Photo of Exit Glacier in Alaska on Gondwana Ecotour's Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure.

Top 10 Facts About Alaska’s Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park is not the largest nor the oldest glacier in Alaska, but it’s arguably one of the most famous. The landscape is captivating and it has become a symbol of the environmental impact of climate change. It’s also an important and favorite stop on our Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure tour. Which is why we’d …

Grizzly Bear catching salmon in Brooks River Alaska on Gondwana Ecotours' Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure tour!

Brooks Falls Live Grizzly Bear Cam In Katmai National Park

Calling all wildlife lovers! Did you know that you can watch one of North America’s largest predators in action online anytime you want? The grizzly bears of Katmai National Park, known for their incredible size and insatiable appetite, can be viewed 24/7 on a live bear cam overlooking Brooks Falls. The falls are a favorite spot for wildlife viewing in …

Photo of the Northern Lights during a full moon on Gondwana Ecotour's Northern Lights Adventure!

Can You Still See the Northern Lights During a Full Moon?

The Northern Lights is one of the most stunning sights of the natural world. Unfortunately, planning a trip to see it isn’t always easy. Not only do you have to make the trek up north to Alaska or Canada but once you get there, you still might not see them due to a lack of solar activity or inclement weather. …

Close up of a polar bear in Alaska on Gondwana's Polar Bear Adventure tour.

Gondwana’s Polar Bear Adventure Listed in The Good Travel Guide!

Great News! Gondwana Ecotours has received international recognition for its commitment to ethical travel. Our Polar Bear Adventure was featured in New Zealand’s Good Travel Guide 2020! Every year, a list of destinations, hotels, and tour companies, who practice the principles of ethical travel, is compiled by Good magazine—a publication created for “…conscious-living people who love life, style and the …

A photo of the Northern Lights above the Arctic on Gondwana Ecotour's Polar Bear Adventure.

Our Polar Bear Adventure is Listed as One of the Best Places to Travel in 2020!

It’s a new year and time for a new adventure! Where will you go? Las Vegas? Hawaii? How about something a little different? Gondwana’s Polar Bear Adventure has just been mentioned on Smarter Travel’s list of “The 12 Best Places to Travel in 2020”! Among the many exciting destinations on this list, there is only one whose existence is under …

Two polar bears walking on ice in Alaska

 “The True Arctic: Exploring Northernmost Alaska”—New Press From The National

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit northern Alaska and see polar bears in their natural habitat? Jamie Lafferty from The National has written up a wonderful first-hand account of his experience on our Polar Bear Adventure! From his first glimpse of the city of Fairbanks to his encounters with polar bears in the wild, he describes his entire …

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New Press! Gondwana Buys Alaska’s Grizzly Lodge!

Exciting news, we did a thing! As featured in Alaska Business magazine, Gondwana Ecotours is proud to announce the purchase of Alaska’s 8,600-square-foot Grizzly Lodge. Located just outside of the city of Fairbanks the lodge has long been a home base for our Northern Lights Adventure. It’s the ideal location for seeing the Northern Lights, and it’s comfortable rooms and …

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo: Paxson Woelber, Cinders to Sea

Hiking in The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Photo credit: Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Photo: Paxson Woelber, Cinders to Sea Most travelers journey to Katmai National Park to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears gorging themselves on river salmon, but few stop to explore one of the more unique sites in Alaska, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Created in 1912 by an enormous volcanic blast, the …

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Reviews From Our Northern Lights Adventure Tour!

Since 2013 Gondwana Ecotours has hosted over 98 tours and traveled over 100,000 miles. It’s been an amazing journey, filled with fantastic people and fulfilling adventures! We’ve come a long way from where we started so we wanted to take a look at the great reviews and highlights from one of our longest-running tours—the Northern Lights Adventure. The Story Behind …

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“Make Friends with a Polar Bear”—Press from the L.A. Times

Calling all animal lovers! Gondwana Ecotours is offering adventurous travelers the opportunity to see Northern Alaska’s wildlife up close. For most people, visiting a polar bear, a seal, or an Arctic fox would mean taking a trip to the local zoo, where you might be able to catch a glimpse of these creatures lounging in man-made enclosures. While the zoo …