Polar Bears In The High Arctic

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 10709

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Join this exclusive small group tour to see polar bears like never before, on the remote shorelines of the Alaskan High Arctic in summer. With viewing by boat, there are exceptional opportunities for close-up encounters and photography.

August is the best time to see polar bears interacting along the coastline as they become active, waiting for the ice to form. You will access the remote village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea by privately chartered plane and travel as part of an intimate group of only eight people, divided into two small boats - making you feel completely alone with the bears. 

Your expedition leader is also an expert naturalist and experienced wildlife photographer, who will not only share his knowledge about High Arctic life but also help you capture the perfect picture of these charismatic carnivores.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Fairbanks, Alaska
  2. Day 2: Fairbanks, guided city tour
  3. Day 3: Fly to Kaktovik, polar bear viewing & photography
  4. Days 4-5: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, polar bear viewing & photography
  5. Day 6: Polar bear viewing, fly to Fairbanks
  6. Day 7: Depart Fairbanks
  7. Day 8: Arrive UK

You should note: Why not extending your time in Alaska to see the grizzly bears in Kodiak and Katmai for a complete bear bonanza, or travel to Denali National Park and the Kenai Fjords for a great Alaskan wilderness experience?

  • Available*: Aug to Sep
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £10,395 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £9,195 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return charter flight between Fairbanks & Kaktovik
    • 3 nights hotel in Fairbanks
    • 3 nights motel in Kaktovik
    • All meals
    • Transfers
    • 6 boat excursions to see polar bears
    • Guided city tour Fairbanks
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Culture
    • Photography


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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