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The Polar Regions

Whether in Antarctica or the Arctic, expedition voyages take you to remote, unspoilt places with amazing scenery, wildlife and history. Island Holidays offers both land-based holidays and expedition cruises. View our Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises

Zodiac cruising Wandering Albatross Antarctic birdwatching Tasiilaq, East Greenland Little Auks S/v Rembrandt van Rijn Walrus spotting by zodiac

South Atlantic Islands

We're talking about some of the most remote places on Earth – St Helena (to which we offer both fully guided tours and independent travel), the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha to name but a few. View our South Atlantic Islands cruise holidays

Rockhopper penguin, Tristan da Cunha Green turtle, Ascension Island King penguins on the Falklands Approaching Tristan da Cunha Departing from Cape Town on board RMS St Helena Pan-tropical Spotted dolphin Jacob's Ladder, St Helena

Featured Favourites

Over many years Island Holidays has been offering fantastic birding, wildlife and history themed holidays, some of which have stood out as being really very special. Some are close to home, some far-flung, all of them favourite! View our favourite guided holiday destinations

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Faroese sheep Island hopping in the Scilly Isles Lion Rock, Sri Lanka Northern Lights, Iceland Puffin on Fair Isle


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St Helena Airport Delay

The opening of the new St Helena Airport has been delayed from February to May 2016.

by Libby 19/11/2015

First Landing at St Helena's New Airport

Calibration flight from Angola touches down.

by Libby 16/09/2015

Final Voyages of the Royal Mail Ship

A new airport opening on St Helena will see the end of an era with the Royal Mail Ship being withdrawn from service in 2016.

by Libby 23/06/2015

Price Cuts

Great news! With the strength of sterling against the euro we have been able to cut the prices of our Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises, saving you anything from £100 to £1,000!

by Libby 03/03/2015

Galapagos - We Decided to Return

We found the right partner to operate in Galapagos!

by Libby 12/02/2015

20% Reduction on Spitsbergen Cruise

Do your bit for the Arctic environment and earn yourself a reduced cabin rate by helping clean up the shores of Spitsbergen in August 2015.

by Libby 07/10/2014

Watch This Space…

We’re currently working on two tours, one of which is a new approach to a regular destination and the other a re-run of what was a hugely popular holiday.

by Libby 05/09/2014

Crete Rediscovered

Island Holidays re-introduces Crete to its 'Featured Favourite' destinations

by Libby 10/07/2014

First for St Helena for 500 years

Pallid Harrier spotted on South Atlantic island

by Libby 24/04/2014

Orkney 2014

Second departure available.

by Libby 20/03/2014

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