Expedition Fees

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2019 Arctic Expedition

July 24 -August 8, 2019
$13,500 CAD
$10,900 USD

*Please note that the above fees include taxes but do not include travel to and from the gateway city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Your expedition fee includes:

  • Online Education Program
  • Electronic Orientation Package and Expedition Resources
  • One-on-one support for expedition preparations and inquiries
  • All accommodations (hotels, cabins on expedition ship)
  • Group flights (from gateway city to our ship and return)
  • Local transportation (buses and shuttles within gateway cities)
  • Activities, excursions and all associated programming materials
  • Education Program (presentations, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, hands-on activities and field work, etc.)
  • All meals
  • SOI expedition gear: one or two warm outdoor clothing item(s), SOI t-shirt, expedition journal, name tag, ballcap and luggage tags

Your expedition fees do not include:

  • Your independent travel to and from the gateway city
  • The cost of your travel visa or other travel documentation
  • The cost of your passport
  • Airport taxes and reciprocity fees (varies depending on expedition, gateway cities and group flight routes)
  • Personal medical and travel insurance, which is mandatory for participation
  • Personal expedition clothing and gear

*If applicable, university course fees are not included. Information will be provided to students upon registration regarding the availability of credit courses.


Upon your acceptance, and submitting your deposit, you will receive notice from our Finance Manager and an updated invoice and payment schedule for the balance of your expedition fee.

Payments towards your expedition fee can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) sent to finance ‘at’ studentsonice.com or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to Students on Ice. Unfortunately, we do not accept payments by credit card.

Contact our office regarding tax receipt opportunities and payment plan options. Generally, 50% of the expedition fee is due at least 120 days prior to departure and final balances are due at least 60 days prior to departure. Expedition fee payment schedules may be customized to meet participant needs and financial capabilities.

All payments received within 120 days or more prior to the departure date are refundable, with the exception of a $250 administrative fee. When cancellations are received within 119 days of the departure date, payments are not refundable. We recommend that students purchase cancellation insurance.

For the 2019 Arctic Expedition, payments are due April 15, 2019 and June 1, 2019.


An administrative fee of $250 is charged on all cancellations. Although not mandatory to participate, purchasing cancellation insurance is advised.

All payments received 120 days or more prior to the departure date are refundable, less the $250 administration fee. When cancellations are received after these dates, payments are not refundable.

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