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Visiting the Arctic in August

August offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness Arctic wildlife, enjoy outdoor activities, experience the culture of the region, and witness the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.

5 Reasons to Visit Antarctica in Month

1. Weather

August is a relatively milder month, with the temperatures ranging from 0 to 12 degrees Celsius (32 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit). The sea ice coverage typically starts to recede during this month, which enables tourists to navigate the Arctic waters more easily.

2. Wildlife

August is one of the best months to see a wide variety of Arctic wildlife, including whales, walrus, seals, and numerous bird species. Many animals are still active and can be spotted in their natural habitats. Moreover, it is the perfect time to witness the annual caribou migration in Northern Canada!

3. Activities

With milder temperatures and extended daylight hours, August is a perfect time for outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing, and camping. 

4. Culture

Many Arctic communities celebrate cultural festivals and events during August, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the traditional Inuit culture, music, and dance.

5. Northern Lights

Although the midnight sun is over by August, the dark nights make it a prime time to witness the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Arctic regions, especially Greenland!

See the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) during August


Arctic Cruises in August

23 Days Extended Around Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland – Aurora Borealis

Edge the pack ice of the planet’s most stunning polar bear habitat, then head to scenic northeast Greenland for views of the magical northern lights.
$ 9,900

North Spitsbergen – Kvitoya – Farthest North

Join our expedition to the north of Svalbard to take in the lovely landscapes and wonderful wildlife. We will attempt to land on Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population.
$ 4,600

Spitsbergen – Northeast Greenland – Aurora Borealis

A voyage starting in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) sailing into Raudfjord and Moffen Island on the North coast of West Spitsbergen, then sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland to end in Iceland.
$ 7,000

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