The iconic white-feathered owl found in the arctic - and Hogwarts!
Our Expert Says… "You don't see Snowy Owls on Svalbard trips because there are no lemmings here. Snowy Owls are so specialized in hunting the creatures that you don't find them anywhere there isn't a lemming population. The best encounters are to be had when exploring Greenland."
The snowy owl is the iconic owl species of the Arctic region. Sometimes called the polar owl or Arctic own, the snowy owl is one of the only true owls with mainly white plumage and is one of the world’s largest owls. Females are larger than males and can weigh over 2.2kg (5lb), stand up to 71cm (28”) tall, and have wingspans of over 1.5m (5ft).
Pictures of Snowy Owl
Our trips to spot the Snowy Owl