If you are stuck for gift ideas this year and don’t think Dad is in need of any more fattening chocolates, comedy socks or useless tools then it’s time to push the boat out and treat your Dad to something a little more original. Even the most difficult-to-buy-for Dad will have his travel appetite whetted by the following Father’s Day getaways, whether you want to incorporate 17th June or go for a break later in the year.

Spitsbergen Snowshoeing – Explore further the land of the midnight sun (almost 24 hours daylight) by discovering remote alcoves and hidden valleys on snowshoes with your dad, the ultimate Dad and son or daughter adventure. Visit new places that have often been inaccessible on previous expeditions. No special experience is required and expert guides are on hand to help. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided by Quark Expeditions. Head for the Virgin ice

Departing on the 9th – 19th June 2012, prices start for 10 days (9 nights) on board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, from £1,870 per adult, (was £3,740) save 50% based on twin occupancy. This includes three meals a day, snow shoeing treks if required, presentations by the expedition team, a fabulous photographic journal on DVD, documenting the trip as well as daily zodiac landings. Optional add-ons are available include Arctic kayaking. Flights are additional and are available from available from London Heathrow with SAS to Oslo then onto Longyearbyen at £494 per person. For further information please visit

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