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.
THE BITTER WINTER WINDS START TO CALM BETWEEN JUNE AND AUGUST MAKING THE COLD TEMPERATURES MORE BEARABLE.
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.