One of the world's largest hares - and one of the fastest!
Our Expert Says… "There's more to the Arctic Hare than meets the eye. The first thing that surprises most people is that they can run at more than 40 mph when they need to. The next surprise is that they can swim! Finally, they will often stand up on their long hind legs to get a better view, but can also hop along like this at great speed. An amazing sight!"
The Arctic hare is an iconic species that specializes in living in the icy conditions of the Arctic tundra. Found in Greenland, Northern Canada, and the Canadian Arctic islands, the Arctic Hare is one of the largest hare species in the world.
Pictures of Arctic Hare
Our trips to spot the Arctic Hare