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Visiting Antarctica in December

December is an ideal time to visit Antarctica for those looking to experience the region’s wildlife, unique landscapes, and outdoor activities. However, it’s essential to note that weather conditions in Antarctica can be unpredictable, so it’s always best to check with your travel provider before booking your trip.

5 Reasons to Visit Antarctica in December

1. Weather

December marks the beginning of the Antarctic summer, and the weather is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from around -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F). The weather is generally stable during this time, making it easier to travel and explore the region.

2. Wildlife

December is peak season for many of the Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales. The penguin chicks have hatched, and the colonies are bustling with activity. This is an ideal time for wildlife enthusiasts to visit Antarctica.

3. Activities

December is an excellent time for outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and camping. The weather is generally more stable, and the days are longer, making it easier to enjoy these activities.

4. Festivities

For those looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season, Antarctica offers a truly memorable experience. Many of the cruise ships that operate in December offer special holiday-themed activities and events.

5. Daylight

In December, Antarctica experiences nearly 24 hours of daylight, which provides visitors with ample time to explore the region and take part in outdoor activities.

Penguin photographer sits in front of penguins

Penguins in St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia 


Antarctica Cruises in December

Christmas in Antarctica

Celebrate with us and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula.
$ 9,305

Celebrating Antarctica

Our extensive experience navigating its shifting sea, ice and wind will ensure that you make the most of your journey. Prepare yourself for towering icebergs, awe-inspiring wildlife, and historical sites that will take you back in time.
$ 12,040

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. See fur seals, elephant seals, and many, many penguins!
$ 27,135

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