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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


Flights to St Helena - The Wait Is Finally Over

Scheduled flights to St Helena from Johannesburg to commence in October 2017.

Airlink plane standing at St Helena airport with passengers disembarkingThe long-awaited airport on the island of St Helena is open with flights commencing in October 2017. The 76-seater Embraer E-190 will fly out of Johannesburg and special fares will also be available from Cape Town and the flight takes 6 hours including a re-fuelling stop at Windhoek in Namibia. Initially there will be just one flight a week – on Saturdays – but it is intended to increase this to two some time in the first 12 months of operation.

“This is an exciting development for St Helena” says Libby Weir-Breen of Island Holidays. “We’ve waited a long time and at last a number of people will be able to experience the delights of the island who were previously unable to do so because of the time commitment involved in the sea passage.”

Island Holidays is offering guided tours for small groups and can also arrange independent visits tailored to suit the requirements of the individuals concerned. “Our knowledge and experience of the island for many years makes Island Holidays the leading specialist supplier of holidays to St Helena” said Libby.

by Libby 26/09/2017

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