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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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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