Svalbard in June

Positive temperatures and midnight sun make for a unique Svalbard expedition and ice starts to break up allowing access. Find out more.

June Weather and WheN To Go

As June arrives, Svalbard is well and truly into the ‘polar day’ season with 24 hours of daylight and of course the midnight sun. Temperatures start to tip over 0°C (generally ranging between -1°C and 3°C). There is still relatively low rainfall with only around 18mm throughout the month which is good news for exploring both aboard your expedition ship and on land. Svalbard is in fact part of the Arctic desert as it receives so little rainfall year round.

Expeditions will, of course, depend on weather, ice and wildlife movements so it is important to be flexible, but this is all part of the fun! We will try to put you in the right place at the right time to get the best wildlife sightings. It is possible to see walrus, seals and plenty of birdlife in June including fulmars, kittiwakes and common eiders.  


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Trip Details

Small Group Trip

Our Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer trip is a small group wildlife expedition. The M/V Kinfish is a small, intimate ship perfect for exploring the icy shores of the Svalbard Archipelago, ensuring your proximity to wildlife-rich areas of interest. Carrying 12 passengers, it creates unique and enchanting wildlife experiences with unrivalled up-close encounters of Arctic wildlife, including the mighty polar bear.

Trip Logs

To download trip logs from previous departures, please click the following links:

M/V Kinfish Trip Log 2019 | April 25-03 May  
M/V Kinfish Trip Log 2018 | May 27-04 June

M/S Freya Trip Log 2016 | July 5-15
M/S Freya Trip Log 2016 | August 2-12  
M/S Freya Trip Log 2017 | June 19-29
M/S Freya Trip Log 2018 | June 14-24
M/S Freya Trip Log 2018 | July 03-13

M/S Malmo Trip Log 2016 | July 15-24   
M/S Malmo Trip Log 2017 | June 3 -11 
M/S Malmo Trip Log 2017 | August 22-01 September
M/S Malmo Trip Log 2018 | August 12-22

M/S Sjoveien Trip Log 2017 | August 4-14

Dates and prices

2020 Departures

Date  Trip Length Price From Ship Max Passengers Specialist Guide
Apr 24 - May 4 11 Days £9,495 M/V Kinfish 12 Chris Michel
May 4 - 12 9 Days SOLD OUT M/V Kinfish 12 Martin Hartley
May 12 - 20 9 Days £7,195 M/V Kinfish 12  
May 20 - 28 9 Days £7,195 M/V Kinfish 12  
May 28 - Jun 5 9 Days £8,495 M/V Kinfish 12 Andy Mann
Jun 11 - 20 10 Days £7,895 M/V Kinfish 12  
Jun 20 - 30 11 Days £9,495 M/V Kinfish 12 Andrew James
Jun 30 - Jul 10 11 Days £8,295 M/V Kinfish 12  
Jul 10 - 20 11 Days SOLD OUT M/V Kinfish 12  
Jul 20 - 30 11 Days £8,295 M/V Kinfish 12  
Jul 30 - Aug 8 10 Days £7,895 M/V Kinfish 12  
Aug 8 - 18 11 Days £9,495 M/V Kinfish 12 Chase Teron
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Flora will be in full bloom during this month so when you venture on-land you will be able to discover a variety of flowers and plants including the stunning Svalbard poppy.

The sunnier it is the more likely seals are to be relaxing on the ice floes and taking in the rays. The more seals there are around the more likely it is to see polar bears on the prowl. However, with the majority of polar bear hunts being unsuccessful you will be extremely lucky to see a catch in action!


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