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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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Polar bear photo workshop Canada

Arctic Wildlife Tours is happy to announce that we will be able to offer Polar Bear photography workshops and tours in Canada. We have teamed up with some great people…

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7 SPOTS AVAILABLE

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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10 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard April 23- May 01 2023 onboard MS Freya

Our small vessel photography tour on Svalbard is unique in that each day is different, and every year is different. Arctic Wildlife Tours guides leads this April expedition to remote…

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7 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Early spring Svalbard expedition May 15 – 22 2023

Arctic Wildlife Tours, May expedition on Svalbard in 2023. This will be an early spring expedition with lot of snow and ice still. The landscapes will still be covered by…

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3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

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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NEW! 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard June 20 – 29 expedition 2023 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 June-July expedition 2023 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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NEW! 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard July 17 – 26 expedition 2023 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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3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard expedition July-August 2023 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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6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard July 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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10 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard August 5 – 15 Expedition 2023 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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1 SPOT AVAILABLE(Single cabin)

Svalbard August Expedition 2023 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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NEW! 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Svalbard September 04 – 14 2023 Expedition 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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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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