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Amazing Auyuittuq | © Michael H Davies
Amazing Auyuittuq | © Michael H Davies

13 Photos That Prove Trekking Across the Arctic Circle Should Be on Your Bucket List

Picture of Hayley Simpson
Updated: 27 September 2017

Located on Baffin Island, Auyuittuq National Park is Nunavut’s most accessible national park. Under the midnight sun in summer, visitors can hike from one side of the park to the other, via the 97-kilometre (60-mile) Akshayuk Pass. The trail is surrounded by towering granite peaks and icy landscapes. Along the way, hikers will pass wild streams, 10,000-year-old glaciers, and traditional inuksuit. There’s also the option for guided day tours and snowmobile adventures. The best part of visiting Auyuittuq National Park is the fact you’re trekking the Arctic Circle, and there’s a marker to prove that. Here are some photos to inspire a visit to this special park in Nunavut.