Antarctica Travel Guide

Welcome to our Antarctic travel guide. This page is specifically designed to help you learn more about traveling to Antarctica, places and wildlife you may see on your trip, and how to get the best deal possible on your cruise to the Antarctic. Our Antarctic guide is full of resources put together by our seasoned travelers and booking specialists. Have questions? Take a look at our Antarctica FAQ or contact the Polar Holidays team for more information!

Antarctic Peninsula sunset on glacier

When to travel to antarctica

Antarctica is unique and spectacular, and seasonal characteristics affect what travelers will see and experience while visiting. 

The Antarctica cruise season runs through the Antarctic spring and summer months from October to March. The rest of the year is too cold, the days are very short and ice prohibits access. The best time to book your Antarctic cruise will vary by your itinerary goals, as well as seasonal opportunities. Read more in our monthly guide.

Choosing the Right Antarctica Cruise

You should take many factors into account when choosing a cruise. For instance, how much time do you have? What is your budget? What ship size and type do you prefer? Our team is happy to help you find your perfect cruise experience!

Getting the Best Deal

Cruises can be expensive, so why not save where you can! While there is a general price range most Antarctica cruises stay within, our experts know some helpful tips and tricks to find the perfect trip at the right price.

Top 10 Polar Travel Tips

Looking for information about how to prepare for your trip? What the Antarctic experience is like? Or general information about traveling to Antarctica? Our top tips for polar travelers may be just what you're looking for!

Antarctic Wildlife

Curious about Antarctica’s residents? Look through out Antarctic wildlife guide to learn about the animals you may see on your cruise.

Gentoo penguins

Antarctica FAQ

Weather, environment, travel conditions, and more information.

Destinations in Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctica, known as the 7th Continent, is one of the most pristine wilderness areas on earth. As you cruise the spectacular waters around the peninsula you will see icebergs in all shapes and sizes, even ice bridges and massive sheets of ice. Jagged mountain peaks rise ten thousand feet out of the sea, and towering glaciers drop giant chunks into the water below.
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle
Crossing the Antarctic Circle will put you in rare company — Very few travelers have been below the Antarctic Circle. Enjoy the wildlife of the Peninsula and colossal icebergs along the way. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter.
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The South Pole
Fly to the South Pole, and stand at 90° South, the ultimate goal of polar explorers Amundsen and Scott. Availability is limited to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Our tented camp at the South Pole is designed to provide as much comfort and security as possible given the extreme environment.
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South Georgia
South Georgia is home to more wildlife than any other place on the planet – Thousands of King Penguins, plus Wandering Albatrosses and southern elephant seals. Thousands of fur seals breed in this area. The spectacular scenery includes mountains as high as 7,000 feet, glaciers, and fjords.
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Falkland Islands
The stunning Falkland Islands are home to five species of Penguins – Rockhopper, Magellan, Gentoo, King, and Macaroni.
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