Entry Requirements-There are no visas required of US Citizens for entry to Canada or Greenland. All you need is a passport valid for at least six months beyond your length of stay in the country.
Immunizations and Health—No immunizations are currently required for travel to the Arctic, but it is wise to have your inoculations up-to-date. Is your tetanus booster current?
Exit Requirements—Departure taxes are now included in the cost of your airline ticket.
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international round-trip air from your home city to Montreal, Canada, and then back to your home from Anchorage, Alaska. We encourage you to work with Steven Goldberg at Frosch Travel in Chicago, who knows the best flights to get you to and from this destination according to our tour schedule
2 internal flights, from Montreal to Greenland and from Nome to Anchorage, are chartered flights and payable directly to A&K.
You will need to arrive in Montreal, Canada, at any time on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Hotel accommodations are provided that night, but no other activities. Your charter flight from Nome to Anchorage, Alaska, at the end of the cruise arrives in the afternoon on Monday, September 10, 2018. Do not book a return flight from Anchorage departing any earlier than 7pm on September 10, 2018. Please call Steven Goldberg for assistance with your travel plans.
Steven Goldberg / Frosch Travel
Toll-Free in USA: 1-800-323-1276
International guests, please call +1-312-371-9686
When calling, please identify yourself as a Toto Tours participant. If you leave a message on Steven’s voice mail, he will return your call promptly. He will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate.
NOTE: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible we often must turn away last minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space and air reservations 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
Montreal temperatures can reach the mid-80s in August and humidity is high.
During the month of September in Nome and Anchorage, daily highs range from 53°F to 42°F over the course of the month, while lows can fall in the 30s.
In the Arctic Polar regions, rough weather conditions are common in any season in this region and it is difficult to predict the weather as it is quite unstable. Summer lasts from mid-July to the end of August. The sun comes up for approximately 14 hours per day; however, it is not high in the sky and does not provide much warmth. Cloudy skies and fog are common on some of the areas visited on this itinerary especially on and around Little Diomede. Most of the regions visited on this itinerary have a polar climate, with no month having an average temperature higher than 50°F due to the surrounding cold waters. Average lows range in the 30s. Wind chills can make it feel quite a bit colder. Arctic cyclones can come very fast, lasting for several days or disappearing in couple hours. In general at this time of year, the snow has almost disappeared in coastal areas and it can be quite pleasant.
Use a website such as weather.com to find average temperatures and rainfall during your travel times.
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In Greenland, the unit of currency is the Danish Krone.
Canada’s unit of currency is the Canadian Dollar.
The U.S. Dollar is the currency in the United States.
In Canada, U.S. cash is accepted at established exchange rates at many hotels, restaurants and shops. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are very common and many U.S. issued bankcards are compatible with them.
During your voyage, you are likely to visit a number of Inuit villages in Nunavut and Northwest Territories of Arctic Canada. On these excursions you have the opportunity to engage with members of the local communities which are known for creating craft items and artwork. Items will be available for purchase (cash only) and and it is recommended that you have Canadian dollars as international funds cannot be exchanged and credit cards are not accepted. Artwork and carvings will cost in the range of CAD$100-$400 (although some carvings may cost more). Other smaller handmade souvenir items are less expensive. You can exchange Canadian dollars prior to departure or upon your arrival in Montreal.
We suggest travelling with some U.S. dollars to be exchanged for local currency and at least two major credit cards. If you have a “Chip and PIN” card, be careful to shield your number from view while entering it on a keypad; never disclose your PIN verbally. Notify your credit card company of your travel plans prior to your departure to avoid any fraud concerns.
Foreign currency can be exchanged only at authorized agencies such as banks and bureaus de change. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as exchange kiosks, banks and hotels and exchange only what you think you will need during your trip. Save all receipts from any currency transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
We do not recommend traveller’s checks as they are not as widely accepted as in previous years.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are very common and many U.S. issued bankcards are compatible with them.
Toto Tours provides Adventure Travel Experiences as differentiated from tours in the traditional sense. Adventure Travel allows (even encourages) you to be an active participant. Adventurers can be identified by certain traits. They are:
If you have any questions, please call us toll-free at: 800-565-1241.
We recommend you purchase travel insurance with Travel Guard to cover for unforeseen events prior to and during your trip. Please follow the link below or call us for more information.