I love travelling and had been thinking about seeing the Polar Bears in the Arctic for a while, and made some enquiries thinking I would go next year. I called Natural World Safaris and spoke to the lovely Gemma, who answered all my questions, and I was so excited about the sound of it all, I decided to book my trip to Svalbard the very next day, which meant I had little over a month before I was due to go!
On arrival on May 24th, we were the first trip of the season. We explored the West coast of Spitsbergen over the next 8 days.
There were 10 passengers including myself, 2 guides Ronald and Annette, a trainee guide Miriam, and a very lovely Swedish crew. We quickly got settled in, and then went out on the Zodiac Boats that very same evening for a ‘quick’ trip out.