Arctic Air Expeditions by Alaska ATV Adventures
One-of-a-kind tours, close-up views of polar bear! The mystic beauty and magic of the Alaskan high arctic polar region, cannot be fully captured in words or on film. It must be explored in person. From as far back as the village elders can remember, legends are told that when the polar bear arrive, the Eskimo hunters will have good luck and catch a whale. Whaling starts in early September with the polar bear making the 150 mile swim from the ice pack to the mainland around that time. The villagers use the whale meat and blubber for subsistence and share the rest with the bears. In several locations we have seen as many as 20 bears at a time. A few bears stay year round but the highest concentrations are in October and November.