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Filming in the Arctic

May 12, 2021

Did you know that we offer more than unforgettable trips? Arctic Kingdom has been contracted for all kinds of film projects from commercials, documentaries, and adventure sport movies.

“When it comes to filming in the Canadian Arctic, there’s no one better,” says Marie Claire, Arctic Kingdoms team leader for this project.


The Commercial

In 2016 Samsung launched their new Gear 360, a compact camera designed for anywhere from your home to the great outdoors. The goal of the commercial was do demonstrate how user friendly the camera is while capturing commercial grade resolution.

Marie Claire explains that, “this was a really quick project. They were in and out in a couple days. In the past we’ve worked with large film crews and coordinating helicopters but this one was simpler.”

The campaign demonstrates that you can do something really interesting without an big fuss and technology lets us do more with less. But it also shows just out epic the Canadian Arctic is to visit.


Do you want to see the commercial?

Samsung – Relive this incredible moment in 360 video. | Facebook


How We Helped

For this project we took the film crew to some of the stunning locations around Qikiqtarjuaq that we frequent on our own trips. The commercial was often filmed on the same boat you’d travel on with our Polar Bears & Glaciers Safari.

They were filming in front of gigantic icebergs and we provided kayaks for them to paddle among an ice floe and on the crisp Arctic Ocean with all the safety gear they’d need.

The theme of the commercial is how this camera makes it easier to relive incredible moments and to reimagine everyday moments are captured, and that is a perfect analogy for filming in the Arctic. It doesn’t have to be complicated and there is endless breathtaking locations to film.

If you’re interested in filming in the Canadian Arctic talk to our team about building the plan you need. We will work with you to provide logistics and coordinate travel for projects big and small. Working with teams as large as BBC and Red Bull or as small as Samsung’s, we have the expertise to make it happen.

For more information about our Arctic Film & Logistic Services, click here.


Who Is Arctic Kingdom?

Arctic Kingdom is the global leader in land-based travel, custom experiences and getaways in the Canadian Arctic. After 20 years of operating in this remarkable region, Arctic Kingdom has unparalleled expertise in Arctic wildlife and habitats, and unmatched access built through years of experience and relationships with Inuit communities.

With decades of experience, Arctic Kingdom excels at private, customizable trips that take guests anywhere they can dream of in the Arctic and coordinated logistics for the world’s top documentary film and television projects.


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By: Mat Whitelaw