where and when to go to see polar bears in svalbard...
The otherworldly northern reaches of Svalbard, with their icy landscapes, beautiful fjords and wonderful wildlife, are without doubt a huge attraction to the modern-day explorer. However, the main attraction in this remote region is, of course, the magnificent polar bears – the world's largest terrestrial carnivore. Throughout this page you will find useful info on when is the best time to see polar bears
Latest figures on the number of polar bears suggest that the Svalbard Archipelago and the Barents Sea are home to around 3,000 bears, with Svalbard acting almost as a refuge for the polar bear over the years. This is a huge positive, not just for the bears as a species, but also for specialist travel outfitters like NWS, as these days we are more than confident in regards to sightings. Some departures (on our smaller, more specialist vessels) have seen as many as 38 polar bears on an individual trip!
The best time to see polar bears in the wilds of svalbard is between the months of May and september.