ANTARCTICA | SOUTH GEORGIA ISLANDS | TIERRA DEL FUEGO | CAPE HORN | CHILEAN COAST | SUB-ANTARCTIC IS. OF NEW ZEALAND | FALKLAND ISLANDS
Antarctica is not easy to access but that is part of its appeal. Amidst such solitude, adventurous travelers will discover an ethereal landscape that lingers in the memory.
Few have ventured onto the continent, and those who do rave about the privilege of gazing upon towering mountains, hulking glaciers, and luminous, dreamlike icebergs, carved into curious shapes. Perhaps more than anywhere else, Antarctica reminds those who visit of the awesome power of nature. No two travelers will ever see the same icebergs forged in exactly the same form, such is its ephemeral and austere beauty.
The Antarctic peninsula is highly mountainous, where peaks rise dramatically from shore to grand lofty heights. This peninsular extends much further north than the rest of the continent and is characterized by a warmer climate, particularly on the western side, with above-freezing temperatures common. Temperatures reach a maximum of +5 °C to +10 °C near the coast in summer (December to February).
The light can be very strong and aggressive especially because of snow and ice refraction. But the peninsula can also experience some of the continent's most demanding and extreme weather even in summer. Depending on ice and weather conditions, our experienced expedition leader, who has made countless journeys to this area, will use his expertise to design the program for each day to ensure everyone enjoys the best of Antarctica.
Antarctica is the largest remaining wilderness on Earth, virtually untouched by human impact.