Silence might be a little too extreme to use in this case, as when you're traveling by dog sled, things are never exactly silent. However, without much signs of human life, it certainly feels quite silent. Like you're exploring a new area.
I don't care much for vacation. To me, vacation is what you take when you want to relax. I want to relax when I'm done with my trip. So instead, go on an expedition, a journey, an adventure. You'll get more out of it than you would a vacation. You're never going to push yourself while laying on a beach somewhere sipping colorful tiki drinks. You will however, have a more moving experience, mentally and emotionally, by pushing yourself to go on a more adventurous trip.
Crossing over the frozen Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.