Perhaps the most iconic Arctic animal - and the world's largest carnivore
Our Expert Says… "A bear encounter is a real highlight for any Arctic cruise. If you want to see polar bears it's vital that you bring binoculars with you - although we hope for close encounters, we don't always get as near as we would like. My favorite fact about polar bears is that their fur isn't white - it's actually transparent! It's the structure of the hair that gives it the white appearance."
Polar bears need little introduction for most people! These remarkable predators are not only the largest bears in the world but also its largest predatory carnivore.
Pictures of Polar Bear
Our trips to spot the Polar Bear