Polar Bears and Icebergs of Labrador Photo Safari

Polar Bears and Icebergs of Labrador Photo Safari

Do you dream of seeing and photographing polar bears, icebergs and discovering the magnificent landscapes of the Labrador coast?

Join us on this trip to northern Labrador with a 9-day/8-night guided tour and bring back stunning images that will delight polar landscape photographers.

Accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide from Golden Peninsula Tours, and a well-known professional wildlife photographer in France, you will visit one of Canada’s most beautiful coastal regions.

Traveling by floatplane alongside the icebergs, fjords, and mountains of northern Labrador will allow you to capture the most beautiful scenery and marvel at the natural wonders during seaside stops to observe the polar bear in its natural habitat.

This trip will also appeal to travelers who want to discover the most beautiful natural sites and grandiose landscapes of the Arctic Cordillera while focusing on polar bears and icebergs.

To make this trip even more extraordinary, you could enhance your days with different adventure outings that we offer at a discounted price if you book them at the time of your reservation.

You can choose to add an overnight stay in a bivouac within an ancient glacial valley in the Torngat Mountains, a fat-bike excursion in the Moraine Desert Valley, or even a gentle pneumatic raft descent downriver to a fjord to see the wildlife. Combine these activities and discover the Arctic landscapes, wildlife, and flora like you’ve never seen before.

You are also given an access ticket by floatplane to the Ice River. Accompanied by your guide, you will take a walk to discover beautiful crevices, caves, and tunnels in the ice with incredible shades of aqua, blue and glacier white.

To maximize the experience, the excursions are carried out in a small group of up to 4 people with a private guide and his team who will ensure that you discover the best places and live the most beautiful experiences. Once your package is booked, we will prepare your trip and send you your travel documents by email.

Tour Highlights

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Polar Bears

During this excursion we will head out by air to find polar bears at the edge of the Labrador Sea. The probability of crossing the largest land carnivore on Earth is high. After all, the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula is home to more polar bears than people.

The polar bears on the Golden Peninsula spend much of their time fishing the migratory Arctic char in the coastal rivers. During the spring, summer and autumn, polar bears tend to gather near these rivers, so these are precisely the areas that we will target during this trip.

In addition to polar bears, this region is home to seals, walrus and a high density of seabirds such as Barrow's Goldeneye, Razorbill and Kittiwake.


One of the best places in the world to see icebergs is in Iceberg Alley within the Labrador Sea.

During early summer, Iceberg Alley is transformed into an icy polar sea when thousands of icebergs drift slowly into the waters of the Labrador Sea from Greenland, offering spectacular photo opportunities.

To admire the beauty of these glacial giants, we will fly over them at low altitude and make stops along the seaside where you can sit and relax and watch the show. To add to the impressive arctic panorama, seals can often be seen playing between icebergs. The iceberg tour is also synonymous with unpredictable encounters with Labrador wildlife - polar bears, seals, walruses, humpback whales and birds.

Labrador Coast

The Torngat Mountains and the Labrador Coast are among the places we will visit during this trip. For miles we will fly over the absolutely stunning coastal landscapes - rocky fingers, high cliff walls, tablelands, waterfalls, icebergs and so much more.

We will make stops along the coast to discover amazing panoramas and perhaps even spot some polar bears strolling the coastline!

With opportunities to marvel at the summit of the imposing Troll Wall, which is more than 700 meters high, this tour will leave you with unforgettable memories and an ethereal awareness of just how small we humans are in this world.

Awe-inspiring is the best way to descibe this tour!

Hebron Fjord

Located at the end of the 2nd largest fjord on the Labrador coast, Hebron Fjord Lake is Labrador's largest inland freshwater fjord. At the fjord’s water-limit rises the highest waterfall in the province. This magnificent waterfall is twice as high as the Eiffel Tower, at over 720 meters! There are exceptional hiking trails in this area such as; the North Ridge, the bottom of the glacial valley, along the Hebron Gorge, as well as packrafting along Hebron River which leads to Hebron’s freshwater lake. This hiking area is part of the North Ridge Trail and is no. 1 on our list of the best hiking trails in Labrador!

With its glacially carved terrain, towering mountain cliffs, diverse wildlife and beautiful waterfalls, it just doesn’t get much more incredible!

Ice River

Get ready for a ride on a river that has iced-up several meters high. What is special about the Ice River is that it almost never thaws during the short arctic summer.

From the beginning of winter, its bed freezes completely, forcing the water to flow to the surface and form thick layers of ice. In the spring, the flood waters sculpt magnificent crevasses, caves and tunnels through the ice.

While hiking on the Ice River, you will enjoy the scenery and wander through the aqua, blue and white ice crevices.

A hiking or fat-bike ride on the Ice River is a fascinating experience and is reminiscent of the glacial landscapes found in the high peaks of the Torngat Mountains.


