Arctic Wilderness Guiding and Outfitting operates in Naujaat, Nunavut.

Naujaat is located right on the Arctic Circle, at the north end of Repulse Bay on the southern shores of Rae Isthmus. The Inuktitut name of this community is ‘Naujaat’ (‘seagull nesting place’) for a cliff area nearby where fledgling seagulls are born each June. Its people are the Aivilingmiut (‘people of the walrus place’), direct descendants of the ancient Thule people, known for their excellent dog teams and walrus hunting skills.

It’s a great place for viewing polar bears and for whale watching excursions, plus it is located close to beautiful Ukkusiksalik National Park, which is a 15-minute plane ride away.

Weather and Climate

Summer temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C. The prevailing wind direction is from the northwest, averaging 17 kph (11 mph) yet sometimes gusting to 100 kph (62 mph). The winter temperature drops to -45°C. Snowfalls can happen at any time in the spring, fall and winter months.

Average Temperature in Naujaat

January -31 °C
March -26 °C
May -7 °C
July  8 °C
September  0 °C
November -19 °C

February -31 °C
April -17 °C
June  3 °C
August  6 °C
October -8 °C
December -26 °C


Safety is our number 1 priority. Please listen to the instructions of your guide at all times to ensure your safety. We have a satellite phone, GPS and Zoleo devices. We also have 20 survival suits.

What to Pack

Many layers are the key to staying warm in the territory.

  • Warm parka
  • Warm wind pants
  • Warm rubber boots
  • Warm mitts
  • Rain gear
  • Extra layers

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