Why You Need To Go On A Polar Bear Tour In Kaktovik

With its mountains, forests and windswept Tundra, Alaska is truly a gargantuan preserve of natural beauty and rich biodiversity. In fact, it is one of the few places on earth that is home to the true wilderness with minimal human disruption. It is also home to a relatively thriving polar bear population, a species that is otherwise deemed vulnerable due to a loss of their sea habitat as a result of climate change. Polar bears are some of the most fascinating creatures on this planet, and a trip to Alaska, more specifically Kaktovik, offers you the perfect opportunity to witness them in the wild. While these bears spend most of their life on sea ice, fall, they converge on land during fall, and Kaktovik happens to be their go-to place. If you want to get up, close and personal with these majestic animals, Kaktovik should definitely be the top of your list of places to visit.

Kaktovik is a part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Spreading over more than 19 million acres, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the finest examples of naturally functioning Arctic ecosystems. It serves as a home to hundreds of animals, including polar bears, brown bears, arctic foxes, muskoxen, and more. It is also the migration destination of hundreds of bird species. Kaktovik, which has a population of around 250 Inupiat, is the only occupied village in the Refuge. On a trip here, you might also catch a glimpse of, along with polar bears, a few other exotic arctic animals.

An authentic and rustic adventure
Unlike other places that have, in recent years, become polar bear tour hotspots, Kaktovik offers a more unique and rustic adventure. It is a small town that has none of the trappings of a commercial tourist destination. You will not find souvenir shops or overpriced cafes. But here, you will be able to not just see polar bears out and about in the wild but also experience the wonders of how people and bears manage to coexist in a harsh, isolated arctic setting.

Want to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime polar bear tour? Get in touch with us at Kaktovik Arctic Tours to learn about our polar bear tours as well as other tour services in Kaktovik. All our tours and Kaktovik tour services are customized to provide visitors with an unmatched arctic experience complete with valuable information about the region, its people, its culture, and more.