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

Experience the midnight sun

Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun | © SilkeBritt / Flickr
Inukshuk in Auyuittuq National Park
Inukshuk in Auyuittuq National Park | © Andrew Robertson / Flick

See breathtaking landscapes

Auyuittuq National Park
Auyuittuq National Park | © Mike Beauregard / Wikimedia Commons
Amazing Auyuittuq
Amazing Auyuittuq | © Michael H Davies

Look up (or climb) the world’s highest vertical drop: Mount Thor

Hiking towards Mount Thor
Hiking towards Mount Thor | © By Paul Gierszewski / Wikimedia Commons
The dominant Mount Thor
The dominant Mount Thor | © Manuel Lacoste / Shutterstock

Witness the Northern Lights

“Electric Light Orchestra”
“Electric Light Orchestra” | © Andrew Robertson / Flickr

See unique Arctic flora…

Arctic flora
Arctic flora | © SilkeBritt / Flickr

And fauna

The Arctic Hare
The Arctic Hare | © SilkeBritt / Flickr

Hike the Arctic Circle

Hiking in Auyuittuq National Park
Hiking in Auyuittuq National Park | © SilkeBritt / Flickr
Admiring the view
Admiring the view | © Michael H Davies

Get photographic proof of your expedition

Arctic Circle marker
Arctic Circle marker | © Michael H Davies