I'm trying to gauge the weather in Iqaluit throughout the year to figure out when is the best time to visit and for how long. The most remote part of Canada I have visited so far was Newfoundland, but this would probably beat it by a huge margin. Aside from unusual for me landscapes, what would be really awesome is if I could see aurora borealis. But with that come a few logistical problems.
It's only moderately cold in the summer, and with long days - so great for exploring the area, but I guess the chances of seeing northern lights would be rather slim, no? Does it tend to be cloudy/overcast in the warmer months?
In the winter, the temperature is of the kind I've never even experienced, though I suppose with the right clothing it should be workable. Long nights would mean a great opportunity for sky gazing, as long as the cloud cover is not thick.
When is the best chance to see aurora, in terms of clear skies? Would 3-4 days be enough to make sure at least 1-2 days have good clear skies, or should I go for a week?