner and an informal lecture by Richard Weber on his North Pole expeditions – his historic (and not repeated) 1995 trip without assistance will be especially pointed out.


Finally you’ll have the chance either to relax in the wood-heated sauna or to admire the aurora borealis.


Friday, September 20, 2019

If you want you can start the day with a healthy physical or mental activity: meditation or gymnastics.

Breakfast time

A new thrilling experience with a helicopter flight to the top of Blind Hill esker, an exciting landscape up to the tundra ridge overlooking the lakes.

From there you will begin a walking tour to discover animals, until you reach an ancient Inuit hunting tent.

The iridescent colors of the landscape are breathtaking, to say the least. Different varieties of berries and blueberries cover the ground and the participants will be invited to pick blueberries up, that will be delivered to the chefs for the preparation of cooked dishes.

At the end of the excursion, you will return to the lodge by boat, admiring the landscape along the shore of the lake.

There will be time enough to relax in the wood-heated sauna.

After a further delicious dinner, a presentation on the Ahiarmiut or “the people of the deer” will take place. Inuit people  are the natives who lived on the banks of Ennadai until the 50s.

After that participants will maybe sit around the bonfire to admire the aurora borealis again.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

You will have the chance to start the day with a healthy physical or mental activity: meditation or gymnastics.

Breakfast time

You will embark on a boat sailing to North Arm, to explore the coasts of Ennadai Lake, as caribous are most often seen on land or swimming between the islands.

During those days participants will try to sight caribous, wolves, wolverines, black bears, grizzly bears, musk oxen. Male animals are sometimes seen fighting for domination: different kinds of birds and other wild animals that make their home in the Arctic Barren Lands.

Packed lunch will be served on the sandy beaches of Paradise Island.

You will continue for a short hike up to the Big Bear, the highest point of the lake, where you can admire a fantastic view of the tundra and the lakes.

Return to the lodge

Participants will have the possibility to relax in the wood-heated sauna.

After dinner, Nansen Weber will give an informal talk about his experiences as a photographer in the Barren Lands of northern Canada.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

After breakfast time participants will have another thrilling experience.

You will reach Epic Creek by helicopter for an incredible grayling fishing. Graylings have an impressive dorsal fin. They can be tough fighters and are highly sought after by fishermen. Small, nevertheless powerful, these energetic fishes are known as tough fighters.

After a lunch based on freshly caught fish and a whole day in the open air you will return to the lodge.

Those who want it will have the chance to use kayaks between the islands on Lake Ennadai, an excellent way to observe local wildlife.

Time enough to relax in the heated sauna.

Dinner based on local specialties.

A presentation on mythology and folklore regarding the aurora borealis will be held In the evening. It will be inspired by stories gathered in various places around the world.

What better evening to admire the aurora borealis or to do a meditation to connect to the surrounding nature….


Monday, September 23, 2019

You will have the chance to start the day with a healthy physical or mental activity: meditation or gymnastics.

After breakfast time you will be ready for a cycling adventure along the eskers, that are paths dug into the tundra.

A quick helicopter ride will leave you on the top of an esker, where you will begin your bike ride along the paths formed after the retreat of the last ice age.

Eskers lay above the swampy tundra; therefore they represent an excellent point of observation for the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Eskers are well-drained thanks to their elevation and sandy composition; for these reasons they are not only perfect for hiking and cycling, but also a popular place for animals.

Packed lunch will be served during the excursion.

Return to the lodge by boat.

Participants can enjoy the final evening’s gourmet dinner.

An interesting presentation by Josée Auclair on edible products that can be found in the tundra will take place after dinner.

After that a local digestive tasting will be organized on the shore of the lake  to admire the starry sky and the aurora borealis. The best way to take leave of that magical place.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Breakfast time

On the last day we will take a short boat ride on the Kazan river.

The tundra turns there into forest and birch, black fir trees and tamarack dominate the landscape. Elks and tundra swans have been sighted in that marshy and wooded area.

A hiking option is available for those wishing to stretch their legs before their afternoon flight home, while others may prefer to enjoy a quiet walk along the Kazan River or go fishing graylings.

Transfer to the small airport for a private flight to Yellowknife.

Transfer to your hotel in Yellowknife

Dinner and overnight accommodation in hotel


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Breakfast time

Transfer to the airport.

Departure with Air Canada flight to Calgary.

Continuation with Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Arrival in Frankfurt in the morning

Continuation with Lufthansa flight to Milan Malpensa Airport.


Individual participation fee in a double room at Arctic Lodge € 10.100

Supplement in single room € 3.450

Dates from 17 to 25 September 2019


Flight supplement in business class € 5.100


The journey will only be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 10 people

Admissions will be accepted until March 29, 2019


The individual participation fee includes:

– Economy flight from Milan to Yellowknife with Lufthansa and Air Canada (see operational flight plans below).

– Taxes included € 286 (YQ EUR 176.00 to date + TAX EUR 110.00)

– Private return flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Haven

– Assistance at the airport upon departure

– Long range kit

– 6 nights in a double room at Arctic Lodge

– 1 night in a double room in Calgary

– 1 night in a double room in Yellowknife

– All meals at the Arctic Lodge as well as packed lunches as scheduled

– Two dinners in Calgary and Yellowknife

– All excursions and activities scheduled, included helicopter flights

– Naturalistic guides and evening meetings / presentations at the lodge in English

– A useful gift for adventure days in the Arctic

– Presence of Graziano Mascheri (Founder and Experience Designer of Experientiae) during the whole journey

– Medical assistance and baggage insurance


The individual participation fee does not include:

– Possible extra drinks

– Online and TA visa for entry to Canada

– Insurance for cancellation of the voyage before departure (this should be stipulated at the time of

– subscription of the “experiences” package)



$ CAD = 0,662 €


Budgeted flights

17/09 – LH249 – Malpensa-Frankfurt – 11.00-12.20

17/09 – AC845 – Frankfurt-Calgary – 13:55-15:15

18/09 – AC8221 – Calgary-Yellowknife – 10:15-12:30

18/09 – Yellowknife-Arctic Haven

24/09 – Arctic Haven-Yellowknife

25/09 – AC8834 – Yellowknife -Vancouver – 06.25-07.59

26/09 – AC840 – Vancouver-Frankfurt – 13:25-08:05

17/09 – LH272 – Frankfurt-Malpensa – 11.05-12.15


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