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Auyuittuq National Park is a Great Nunavut Camping Spot!



Auyuittuq National Park is a beautiful and rugged park consisting of sweeping glaciers, polar sea ice, rugged mountains and deep valleys . Located almost entirely in the Arctic Circle, the park covers over 12,000 square feet of land. Auyuittuq National Park is an isolated park perfect for experienced and adventurous campers. Less experienced adventurers can sign up for ranger guided treks through this amazingly wild park. Mt. Thor, the earth’s highest sheer cliff, is located in this park. This is a wonderful Nunavet camping destination for anyone with a heart for adventure and a desire to experience nature at its fullest.

Auyuittuq National Park is a rugged land filled with active glaciers, arctic animals and birds, and spectacular fjords. Meaning “the land that never melts,” Auyuittuq National Park is a cold and harsh wilderness ripe for exploration. The Penny Ice Cap covers a third of the park’s area and is a remnant of the last ice age. With the polar climate comes short, cool summers. Summer months don’t get dark. Winds are strong year round, although they are strongest late summer through early winter. Snow is possible any time of the year, although by late August snow is much more common. Snow is permanent in elevations above 2,000 feet. Permafrost keeps the ground frozen most of the year. Due to the harsh weather and hard ground, few plants have been able to grow in this area and only 12 species of mammals live within the park. Polar bears can be found in the park during the summer months. Marine life is plentiful off the coast of the park year round. Most visitors enter the park through the eastern entrance at Overlod and travel within the park is either by boat or snow mobile based on season and weather conditions.

Many archeological sites can be found throughout Auyuittuq National Park, showing that human history in the area dates back up to 4,000 years ago. There is even some evidence that suggests that the Vikings may have been trading with the locals between the 13th and 15th centuries. July and August are the most popular months for visiting the park, and once adventurers reach Auyuittuq National Park, camping, hiking, fishing, cross country skiing, and wild life viewing awaits them. This is a beautiful and rugged park that offers a chance to really explore the beauty of remote wilderness. Auyuittuq National Park is a great Nunavut camping destination for the more rugged and adventurous campers.

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