Polar bear watching in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Everything you need to know to see the biggest carnivore on this planet. Are Polar bear tours worth it? Find out how to get the mos tout of your polar bear experience.
Svalbard is the northernmost inhabited place in the world. It is even farther than Alaska and Arctic Islands of Canada. The place is considered to be highly populated despite the climate. If not for the Gulf Stream and little warm temperature that it receives, Svalbard would be totally locked in ice and would not be habitable anymore. The overall population is about 3,000 and most of them are gathered on the cities of Longyearbyen and Barentsburg.