Exploring the romantic Arctic Circle, here are 5 famous animals to look out for in this beautiful and remote part of the world.
1. Arctic Fox
Spotted during the summer months, Arctic Foxes can often be witnessed foraging for food in preparation for the winter ahead.
2. Humpback Whales
In this spectacular landscape, the huge Humpback Whales can be spotted as they plunge down into the depths of the ocean.
During this immense display of power, their huge black tail fins break out of the water as they dive out of sight.
3. Polar Bear
Found in the Svalbard region, Polar Bears outnumber humans in this remote part of the world.
Dotted around this pretty and vast wilderness, Polar Bears are one of the world’s most instantly recognisable animals famed for their coats that appear quite white under sunlight.
4. Svalbard Reindeer
The native reindeer species found in the region, Svalbard Reindeer numbers have been helped in recent years thanks to a number of breeding programs.
Thousands of Reindeer roam the wilderness here, often out foraging for food across the region’s diverse landscapes.
Often found relaxing on the beaches of Svalbard, Walrus in the region are the largest type of seal found in the Arctic Circle.
A major feature, Walrus tusks can grow up to an incredible metre in length!