We had booked the Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2012 tour. The Great Ice Bear Adventure combines 4 days at the Dymond Lake lodge with a day out on the Tundra Buggies. We were the first group to stay in the new building right by the frozen lake. Another new item was the fence around the camp which gives visitors more freedom to walk around in the compound. The hikes were awesome, there was a new piece of truly amazing arctic wonderland every day and the cloudless blue sky was a bonus. At the lodge we only saw one bear, but he was with us for the whole time of the stay. The guides took good care of us out "in the field" when the bear sometimes got almost too close. It was a really breathtaking experience to step off the small aircraft in one moment and to be about 10 meters away from a big polar bear in the next. The team at the lodge was superb and the food was lovely. The Tundra Buggy Tour completed our stay. We saw a lot of bears on that day. The Great Ice Bear Adventure is a fairly expensive tour, but every moment of it was well worth the money.