The Arctic has long been an intriguing place for travelers from all over the world to flock to. What once was a very exclusive destination, is now more accessible than ever, and the region now receives up to one million tourists each year.
Whether it is the unique wildlife, the midnight sun, towering icebergs, seas of ice or the crisp air that draws us in, one thing is for certain, the Arctic makes it to the top of millions of bucket lists.
If you’re in the midst of planning, or just getting started, we’d love to help. Polar Bear Tours are some of the best ways to get to visit the Arctic. You’ll explore a land that is experiencing massive changes in climate, and bear witness to the realities these bears face every day. With declining populations and the melting of sea ice, this trip will be sure to leave a lasting impression that will forever change you.
A Polar Bear Tour will also give you amazing insight to the culture and communities in the North, and while not all tours operate sustainably, SEEtheWILD partners with organizations that take the wellbeing of all creatures to heart. Have a look at a few of our Polar Bear Tours to help making your choice a little easier.
Photo Credit: Natural Habitat Adventures
Travel to the Canadian Arctic and explore its snowy tundra in search of Polar Bears. While most tour operators are unable to access certain areas, Natural Habitat Adventures has obtained exclusive permits to some of the best viewing areas. Their customized Polar Rovers allow you to see the bears up close, safely, and to cross the tundra in comfort.
You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the rich culture and traditions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples through various cultural activities included in the tour. This is the opportunity of a lifetime!
Photo Credit: Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions are well-known in the Arctic explorations space. Their journeys combine wildlife spotting with exciting excursions and offer a wealth of knowledge from experts through informative presentations. On this 9-day adventure, you’ll have the joy of encountering Arctic wildlife including polar bears, reindeer, and walrus. You’ll also enjoy hiking across the Arctic tundra, cruising in a zodiac, and kayaking the icy seas, taking full advantage of the 24-hour daylight.
Photo Credit: Giles Breton
G Adventures has a unique opportunity for you to travel to Canada’s Arctic alongside an expert naturalist from Polar Bears International. Because of this, the dedication to protecting polar bears is at the forefront of their operations. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the Arctic tundra, dogsledding, Tundra Buggy excursions, while taking in the breathtaking views. This trip is part of G Adventures’ Jane Goodall Collection, meaning it is endorsed by Jane Goodall, and helps to support the Jane Goodall Institute.
There are even more options available on our site! We’ve even created a special page that puts them all together making it simple for you to browse through. Check out our Polar Bear Tours page for more options and to book your dream trip!
Sarah is a travel writer, citizen of the world and lover of the Pacific Northwest and tacos. When not writing she can be found searching for her next travel destination or exploring with her dog, Otto.
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