where and when to go to see polar bears in svalbard...
The unworldly northern reaches of Svalbard with their icy-landscapes, beautiful fjords, and wonderful wildlife, are without doubt a huge attraction to the modern day explorer. It is without question though the magnificent polar bears (the largest land predator of all mammals!) of this remote region are the main attraction. Throughout this page you will find useful info on when is the best time to see polar bears.
Over the years, Svalbard has acted almost like a refuge when it comes to polar bears and the populations have increased with numbers now thought to be reaching 3,000! This is a huge positive, not just for the bears as a species, but for specialist operators such as ourselves, as these days we are more than confident in regards to sightings. Some of our trips (on our smaller more specialist vessels) have seen upwards of 20+ polar bears on an individual trip!
"The best time to see polar bears in the wilds of svalbard is between the months of May to september"