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Island Holidays
Established 1987

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


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

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


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.

The former is Iceland but it’s not a birding holiday. Haven’t actually come up with a title to beat "Fun Discovery" The itinerary includes things like going to the shore to collect mussels for supper at a super farm, learning about the different gaits of Icelandic horses, hiking on a glacier (crampons provided), visiting dramatic waterfalls and geysers and a tasting of Icelandic cheeses. Full details will be on the website shortly (by which I mean probably after I get back from The Azores in mid-September).

The re-run is our holiday to Northumbria which we took a break from for a few years. I saw the leader, Adrian Pitches, at the British Birdwatching Fair and we agreed it would be fun to reinstate it. The itinerary takes us all around this fabulous area, including a trip to the renowned Farne Islands where Puffins and Arctic Terns are the stars of a celebrity-packed show. We’ll also be hoping to see Red Squirrels which are always a delight, so much more attractive than their grey cousins.

by Libby 05/09/2014

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