Antarctica is known as the frozen wilderness due to the fact that the conditions there are so extreme that the place has no permanent human inhabitants. However, even though it is very expansive and twice as large as Australia, it is actually the third smallest continent and behind Asia, Africa, North and South America in order of size. Almost one hundred percent of it is covered by ice that is over a metre thick on average. The only area not covered is the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
All of our Antarctic expeditions are concentrated on the western part of the continent, with the majority landing on the Peninsula, but most of them take in other destinations around it too. You will be able to explore parts of South America, as well as many of the islands in the South Atlantic Ocean and other seas that can be found in this part of the world. There is also the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle line of latitude; something that very few members of the public will ever get to do.
Highlights of your trip may include spotting whales, seabirds, seals and multiple species of penguin, sailing through the infamous Drake Passage and visiting the British overseas territory of The Falklands.