Svalbard

Svalbard in June

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.  

Our clients have seen up to 37 bears in a single trip when travelling with us.

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Trip Details

Small Group Trip

Our Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer trip is a small group wildlife expedition. The M/S Freya and M/V Kinfish are small, intimate ships perfect for exploring the icy shores of the Svalbard Archipelago, ensuring your proximity to wildlife-rich areas of interest. Carrying between 12 and 16 passengers, they create 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/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 2018 | August 12-22

M/V Kinfish Trip Log 2018 | May 27-04 June

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

Dates and prices

2019 Departures

Date   Trip Length  Price From  Ship  Max Passengers  Specialist Guide 
April 25 - May 3
9 Days  £9,495 M/S Freya 16 David Yarrow
May 7 - 17
11 Days  £9,495 M/V Kinfish
12 Chase Teron

May 17 - 25

9 Days  £7,195 M/V Kinfish
12
May 25 - Jun 4 11 Days  £9,495 M/V Kinfish
12 Steve Winter

Jun 4 - 14

11 Days  £8,395 M/V Kinfish
12

Jun 14 - 24

11 Days  £8,395 M/V Kinfish
12

Jun 24 - Jul 4

11 Days  £8,395 M/V Kinfish
12

Jul 4 - 14

11 Days  £8,395 M/V Kinfish
12

Jul 14 - 24

11 Days  £8,395 M/V Kinfish
12

Aug 10 - 20

11 Days  £8,995 M/S Freya 16 Kate Humble
Aug 20 - 30 11 Days  £8,995 M/S Freya
16 Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk

Last-Minute Discounts

If you book yourself a place on select 2019 Svalbard departures before March 31st 2019, you will receive £1,000 ($1,275) off our listed trip price!

2020 Departures

Date  Trip Length Price From Ship Max Passengers Specialist Guide
Apr 24 - May 4
11 Days £9,495 M/V Kinfish 12 TBC
May 4 - 12
9 Days £8,495 M/V Kinfish 12 TBC
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 TBC
Jun 11 - 20
10 Days £7,895 M/V Kinfish 12
Jun 20 - 30
11 Days £8,295 M/V Kinfish 12
Jun 30 - Jul 10
11 Days £8,295 M/V Kinfish 12
Jul 10 - 20
11 Days £9,495 M/V Kinfish 12 TBC
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 TBC
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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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