Long known as the last frontier on Earth, Antarctica has many accolades. It’s the driest, coldest and windiest continent, it has no native population, nor countries within it, and it’s home to an astounding 90% of the world’s ice. Fascinatingly, its landscape is also dotted with dozens of volcanic peaks – some of which are still active. Antarctica is wilderness at its most raw and beautiful and today, it’s more accessible than ever.
Navigate the Drake Passage, spot penguins, and follow in the footsteps of the world’s great explorers as you journey across glaciers and ice sheets. The great white continent is a land of wonder and unlike anywhere else on the planet. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Antarctica.
From penguins to whales and birds, wildlife are the star attractions on an Antarctic adventure An expedition to the Antarctic is a once in a lifetime journey. Traversing the mighty Drake Passage, circling the Antarctic Peninsula, watching icebergs drift by in the southern ocean and stepping onto the icy continent for t...Read more
Exhausted, cold, beaten. Expeditions aren't for the faint-hearted and these first explorers will not be forgotten At the turn of the 20th century, during an era of exploration and adventure, expeditions were sent to the most remote corners of the earth to discover places where man had never walked. The race was on to g...Read more
It may be a frozen desert but there’s still a whole lot of wildlife in Antarctica Here, 12 Antarctica residents you're most likely to encounter on your icy adventures. PENGUINS Six out of 17 species of penguin can be seen waddling, swimming, nesting or just playing on any trip to Antarctica. Chinstrap penguins One of t...Read more
The frozen continent is the most remote corner of earth. We speak to one of the only people on earth who has spent two years living at the South Pole Just a century ago, man first set foot on this frozen land. This dry, cold desert supports no mammals or plant life, and only a couple of hardy grasses manage to survive...Read more
Hurtigruten’s new addition is a world leader in innovation and environmentally-conscious expedition cruising Exploring the Antarctic is a dream come true for many, and with the remote continent becoming more accessible every year, it’s no longer a choice of "how do I get there?" But rather, "which option do I choose?"...Read more
Shore excursions are the highlights of any expedition cruise - here's what you need to know For most, travelling to Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. The frozen continent is home to extraordinary wildlife, a baffling landscape and 90% of the world’s ice. It’s also one of the most remote places in the world, m...Read more
From temperature to sights and safety, we answer the most commonly asked questions It’s hard to believe that wild and untamed frontiers still exist today, but that’s exactly what Antarctica is. Nature at its most raw and unfiltered; where penguins, seals, whales and birds roam the icy land unencumbered. The only place...Read more
Antarctica is one of the most pristine pieces of wilderness on the planet. But, when is the best time to go? Antarctica is like another world. In this far southern continent, Mother Nature rules; cross the Drake Passage and you’ll enter the domain of natural wonder at its finest. Here, wildlife from penguins to whales...Read more
Before travelling to the icy continent, its sights and fascinating history are best explored through screen and literature As the most remote destination on earth visited by a few thousand every season (November to March), it’s no surprise that Antarctica is shrouded in mystery. If you’re considering a trip to the migh...Read more