Arctic wildlife viewing brings a host of pleasures

As much as we would like to talk about the highlights of Arctic wildlife viewing here at WILDFOOT, the truth is that it would be extremely difficult to pick any out, such is the astonishing breadth and depth of animal life in this most spectacular and remote part of the world.

What we can do, however, is give a bit of an insight into the kinds of species that you may encounter when you take advantage of any of our packages.

From herbivores like the lemming, caribou, muskox and Arctic hare, through to predators such as the mighty polar bear, Arctic fox, wolf and a wealth of other land and marine animals, there are so many species here to stimulate the first-time visitor as well as the most seasoned Arctic veterans.

All manner of Arctic birds

Where could we start with any discussion of the birds that make the Arctic their habitat? Any complete list would also be a seriously long one, although if there is a particular species that you would like to see, we can advise you on the best season and location.

Nonetheless, those embarking on a European or Canadian Arctic expedition may just see any bird from the ivory gull, little auk, Black Guillemot and Barn Swallow to the Long-tailed Duck, sea eagles and skuas.

Alongside the rich variety of birdlife that the main Arctic region can offer, those who venture into the Russian Far East coastal region are able to spot such rare species as the Stellar’s sea eagle, gyr falcon and spoon-billed sandpiper.

Get up close and personal with whales

An Arctic holiday package is never just one for bird-spotting, however, also being the perfect excuse for a bit of whale watching – a truly unique experience that can get you up close and personal with some of the most jaw-dropping marine species on earth.

Whether you are hoping to catch a sight of a humpback whale, a minke, a rare white beluga, an orca (killer whale) or even the largest mammal in the world, the majestic blue whale itself, you will have ample opportunity to do so on one of our Arctic wildlife viewing packages.

Don’t be reduced to experiencing Arctic wildlife through your computer screen – book one of our breaks that give you the perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all of these animals in astonishing flesh and blood.