Cheap Flights to Arctic Region (North America)

Cheap Flights to Arctic Region

With endless opportunities for polar bear watching, ice fishing, dog sledding, skiing, paragliding, and viewing the breathtaking aurora borealis, it's clear to see why the Arctic Region is growing in popularity as a tourist destination. Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest possible flights to the North American Arctic Region. Simply enter your travel date, and we'll find you the cheapest available airfares. To compare ticket prices across a range of dates, try using the convenient Whole Month search option.

What to See and Do in the Arctic Region

On of the best ways to experience Arctic Canada is to take a sightseeing cruise of the Arctic Ocean, during which you'll spot four species of whale, six species of seals, and endless species of fish and birds. If you'd prefer to keep your feet on terra firma, head to the Tundra Lodge in Churchill -- a luxury hotel situated in the subarctic tundra, where guests can sleep among the polar bears.

Best Time to Visit the Arctic Region

The Arctic Region experiences short, hot summers, with temperatures that rise as high as 30 degrees Celsius, and long, cold winters, when temperatures frequently drop below minus 20 degrees Celsius. Generally, the peak tourist season runs from May to September, but your ideal time to visit will depend largely on what kind of Arctic adventure you'd like to experience. To witness the Northern Lights, for example, you'll want to book your trip during the spring or autumn months. If you already have a departure date in mind, Skyscanner's Price Alert tool can be set up to notify you of any fluctuations in ticket prices so that you can book the cheapest available flight.

Airports in the Arctic Region

Of the many airports dotted throughout North America's Arctic Region, only two are large enough to handle commercial airliners: Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ), which serves the settlement of Kangerlussuaq in the Qeqqata municipality; and Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK), which serves the settlement of Narsarsuaq in the Kujalleg municipality.

Narsarsuaq Airport is the only international airport in southern Greenland. It serves mostly as a transfer point for passengers connecting to the helicopter hubs for Air Greenland in Nanortalik and Qaqortoq. Services are limited at the airport, but arriving travellers will find a small cafeteria, one duty-free shop, and a tourist information desk inside of the airport's main terminal building. Metered taxis are available outside of the airport.

Kangerlussuaq Airport is the International hub for Air Greenland. Hotel Kangerlussuaq is located inside of the terminal building. The airport's other amenities include a night club and a self-service bar. As with Narsarsuaq Airport, ground transportation at this airport is provided by metered taxis, which are located outside of the main terminal building.

Travel Tips

Be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing, even during the summer months. At a minimum, you'll need a waterproof jacket, thick socks, a warm hat, thick mittens or gloves, insulated boots, and a few thick sweaters that can be easily layered. Keep in mind that the soil beneath the surface of the tundra remains frozen year round, so it's possible to catch a chill no matter what time of year you visit the region.

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