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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

New Iceland tours

A new itinerary for Iceland and its islands in summer and a brand new short winter break in "The Land of Fire and Ice" have been introduced for 2013.

So many people have got the Iceland bug - and it's hardly surprising. There are two reactions to this extraordinary country - "when can I go back?" and "what's it like in winter"? To accommodate the first bunch, we've introduced a brand new 9-night summer holiday which takes in new elements for us including Heimay in the Westman Islands. And the answer to the second question is easy: book up for our 4-night winter break and find out just how stunning it is!

by Libby 17/11/2012

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