Polar Bears with Amos

Day 1: Fly into Longyearbyen, Svalbard and check in to to designated hotel

Day 2: Early morning move to “staging area.” Check all our cold weather gear. Take a fast course in snowmobile driving; pack our personal, cameras and team gear, fuel, and food on sleds. There are two main areas for shadowing and filming polar Bear. Both areas are strictly controlled, and permit required. The selection of which area will be prime for photography to be decided at the time of our arrival. Based on the selected zone of operation our accommodation will be at Russian hotel style, equal to half star (heated, no water and limited food).

Days 3–6: We shall go for 10 to 14 hours daily, in search and shadowing female with her one or two cubs. We stop on the way for quick camping style meals and hot tea, while we continue searching. We will do it few times a day till we have our moment.

Day 7: We start making our way back to Longyearbyen and return our borrowed clothing gear and snowmobile. After a good shower in hot water, we meet for farewell dinner

Day 8: Transfer according to your flight to airport for you next destination.


Photo Expedition with Amos! We go to Svalbard later in the year for two reasons. First, it increases the likelihood and frequency that we’ll encounter the polar bears, and second, it gives us more daylight and shooting time. This journey will try your patience, test your endurance, and show you a world of unmatched beauty and frozen splendor that you couldn’t possibly be prepared to understand. Join BigAnimals at the top of the world to walk in the footsteps of polar bears and experience this vast, cold, spectacular landscape for yourself.

Mar 30-Apr 7, 2024
Apr 6-14, 2024
Group size: 4
Price: please enquire