The remarkable frozen continent of Antarctica is almost twice the size of Australia and offers a bucket list destination of great beauty and wonder. It’s a magical and mystical world of giant icebergs and incredible wildlife – a travel destination where seeing really is believing.
Antarctica has no permanent residents but it does have several thousand people living and working at the various scientific research stations. As well as being the most incredible natural laboratory we have on this planet, the Antarctic attracts around 30,000 tourists each year all hoping to gain a better understanding of one of the most remote landscapes on earth.
4 Reasons Why Antarctica is Well Worth Adding to Your Bucket List
- Awesome Wildlife
Discover the unique wildlife in Antarctica, where you’ll never be far away from a penguin. Add to this seals, endless birds, nesting cormorants as well as whales – all who have amazingly adapted to the Antarctic living conditions.
- Beautiful Icebergs and Glaciers
Antarctica is full of icebergs and glaciers providing the most stunning and dramatic scenery. Plenty of them give off the most amazing blue hue in the water which is just mesmerising to look at.
- Iceberg Cruising on the Zodiacs
Zodiac trips take you to some of the smaller, shallower areas that larger cruise ships can’t reach. Get up close to 400 year old gleaming icebergs as you explore the harbour.
- The Drake Passage
The Drake Passage has been described as one of the most unforgettable sea crossings in the world. It might be one of the roughest stretches of water you’re likely to encounter in your lifetime but this crossing (affectionately known as Drake Shake) but it will also be the most memorable.
When To Go To Antarctica
November to March is known as the short expedition and the time to visit Antarctica. November is when the courting season begins for penguins and seabirds. Temperatures begin to warm up in December and it’s the most popular month to visit – so book early! January is a great month to see penguin chicks and seal pups, experience longer days and wonderful midnight photo opportunities. While February is a great month to spot whales plus you might have a small window of opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle.
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