Been there a couple of times. Ain't much to see unless you're into ice & polar bears. The charts
are cool though! You'll see things like an old airplane fuselage on the beach as a navigational marker! It's hard to judge distances and size of things like islands with no trees/buildings to guage perspective. Things that appear a mile away can be 15-20 miles away!
The 24 hr daylight in the summer is amazing and totally throws off your body clock! Playing v-ball on the flight deck
at midnight is kinda cool.
It's gonna get awfully busy in the Cdn Arctic soon. The risk managers here are looking at 2015 for the first yr/round transits but there's no services in place yet to support that kind of traffic.
from last years "Operation Lancaster"