Realm of the Polar Bear

Svalbard Islands

Cost: $13,775
Leader: Scott Davis +1
Group Size: 12
Days: 14

Safari Overview

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Sail through Norway’s Arctic past glaciers lit by the midnight sun to find a most mythic predator: the polar bear. This polar adventure is to the famed Svalbard Archipelago of northern Norway. Located between the North Pole and Norway, these islands are home to one of the greatest concentrations of polar bears on Earth. This region remains wild and pristine with its vast mountains, dramatic fjords, massive glaciers, and picturesque icebergs coupled with iconic Arctic wildlife. The primary mission of professional photographer leader Scott Davis is to provide you with skills and opportunities to produce quality images of unique Arctic wildlife and beautiful landscapes.


  • Adventure north of the Arctic Circle to seek out polar bears in 24 hours of daylight.
  • Zodiac cruise up to the base of striking cliffs to view nesting seabird colonies.
  • Slip into Svalbard’s many inlets and straits where larger ships cannot access.
  • Search for beluga whales, blue whales, humpback whales, and walrus.
  • Improve your photography skills with biologist-turned-professional-photographer Scott Davis.

Private Trip AvailableItinerary Updated: June 2022

Our Trip Leaders

Scott Davis

Scott is a professional photographer specializing in wildlife, nature, and travel. Originally trained as a wildlife and marine biologist, his research and photo assignments have taken him to the far corners of the globe and all seven continents. National Geographic, BBC, Animal Planet, NY Times, and renowned magazines have used his photography. His patience for teaching and love of capturing the essence of his subjects make him one of our most popular tour leaders.

Agnès Brenière

Agnès is a self-taught naturalist who studied environmental law and management; she is devoted to helping others discover nature and is a committed conservationist. She worked in partnership with the League for the Protection of Birds in France, initiating and leading a project developing access to nature for disabled people. She specializes in guiding in the polar regions and the Russian Far East, where she shares her passion for these fascinating habitats and their wildlife. Agnès is also a keen photographer and one of the authors of Journey to Antarctica.

Svalbard Islands

Visit the Svalbard Islands and sail through Norway’s Arctic past glaciers to find a most mythic predator: the polar bear.

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