Svalbard

Svalbard in August

August Weather and WheN To Go

Daylight hours start to decline in August, but only slightly, with 19.46 hours of daylight still remaining. Therefore you still have time to make the most of your Arctic safari but you may be able to catch a sunrise or sunset too!

AS THE SUN DIPS TOWARDS THE HORIZON AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE PINK SKIES ARE A STUNNING BACKDROP FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ICY TUNDRA.

Depending on where the wind comes from changes the temperature greatly in Svalbard but the mercury in August is likely to remain on the positive side, usually standing between 2°C and 6°C. Wind chill factor can make a noticeable difference though so be sure to have a windproof jacket with you at all times. If you are prone to getting cold it is always worth taking extra layers and hand and foot warmers for while you are sitting in the Zodiacs for prolonged periods of time.

Our clients have seen up to 25 bears in a single trip when travelling with us.

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Our august svalbard trips

2018 Departures

Date   Trip Length  Price From  Ship  Max Passengers  Specialist Guide 

Jul 24 - Aug 3

11 Days £8,695 M/V Kinfish 12

Aug 2 - 12

11 Days £7,995 M/S Sjoveien
12

Aug 12 - 22

11 Days £7,695 M/S Malmo 12 TBC


2019 Departures

Date   Trip Length  Price From  Ship  Max Passengers  Specialist Guide 

Aug 8 - 18

11 Days  £8,295 M/S Sjoveien 12

Aug 10 - 20

 11 Days  £8,995 M/S Freya  16 Doug Allan
Aug 12 - 22  11 Days  £7,995
M/S Malmo  12

Aug 20 - 30  11 Days  £8,995  M/S Freya
 16 Shannon Wild and Russ MacLaughlin
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Rainfall is at its highest level in August with 30mm throughout the month. Although this does not sound like much (and it isn’t relatively speaking – Svalbard is part of the Arctic desert) slow drizzle will mean wearing your waterproof cover-up suit and taking plastic bags or casing for your camera.

Wildlife opportunities are still fantastic throughout August. Polar bears are hungry and on the lookout for food and if you’re lucky you may spot female walrus with their young at this time too.

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