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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


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


First Landing at St Helena's New Airport

Calibration flight from Angola touches down.

Beechcraft King Air 200 Aircraft from Angola Touches Down at St Helena's New AirportHistory was made on the UK Overseas Territory of St Helena at 13.50hrs GMT on Tuesday 15 September 2015, as a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft arrived from Angola and touched down at St Helena’s new airport, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.
It was an emotional moment for the islanders as they watched and shared in history being made. For those of us who know and love the island we hope that improved accessibility will enable many more people to enjoy this amazing islands when commercial flights start in 2016.

Photo courtesy of St Helena Government.

by Libby 16/09/2015

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