TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— The Arctic region is one of mystery, fascination and allure for most people who have yet to visit. With the hunting of endangered species and the lack of knowledge about the Inuit lifestyle, the Arctic remains a place of controversial uncertainty. Luckily, WANT Expeditions gives the curious a reason to experience the ways and culture of the Artic and its inhabitants with the Greenland Traditional Dogsled Expedition. This one week traditional dog sled ‘hunting’ expedition will turn travelers into anxious Polar explorers and offer detailed information and ‘how-to’ instruction on traditional Polar methods of the Inuit people. Complete with possible eye-to-eye encounters with endangered species and a harpoon-throwing contest, explorers will learn about ice conditions, survival skills, igloo-building methods, and the way in which current day technologies mingle with tradition and culture in daily Inuit life.
This trip provides guests the chance to learn about a culture that differs so significantly from our modern, everyday Western views and traditions. Ingrained in the culture since their roots, the Inuit people live a highly sustainable lifestyle off the remote, isolated land they call home. Guests will be challenged to understand the trials native people face to survive and have the opportunity for cultural and global exchange. This trip is truly a polar dream come true for adventurers seeking to not only learn about the Arctic, its people and their ways, but to actually experience their culture first-hand. Embrace differences, become educated, promote global awareness and take part in the thrilling survival ways of the Inuit people with WANT Expeditions on this once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure!
For complete itinerary, visit www.wantexpeditions.com, click the ‘Destinations’ tab and search Greenland Traditional Dogsled Expedition. Trip runs May 17-26, 2015; cost is $6,749/person and includes all meals, activities, land transportation, airport and local transfers, national park fees, all camping gear (except sleeping bag), local guide fees, international tour leader and all government taxes and levies.