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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

St Helena airport confirmed

The remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic is finally going to get its airport.

The threatened (?) airport for St Helena looks like it will become a realilty, according to a recent announcement in the House of Commons.  In his statement, the Minister said that it would mean an increase in tourists from 900 a year to 30,000 which makes me shudder a bit. But the good news is that there'll be plenty of time to get there before it changes for ever. We're offering a St Helena guided tour in February - still a few places left - and also in October, details of which will be on this site very soon. Alternatively we can arrange independent travel for you on board the wonderful Royal Mail Ship, in herself an institution with accommodation on the island for 8 nights.

Don't wait too long if you want to experience the island as it has been for so many years.

by Libby 04/11/2011

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