Antarctica is the windiest, wildest and most isolated continent on Earth. It’s perhaps the most alien landscape. The landscape has no trees, barely any plants and 30 million cubic km of ice all set amongst every shade of blue imaginable.
Antarctica travel is more accessible now than ever, yet still less than 50,000 people visit each year. It’s not even somewhere people used to live.
The remoteness of the continent is evident when visiting the Antarctica on an expedition cruise. It’s a hostile environment, difficult to reach and there’s nobody around except you, your fellow passengers and your expedition crew.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have an early morning coffee on deck while your ship sits at anchor in a calm bay. The silence that engulfs the landscape as the sunrises and the night retreats is nothing short of magical.
Our Antarctica route map
This is the route we took on our expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Each blue marker represents an area we visited either by a shore landing, zodiac cruise or ship’s cruise.
Books to read before your Antarctica expedition
As the last unpopulated continent, Antarctica is the white continent and full of mystery. With tales of failed expeditions, miraculous escapades and remarkable achievements, the Antartica conjures up a vision of faraway, hostile lands.
For polar adventurers heading to the Antarctica, brushing up on the region’s history and learning a little about the wildlife too will add an even greater depth to your epic journey.