Why svalbard polar bear holidays are truly unique
Located in the remote northern reaches, midway between Norway and the North Pole, the glaciated Svalbard archipelago is a delightfully accessible part of the polar north, comprising a vast area of icebergs, ice-fields, fjords and unspoilt Arctic wilderness. Literally meaning ‘Cold Coast’, in Svalbard you will experience some of the most unique and dramatic landscapes in the world, with white-capped mountains fronted by desolate tundra, glittering glaciers under a constant midnight sun and brilliant blue skies in the summer months.
The ultimate in polar exploration, a Svalbard polar bear holiday offers something truly unique to the modern day explorer.
The focus of most visitors to this frozen landscape is to see the ‘King of the North’ – the mighty polar bear. During the winter months, ice and snow cover the archipelago so the best time to see polar bears in Svalbard is between late April/early May and September, as the ice starts to thaw and allows access to the frozen north.