Important Travel Info
Emergency Contact Information
Specific cell phone numbers of SOI expedition staff will be provided to all participants for use during travel days. Parents/guardians, please note that the SOI office will be staffed 24 hours a day during the expedition. If, due to an emergency, you need to get in touch with a participant, please call the office at 1-819-827-3300 OR 1-866-336-6423
All participants on the expedition must be in possession of a valid passport with the validity extending a minimum of six months beyond the duration of the expedition. Your passport cannot expire before February 23, 2018. Please inform the SOI office if your passport expires before this date, and start the renewal process immediately. You will be asked to send a legible photocopy of your passport information to the SOI office as part of your Expedition Registration Forms.
Some international students and staff will require a visa to enter and travel through Canada and/or Greenland. Other international students may require Travel Authorization to transit through various countries. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to confirm whether you must obtain a visa for this expedition. Please inform the SOI office if you are applying for a visa.
Currency & Spending Money
Your expedition fee covers all costs of travel, accommodations, meals, programming, and general expedition expenses, during the expedition period from August 08 to 23, 2017. You may want to bring some extra money along for souvenirs from the Arctic communities that we visit. The Canadian dollar and the Danish Kroner are the best currencies for this expedition. Cash or VISA/Mastercard is most convenient for purchases. While not necessary, you can bring $100 CAD and 570 DKK and/or a credit card (or pre-paid credit card) to use for souvenir purchases. If you cannot obtain Kroner (DKK), some Greenlandic communities may also accept USD.