The voyages in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) are organized in the Northern Hemisphere summer. During this period, the sun shines 24 hours a day. Temperatures vary between 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) from June to September.
In Antarctica the temperatures exceed 0°C (32°F) for one to two months in summer and are generally between -2°C to +5 °C (28°F to 41°F). Precipitation is 35 cm (14 inches) or less with occasional rain. The climate on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula is generally much colder due to the extensive pack ice of the Weddell Sea. Water temperature on dives on either hemisphere is around 0°C (32°F).