5 Reasons to Visit The Arctic in May

  1. By late spring The Arctic is opening up and purple saxifrage can be seen starting to bloom
  2. Puffins, Brünichs and Common Guillemots and other migratory birds return to The Arctic to nest
  3. Expedition ships arrive in Spitsbergen for the summer via Iceland and Norway
  4. Warmer weather and more sunny days makes May a favourite time for dog sledding and snowmobiling
  5. Experience the spring ice floe edge with chances to see narwhals, polar bears and icebergs

Arctic Travel - May

Arctic Cruises 2023

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