“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
In the words of Jon Krakauer, “I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world.” Antarctica is the world’s most remote continent. It’s also the southernmost continent and home to the South Pole. Although it’s the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on earth, its natural beauty attracts adventure travelers from around the world. Get an up close view of its massive glaciers and magnificent icebergs. Antarctica’s rich wildlife includes millions of penguins, whales, leopard seals and sea birds. The area is home to eight species of penguins – Emperors, Adelies, Chinstraps, Gentoos, Macaronis, Magellanics, Rockhoppers, and Kings. Note: Contrary to popular belief, there are no polar bears living in Antarctica. They can be found further north in the Arctic near the North Pole.
Fun Things To Do in Antarctica
Plan an adventurous Expedition Cruise. Meet the penguins and enjoy whale-watching and bird-watching. Take a Polar plunge and experience the breathtaking sights of Antarctica. See Drake Passage, named after explorer Sir Francis Drake. It’s one of the world’s most infamous water channels. Other sights include Deception Island, Port Lockroy, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, and the South Shetland Islands.
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The Best Time To Visit Antarctica
The best time to visit Antarctica is during its Summer season, from November to March. That’s when Antarctica’s wildlife is at its busiest. And you can enjoy up to 24 hours of daylight.