Tales of the Arctic // by Skip Voorhees



From the 1970s to the mid-1990s, Skip Voorhees ran Arctic Odysseys, a tourism program with a difference. Arctic Odysseys set out to connect the outside world with cultures and the climate of the Canadian Northwest Territories and Greenland.

Visitors would "get to know the Inuit as individuals rather than performers doing their choreographed thing, staged for an audience of hundered, if not thousands, of cruise ship passengers, many of whom wouldn't care two hoots for the nuances of the performer's culture..."

Arctic Odysseys provided (and continues to provide) an intimate and honest experience to travelers willing to follow along with Voorhees' broader social mission.

TALES OF THE ARCTIC is filled with stories of the peoples and landscapes of the Arctic, as well as the revelations and incidents that occured with visitors.