Price :


AvailableAvailable :

July 11-19, 2021

DurationDuration :

9 days / 8 nights

ActivitiesActivities :

Encounters with polar bears, discovery of nature, floatplane excursion, and hiking.

DifficultyDifficulty :


DifficultyLanguages :

French and English

SupervisionSupervision :

An experienced Golden Peninsula Tour guide who is passionate and specializes in the wilderness of the region, wildlife and photography. A professional photographer well-known in France will accompany you on this tour: Fabrice Simon.

HighlightsHighlights :

  • Polar Bears by the sea
  • The Iceberg Alley
  • The landscapes of fjords
  • White Bear Island

DepertureDeparture information :

Guaranteed departure with 4 people

DepertureGroup departures :

We suggest that you join one of the group departures if you are traveling alone or with more than one person. Groups are a maximum of 4 people.

If you wish to join a group, but the dates proposed above do not suit you, do not hesitate to contact us to suggest a new date for a group departure.

Good to know :

You benefit from an exceptional discount on daily activities if you book them at the same time as your stay. Guests travelling alone will be accommodated in a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be assigned a double room. For group bookings of 3 people or more (maximum of 8), rooms with different facilities will be available. If these options do not meet your needs, please let us know. You can pay for the trip in two instalments. To do this, please send us an email.


Includes :


Return flight between Montreal / Wedge Hills Lodge


6 guided days by floatplane on the Labrador coast from the bivouac safari camp located in the Moraine Desert Valley


2 nights at Wedge Hills Lodge with private bathroom on transfer days


Small group guarantee (maximum of 4)


Expert local guide


Welcome cocktail


Group information meeting with your travel guide


Full board, from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the last day


Floatplane access ticket to Ice River


Our remarkable "Golden Peninsula Style" hors-d'oeuvres


Snacks and drinks between meals


Additional activities (can be added during booking)


Limited access to Wi-Fi

Does not include :


International flights


Meals and accommodations in Montreal


Alcoholic beverages


Gratuities at your discretion (international standard $10-15 CAD/day/pers.).


Travel insurance


Great weather guaranteed



To take with you :


Warm, waterproof clothing


Waterproof hiking boots


Backpack for your photo equipment, clothes and lunch


Pair of binoculars


Water bottle



Your Daily Itinerary

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Flight Montreal to Wedge Hills Lodge

  • Arrive at Wedge Hills Lodge to be welcomed by the owner-manager and meet with your travel guide.
  • Welcome cocktail and presentation of the program for the coming days.
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Wedge Hills Lodge is a 5 ***** star lodge located on the George River. It offers rooms with private bathrooms. Free access to the spa. Free WIFI. All meals are included.

Just steps from your room you will find the newly renovated lounge area. This is the perfect place to meet with friends, share stories and photos of your day, and taste some “Golden Peninsula” appetizers with a cocktail in hand!

Additional information

Our routes are plotted to fly over the most spectacular scenic areas and your pilot will be pleased to maneuver the aircraft in order for you to take pictures, or to make an additional loop over a remarkable point. All you need to do is ask, since for the entire trip, the aircraft and pilot are exclusively dedicated to you. Our experienced pilots have extensive knowledge of the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula. If during your trip we must cancel outings by seaplane or helicopter due to adverse weather conditions, the unused fuel of the aircraft will be refunded. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and observations cannot be guaranteed.

Important information :

Water from springs, streams, lakes and rivers is perfectly healthy to drink everywhere in Quebec-Labrador. There is no reason to buy bottled water or purify it.

Weather :

In Arctic Quebec and Labrador, the weather is the most important aspect that you will need to deal with every day. A popular saying from the Far North is: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes, and moreover, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!”. It is important to understand that in the Far North of Quebec and Labrador the weather can change quickly.

Tips on what to wear :

To fully enjoy your trip to the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, you must be comfortable traveling in any weather. Walk in the wind, rain and sun and embrace the elements with a sense of adventure! We always recommend that you wear several layers of clothing that can be removed if you become too warm.

Ensuring that you have proper clothing to protect yourself against the elements will make your trip more enjoyable. Appropriate clothing will make your trip more enjoyable. Please check out our What to wear page.

Local weather forecast :

The Quebec-Labrador Peninsula in summer: average summer temperatures range from 7 °C (45 °F) to 16 °C (60 °F). In the Torngat Mountains and on the Labrador Coast, where our multi-day trips take place, the weather is colder and more variable. Average between 4 °C (39 °F) and 14 °C (57 °F). The hottest period is the third week of July to the third week of August. During this hot period, it can be 20 °C to 30 °C (68 °F to 86 °F) at Wedge Hills Lodge on George River, 15 °C to 20 °C (59 °F to 68 °F) in the Torngat Mountains and 2 °C to 12 °C (36 °F to 54 °F) on the Labrador Coast.

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