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In Iqaluit

(4141 Lake View Rd.; tel. 867/979-2221; www.nunattaqsuites.com) offers comfortable, clean, and cozy bed-and-breakfast style accommodations with spectacular views. Rooms come with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, and wireless Internet. A family kitchen and living room are available for use. It's a nice alternative to the hotels in town, but it's a 15-minute walk from downtown. Rooms start from C$175 for a double.

Frobisher Inn (tel. 867/979-2222; www.frobisherinn.com), atop Iqaluit's Astro Hill -- or the "Frobe," as it's known by regulars -- is in a massive complex that houses a cinema, a small shopping arcade, and the municipal pool, and is easy to see from just about anywhere in town. Guest rooms on the bay side are quite panoramic. There's a very lively bar, the Storehouse (tel. 867/979-1105), as well as a decent restaurant, the Gallery (tel. 867/979-2222 ext. 608), with a mix of French and Northern choices. Double rooms begin at C$250.

The Nova Inn (923 Federal Rd.; tel. 866/497-6933 or 867/979-6684; www.novainniqaluit.ca) is Iqaluit's newest hotel, with one pub, the Kickin' Caribou Lounge; a pretty good restaurant, the Waters' Edge (both at tel. 867/979-4726); and a small fitness center. All rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, including a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and dishes, and competitive pricing, starting at C$195 for a double.

The Faroese innkeeper converted an old nursing station in Apex to the gorgeous Rannva's B&B (tel. 867/979-3184; me@rannva.com), designed with Scandinavian simplicity and style. The rate is C$145 for a double, with a hearty, delicious breakfast and strong coffee included. You will need to depend on taxis to get to and from town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.