The Fine Print

Any way you look at it, Arctic expeditions aren’t cheap. At the same time, I have bottom line business realities that I have to face. I think what is most important is that everyone has the same understanding of how the various financial transactions will occur. Please, read our financial requirements and recommendations below and feel free to ask any questions you might have:

Sliding Scale Pricing

Trips are priced on a sliding scale – the more people that register for a trip, the lower the price.

Trip Deposit

A deposit of $2000 (plus 5% GST) is due at the time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to the departure date of the trip. Payments can be made by cheque or e-transfer.


Deposits are refundable less a $250 fee (plus 5% GST), up to 61 days prior to the departure date of the trip. Starting at 60 days prior to the departure date, any payments are completely non-refundable.

Any refunds due from Ice Blink that result from additional bookings on a trip will be paid after all payments relating to the new booking have been made.

Trip Cancellation Policy

Should Ice Blink Expeditions have to cancel a trip due to a lack of participants or any logistical or operational reason a 100% refund will be issued. Ice Blink Expeditions will not be liable for any expenses incurred by trip participants due to such a cancellation.

Emergency Evacuation Insurance

I strongly recommend that all trip participants purchase third party emergency evacuation insurance. Emergency evacuations can be extremely expensive and an appropriate insurance policy is a very worthwhile investment.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

I strongly recommend that all trip participants purchase third party trip cancellation insurance. I cannot refund any portion of any payment starting 60 days prior to the departure date. This is true even for emergency medical situations.

How You Can Save On Your Flight Costs

On occasion, it may be less expensive for Ice Blink to book a portion of the plane flights between your home and the closest town to the trip destination. Taking advantage of this is at your discretion. If you wish to take advantage of this, payment for the flight(s) must be made prior to the flight being booked. Due to airline rules, these payments are completely non-refundable at any time after the flight is booked.