The island offers guests a wealth of opportunities, no matter the season, but summer is where we have chosen to focus.
The landscape and wilderness here may attract adventurers, but the island is still wonderfully accessible for those who wish for a more relaxed pace but would still like to experience an Arctic island.
The beauty of a summer holiday in Spitsbergen is that, not only do you explore on land, but you also take to the seas and can witness a different perspective.
Our Summer in Spitsbergen holiday lets you enjoy the 24-hour daylight whilst visiting glaciers, dog sledding using a wheeled sled, and enjoying boat trips to explore the fjords and inlets on the island’s coast. You’ll also get a real insight into the region’s heritage during visits to Soviet-era bases and mining settlements which are all part of the island’s rich historical tapestry.
The temperatures in Spitsbergen are rarely described as warm, even in summer, but the summer average of around 5-9 degrees Celsius is positively balmy in comparison the -15-17 degrees Celsius in the winter months. It means that you can really start to explore and enjoy this spectacular landscape and see it at it’s very best.