Travel to Nunavut

Flying to Nunavut

The usual way to reach the communities within Nunavut is by air. Most communities are served daily by at least one regional airline, with smaller communities being served less frequently. However, an increasing number of expedition cruise ships are sailing into Nunavut each summer. Float planes are rarely used in tidal areas, but do provide access to some northern lakes.

The four airlines providing scheduled flights into the region are Calm Air (MO) (, Canadian North (5T) (, Kivalliq Air ( and First Air (7F) Other carriers provide scheduled or charter flights within Nunavut, which are generally timed to meet inbound flights.

Airport Guides

Iqaluit Airport




The airport is less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the town centre (journey time - 5 minutes).


Travelling to Nunavut by Rail

Driving to Nunavut

Getting to Nunavut by boat

Cruise ships

There is no water access to Nunavut for visitors except on cruises during the open water season - July to September. A number of tour operators offer Northwest Passage, Hudson Bay and High Arctic cruises each year.

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