The best place on earth to see a healthy population of wild polar bears is the Svalbard Archipelago, in the northernmost part of Norway that falls inside the Arctic Circle. More than 60 percent of the landmass in this island group is ice-covered, and it’s on the ice that these magnificent bears thrive. Formidable hunters, they’re at the top of the food chain here.
For both your own safety and that of resident wildlife, it’s paramount to explore the Arctic with experienced guides. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Arctic itineraries let you adventure responsibly and comfortably.