Where to go in Antarctica

Where to go

Antarctica

Do you dream of visiting a place where only a handful of people before you have been?

King Penguins
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A white wilderness at the end of the world, a visit to Antarctica is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences which only a lucky few actually get the chance to do. No longer a place solely visited by scientists and researchers, Antarctica can now be reached on luxury expedition cruises which allow those on board to see and experience this stunning region for themselves. In this section and the links below we have run through where to go in Antarctica to see the most.

Antarctica is a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers, although it is true to say that you don't have to be either of these two things to be swept away by the stunning beauty of this region.

A nesting and breeding site for an incredible array of wildlife including penguins, seals and whales and seabirds, such as albatrosses, petrels and fernals, a luxury expedition cruise offers the unique opportunity of seeing these animals in their natural environment. As if this wasn't enough, those who go to Antarctica cannot fail to be amazed by its awe-astounding icebergs and glaciers and jaw-droppingly beautiful skies at sunset and sunrise.

Expedition cruising has come a long way in the last decades and this once practically unreachable destination is becoming more and more accessible. With the introduction of luxury fly and cruise itineraries, visiting Antarctica no longer requires uncomfortable weeks at sea and can easily be combined with one of our itineraries in Argentina or Chile.

Different cruise itineraries offer different routes through Antarctica so it is worth reading a little about each area to decide which one is right for you.

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    At a glance…Antarctica

  • Size: 11.9m sq km
  • Location: Reached from the southernmost cities of Chile and Argentina
  • Recommended time: 6 to 12 nights
  • Time to visit: October to March
  • Go here for: Wildlife, photography and adventure
  • Further reading...

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  • › Itinerary Finder
  • › A Guide to Antarctica
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