This vast uninhabited wilderness invites travellers to explore its unique untouched landscape.
The sheer size and scale of Antarctica will take your breath away. Few are lucky enough to travel to this remote wilderness, but those that do leave with a renewed appreciation for Mother Nature.
The easiest way to access Antarctica is by taking an expedition ship from Ushuaia, Argentina. It’s then a two-day sailing to reach the shores of the aptly named ‘White Continent’.
The summer season from November to March provides the best conditions to visit, wildlife is at its most active and the days are longest.
Antarctica covers an area of approximately 14 million square kilometres and 99% of it is covered by ice.
Antarctica is home to a rich population of wildlife including penguins, seals, orcas, albatross and humpback whale.
There are a number of itinerary options to choose from when planning your Antarctica adventure. Our experts will help tailor-make your perfect trip.
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Classic Antarctica with Swan Hellenic
10 Day Antarctica Expedition Cruise onboard SH Minerva
Itinerary: Ushuaia | At Sea | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland Islands | At Sea | Ushuaia
Oceanview Stateroom from £8,456pp
- Regional flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, transfers, one pre-night accommodation, onboard accommodation
- All meals onboard, selected drinks available all day
- Lecture programmes and selected expeditions
- Standard WiFi and onboard gratuities
Valid for departures 22 November 2022
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Silversea’s ten small ultra-luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most feature private verandas.
Swan Hellenic returns. Relaunched, September 2020 to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook aimed at providing guests the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’.
An integral part of Norwegian life since 1893. Still used as a means of transport for locals, Hurtigruten also welcomes travellers who are after a different kind of cruise. Sailing daily from Bergen up through the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes and back, their fleet of modestly-sized ships are capable of getting much closer to the coastline.
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