Explore Antarctica or the Arctic through one of the best and most traditional methods – on foot! Most trips offer a walk or hike, often with snowshoes offered, of varying difficulty. You can choose between an easy stroll or strenuous hike to see the spectacular sights. Hiking or snowshoeing participation is optional. Your Expedition Team will advise you of what you can expect prior to each excursion. Hiking and snowshoeing allows guests the opportunity to stretch their legs and explore!
The polar regions harbor specific dangers including wildlife, glaciers and difficult weather conditions, so passengers must follow guide instructions for walks and excursions. Our professional guides will offer both safety and advisement on all outings. On your hike or snowshoe excursion you may choose to explore around the landing area, or you can join a guided tour with an expert guide! Do not worry if you choose to simply explore on your own around the disembarkation site, there will be crew members around to help with anything you need and to keep an eye out for anything wildlife or spectacular sights to see! Gear will be provided onboard before disembarking onto Zodiacs.
There are many discoveries that cannot be accessed by foot, so a snowshoe adventure can provide an experience like no other. Typically, snowshoeing is only available early in the season, and space is limited.
Most trips offer a walk or hike (often with snowshoes) of various difficulty, so you can choose between an easy stroll or strenuous hike to see the spectacular sights. Hiking participation is optional and your Expedition Team will advise you of what you can expect prior to each excursion. The Polar Regions can be hostile with specific dangers including wildlife, glaciers and difficult weather conditions, so passengers are never allowed to go on individual walks or excursions.
Interested in a hiking or snowshoeing excursion? Make sure that your Antarctica or Arctic cruise booking either includes this activity or has it as an optional add-on. This activity is generally included in more itineraries but it is recommended to check before you book! If you have any questions or booking inquiries please contact our team!
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