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Seeing is believing. Once people see a polar bear, they want to protect it.

Polar bears have had Red List status as vulnerable since 2005. Over the next decades, there are expected to be significantly fewer polar bears due to a sharp decline in sea ice.

Ursus maritimus, Thalarctos, sea bear, ice bear, Nanuq, isbjorn, white bear, beliy medved, lord of the Arctic, old man in the fur cloak, and white sea deer. These are just some of the ways people around the world identify polar bears.

Polar bears are the largest species of bear in the world. Compared to other bears polar bears have: a long narrow head; a head that is relatively small compared to the body; small, heavily furred ears; claws that are short and strong; canine teeth that are long; and cheek teeth that are sharper.

These features have been selected for in polar bears as a consequence of their almost purely carnivorous way of life.

Upcoming polar bear tours

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Svalbard winter expedition #1 2022

Join Arctic Wildlife Tours for a unforgettable winter expedition in the wilderness of Svalbard. The magic light and landscapes are stunning at this time of the year. From the camp…

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Svalbard April expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö

Svalbard wildlife expedition in 2022. We will be using the expedition ship MS Malmö for this photo tour, which is well suited for these kind of expeditions for exploring the…

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Arctic Wildlife Tours May expedition 2022

Arctic Wildlife Tours do this early May expedition on Svalbard in 2022. We will be using the expedition ship MS Malmö for this wildlife expedition, which is a well suited…

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Arctic Wildlife Tours May expedition 2022 #2

Arctic Wildlife Tours do this early May expedition on Svalbard in 2022. We will be using the expedition ship MS Malmö for this wildlife expedition, which is a well suited…

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Svalbard Masterclass on board 2022

Join our photography masterclass onboard hosted by Nat Geo photographer Stefano Unterthiner and Arctic Wildlife Tours

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Svalbard June Expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö #1

June is considered early summer season for Svalbard photography. Its still good ice conditions, some years its still frozen around the islands. June is considered as a more and more…

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Svalbard Expedition June 2022 onboard MS Malmö #2

New expedition in early summer 2019. For this early summer Svalbard expedition we are chartering the ship MS Malmö, which is well suited for these kind of expeditions and we…

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Svalbard Expedition June-July 2022 onboard MS Malmö

For the summer Svalbard expedition in 2022 we are chartering the ship MS Malmö, which is well suited for these kind of expeditions. We have used Malmö several times before…

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Svalbard tour 05 – 15 July 2022 onboard MS Villa

Explore the wonderful Arctic wilderness around Svalbard during this Svalbard extreme expedition. We are chartering the expedition ship MS Villa. Villa is recently refurbished and have a very high standard…

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Svalbard 04 – 14 July expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö

July is a great time to experience the Arctic areas around Svalbard. More ice have melted and more remote areas will be accessible. July is one of the best months…

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Svalbard 14 – 24 July expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö

In July, Arctic is at its explosive best. A lot of the snow has melted yet some of it remains, creating interesting patterns in the landscape. Wildlife are on the…

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Svalbard August expedition#1 2022

Explore Svalbard at a time of the year when colors start to come back on the sky. This time of the year are considered as a great time to find…

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Svalbard August expedition#2 2022

Explore Svalbard at a time of the year when colors start to come back on the sky. This time of the year are considered as a great time to find…

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Svalbard August 21 – August 31 expedition 2022 MS Origo

Arctic polar bear cruises in the early autumn to enjoy the wildlife in typically warmer weather with lengthy daylight hours but also sunsets and sunrises, providing more opportunities to see…

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Svalbard August 23 – Sept 02 expedition 2022

Explore Svalbard at a time of the year when colors start to come back on the sky. This time of the year are considered as a great time to find…

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Svalbard August expedition 2022 onboard M/V Kinfish

Explore Svalbard at a time of the year when colors comes back on the sky. Late August will be a few weeks before the autumn and darkness arrives again. This…

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Svalbard September 2-12 expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö

Join us for this Svalbard wildlife photography expedition and search for the autumn light in September on Svalbard. In September a few snow patches are left from winter and the…

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Svalbard April expedition 2023 onboard MS Freya

Svalbard travel photography on Svalbard, every day is different, and every year is different. Arctic Wildlife Tours guides leads this August expedition to Svalbard, a remote area we know well…

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Svalbard June 05 – 15 2023 expedition onboard MS Malmö

June is an opportunity for good ice conditions in milder weather. 24 hour daylight makes for many hours of possible wildlife sightings. Fjords are opening up and we can get…

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Svalbard August expedition 2023 onboard MS Freya

Svalbard travel photography on Svalbard, every day is different, and every year is different. Arctic Wildlife Tours guides leads this August expedition to Svalbard, a remote area we know well…

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East Greenland cruise onboard Polar Pioner

Join us for this Arctic adventure to East Greenland onboard the Polar Pioner. Experience the landscapes and September light and the home of some huge icebergs.

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