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Visiting Antarctica in November

November is an ideal time to visit Antarctica for those looking to experience its stunning wildlife, landscapes, and unique 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 November

1. Weather

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

2. Wildlife

November is the start of the Antarctic summer, and the wildlife begins to become more active. Penguins begin to arrive at their breeding sites, and seals and whales are more commonly seen. This is an excellent time for wildlife enthusiasts to visit.

3. Activities

Many Antarctic cruises begin operating in November, offering visitors a range of activities such as kayaking, camping, and hiking. This is an excellent time to explore the region and experience its unique beauty.

4. Daylight

 During November, Antarctica experiences more daylight hours than any other time of the year. This provides visitors with more opportunities to explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife.

5. Less Crowds

November cruises to Antarctica are the very first of the season, and are not during peak season. Enjoy your Antarctic experience with fewer other people in your activity groups, excursions, and on the cruise ship. This provides you with the opportunity to have a more personal experience with your guides!

Guests in November may enjoy snowy conditions


Antarctica Cruises in November

Weddell Sea – In search of the Emperor Penguin, incl. helicopters

See the Antarctic from the vantage point of a true expedition leader – from the air. Our helicopter capability on the Ortelius provides you the unique chance to view an emperor penguin rookery!
$ 12,100

Antarctica - Basecamp

Basecamp is an activity-focused itinerary! Your vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passengers as a comfortable hub to allow more time than usual for wide ranging activities.
$ 9,100

Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica

All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins.
$ 13,350

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