Polar Bear Safaris

Expert-led safaris to Svalbard and the Alaskan Arctic

30 years of travelling in the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard and Alaska has connected Olly Williams with the world's leading Polar Guides

Drawing on Olly's ground-truth and in acknowledgment of the extreme nature of this environment we offer a set of carefully curated opportunities to see polar bears in the wild

If your aim is to see Polar Bears in the High Arctic, travelling deep into this hostile wilderness in order to get the fullest experience of the animals and the land- and seascapes they inhabit, then you need to be in the safe hands of proper experts with years of Arctic travel under their belts. In pursuit of his art, Olly has sought out the very best people in each of the areas we visit.

we offer you the pinnacle of expertise in the form of guides and outfitters who have led expeditions for the likes of Blue Planet, National Geographic and American presidents”

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On Svalbard we offer a summer and a winter private expedition to see and photograph wild bears

Each trip is designed to get you to the best areas to see bears, away from other humans, with as many of the home comforts as can be practically catered for.

In summer we use a private ice-rated expedition vessel used in the filming of wildlife documentaries, to get far beyond the tourist areas with all the kit neccessary to explore the coast and islands of the archipelago. Take a look at our summer Svalbard expedition.

In the spring we travel overland into beautiful unspoilt wilderness of eastern Svalbard, crossing frozen mountain trails, fjords and onto the firm sea-ice of the Barents sea using heated expedition tents and travelling with expedition cook. Luxury in such a place is all about context...

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Polar Bear Safaris

TRACK POLAR BEARS IN THE ALASKAN ARCTIC

Highlights:

AN AUTHENTIC ALASKAN ADVENTURE TO VIEW AND TRACK POLAR BEARS IN THE COMPANY OF ONE OF ALASKA’S TOP WILDERNESS GUIDES

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Polar Bear Safaris

SVALBARD WINTER POLAR BEAR SAFARI

Highlights:

A UNIQUE EXPERT-GUIDED ARCTIC ADVENTURE TO TRACK AND VIEW POLAR BEARS IN THE COMPANY OF AN EXPERT NATURAL HISTORY FILMING GUIDE

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SVALBARD SUMMER POLAR BEAR SAFARI

Highlights:

A unique journey to discover Svalbard's Polar Bears, led by an expert natural history film guide and based on a private ice-breaker

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This pair of artists has notched up 60 trips over the last 25 years, tracking and painting endangered predators all over the planet, from the desert to the jungle. Along the way they’ve made friends with legendary guides, polar explorers, survival experts and conservationists – all of whom they can hook you up with in a nanosecond ”

- Condé Nast Traveller of Olly Suzi Expeditions

THIS 5-NIGHT EXPEDITION TAKES YOU TO THE MOST NORTHERLY AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL WILDERNESS REGION OF NORTH AMERICA - ANWR - AND INTO THE MOST NORTHERLY INUPIAT SETTLEMENT OF KAKTOVIK.

HERE YOU WILL PATROL THE LAGOONS OF THE BEAUFORT SEA BY RIGID ZODIAC, WITNESS THE FAMOUS BOWHEAD BONE PILE AND ENCOUNTER POLAR BEARS AS THEY AWAIT THE FORMATION OF THE WINTER SEA ICE.

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Our experienced travellers include:

Vanessa Janion
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Catherine Ronan
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Rod Tether
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It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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"Excellent experience - again - from trip design through to execution. Excellent staff in Natural High but also on the trek."

Paul & Liz

Excellent Service

"Really enjoyed the holiday. Was exactly what we were looking for. Service from Natural High was perfect. Would definately recommend and use again."

Patrick and Carmel

THE PERFECT TREK!

"Vanessa from Natural High Safaris provided a very responsive,personal and bespoke service which in turn led to a perfect trip, that was without fault! From our pack mules all the way up to our guide, Oulaid, it was outstanding. We were guided through the most beautiful and remote countryside to camp sites with the most awesome views. Oulaid had really thought about our route and request to be off the beaten track. It was a delight that we did not see any tourist for the whole trek. Our team were professional,hospitable and friendly, delivery a very well prepared and comfortable camp each evening.The camp chef did an amazing job bearing in mind the remoteness of our location, conjuring up very tasty and varied meals each day. If I could book another trip tomorrow I would.Next year beckons!Well done all!!"

Anonymous

Sublime Garden Route

"Fantastic accommodation recommendations in small boutique hotels"

Ian And Jo Ashby CR

I will definitely plan an expedition with this company again.

"They promptly provided an itinerary in response to our desires. Feedback on the plan was well received. Closer to the time we were connected with our guides to further hone our trip. A group of 5 women, arriving from various destinations, camping and lodges in the desert with extraordinary guides. Yes, the cliche works here...a trip of a lifetime."

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