Wildlife holidays

The vast expanses of Canada and Scandinavia's wilderness welcome an abundance of wildlife - some are visitors while others call these landscapes home. Witness a bear crack through the woods, an orca perform breach the surface of the sea or an eagle circle the air above. Our wildlife holidays are designed to give you the best chance possible to witness some of nature's spectacular species in the northern climes of planet earth.


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Humpbacks, orcas, belugas and minke whales feel at home in the nutrious Arctic waters surrounding the coasts of Norway, Iceland and Canada. To experience the playful giants of the sea travellers can join various expeditions including cruises, boat tours or even sea kayaking expeditions. 



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Humpbacks, orcas and beluga whales the most commonly found whales in the cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Despite their size the gentle giants know how to gracefully bask in the waters and occasionally fool around, too. The naturally curious whales often tend to lounge within close proximity to the whale watching boats. 

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Cruise the fjords around Tromso

3 nights

Join a multi-day expedition taking you along Tromso's impressive shoreline. Following the movement patterns of the humpbacks and orcas roaming the fjords you are almost guarenteed to see the gentle giants of the sea. 



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Whale watching on Senja Island

3 nights

Combine a cosy cabin stay on the Vestaralan islands in Northern Norway with a whale watching adventure. Join a whale watching to tour to maximise your chances of spotting the group of orcas basking in the Arctic waters outside your cabin. 



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Bones Bay Lodge in BC

3 nights

The wilderness lodge sits deep within the fjords shaping the coastline of British Columbia. In the deep waters humpacks, orcas and minke whales feed from the nutrious waters. Lucky guests might even spot one of the whales plunge into the water from one of the rooms. 

 



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BEAR WATCHING 
Especially when it comes to bear watching thinking about hibernation patterns is crucial to the success of your mission. Normally bears hibernate from the end of November till March. During late spring the Mother Bear ventures through the forests with some playful cubs in tow. In late autumn brown bears move to the rivers and streams. Be prepared to witness the bears mouth-feeding themselves on the spawning salmon. 


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Explore holidays in polar bear territory

Watching the perhaps most elusive and definitely most powerful bear on the planet is a once in a lifetime experience. The mighty polar bear tends to hunt for its prey on the ice sheet of the Arctic Ocean. It can therefore only be seen at certain times of the year. The best chances of seeing the bear is during the summer months. 

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  • Experience the midnight sun
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Circumvent Svalbard

9 nights

Around 2650 polar bears roam in the Barents Sea area surrounding Svalbard. Though chances to see the elusive animal are relatively slim this trip offers perhaps the best chances to see the bears in their natural habitat.

 



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Travel to Polar bear capital

6 nights

The town of Churchill in Manitoba Canada is famous for one thing: its polar bear population. Being nestled at the shores of Hudson Bay sees a great number of bears roam the surrounding tundra. Join a guided expedition for this once in a lifetime experience. 



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Explore the coasts of Labrador

7 nights

Explore the wild home of the polar bear on this once in a lifetime holiday taking you to the Torngat Mountains National Park. Guided by Inuit bear researcher you can learn about the culture and nature of this truly wild place in the North of Labrador. 



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Our travel tip

Polar bear sightings during winter

The only exception: In the month of November the small Arctic town of Churchill in Manitoba turns into a polar bear metropolis. Each year the town, which is nestled at the southern shores of Hudson Bay sees great numbers of polar bears gather at the shores waiting for ‘The Big Freeze’. There usually is a two week window where chances of seeing the bears rolling around in the tundra are reasonably high. Once the ice has arrived the bears hunt disappear on the ice floats.  

 

Bird watching holidays

Ornithologists and hobby bird watcher will find a wide array of migratory and resident birds nesting in the coastal regions of Iceland, Newfoundland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Norway. Watch flocks of birds glide along Newfoundland's windly coast or the comical puffin skillfully fish for herring in Iceland. Other commonly spotted birds in the Nordic countries and Canada include the cormorants and kittiwakes and sea eagles 

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Faroese wildlife

4 nights

Huddled safely behind the rocky ledges of the iconic Faroese steep coast puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes nest, rest and raise their offspring. For birdwatchers a self-drive holiday provides a great opportunity to watch the diverse birldlife this green the North Atlantic island group has on offer.  

 



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TEN-EE-AH LODGE in BC

3 nights

Far off the nearest road lies the Ten-Ee-Ah Lodge whose grand lake offers access to untouched wilderness. Paddle through the water of the lake for close-up encounters with a wide array of Canadian birdlife.  



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Grano Beckasin Sweden

4 nights

Grano Beckasin is a an eco-lodge designed with nature in mind. The treehouse-style accommodationand bird watching facilities make this lodge a prime destination for ornithologists who like to experience Sweden's birdlife first-hand. 



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Wolf watching holidays

Encounter Europe's most elusive hunter

The Finnish Taiga located near the Russian border hosts some of Finland’s most elusive animals-the wolf. Different breeds of wolves and quietly prowl through the grassy landscape during dusk and dawn. Few are lucky to spot the shy predator through the lenses of their binoculars'  In specialised wilderness lodges you will be able to observe the animals travelling alone or in packs. Perhaps you might even wake up to the howling of the wolves-an experience even seasoned wildlife explorers will remember for a long time. 



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