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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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Activities

Camping
Leave the cruise ship behind to sleep under the southern sky.
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Cross Country Ski
Traverse snow fields and rolling mountains atop your skis.
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Hiking & Snowshoeing
Explore the vast continent with a seasoned guide.
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Mountaineering
Calling all mountaineers - gear up and explore remote glaciers and beyond.
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Photography
Taking photos in extreme conditions can be tricky - sign up for classes with an expert.
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Antarctica Cruise Planning Resources

When to Visit Antarctica

The Antarctic winter prevents travel during certain months. Depending on your goals, each spring and summer month offers a different travel experience for guests!

Antarctica FAQ

From weather to packing recommendations, embarkation and ship amenities, our FAQ is a great resource for Antarctic travel questions.

Choosing the Best Antarctic Cruise For You

Your itinerary goals, desired length of the trip, time of year, budget, and other factors will decide which Antarctic cruise experience is the best match for you.

Arctic Destinations

Svalbard
Svalbard (Spitsbergen) is the land of the Polar Bear. A Norwegian Arctic archipelago 600 miles south of the North Pole, it features rugged mountains and rolling tundra that offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing. It is the largest wilderness area in Europe, and you will find amazing scenery, and wildlife experiences that you will not find anywhere else on the planet.
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The Russian Arctic
A cruise to the Russian Arctic offers the opportunity to visit remote archipelagos and breathtaking ice-draped coastlines, where you may encounter iconic Arctic wildlife such as polar bears, walrus and seabirds. These cruises bring you closer to locations of historic significance, including the islands of Novaya Zemlya, once an important military region.
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The North Pole
Crush through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean, sightsee by helicopter on the lookout for walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears, or take a tethered hot-air balloon ride at 90 degrees N, weather permitting. Possible stops at the island of Franz Josef Land will have you in awe of the flora and fauna as you visit seabird colonies and retrace the footsteps of early explorers
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Greenland
Greenland is the largest island on the planet and the least populated country in the world. Most of the island is within the Arctic Circle, and the majority of the island is covered by the Northern Ice Cap, so the waters surrounding the northern shores remain frozen all year. Ice as thick as two miles can be found in the middle of the island, creating incredible mountaineering opportunities.
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Northern Norway
This region boast mountains hiding surprising sweeps of green farm and grazing lands in the interior. The coasts are notable for their numerous fjords that come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are visible on clear nights from mid to late September through to the middle of April.
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Iceland
Small on the map and enormous in person, Iceland barely feels like Earth at all. Isolated in the frigid North Atlantic and forged through centuries of volcanic upheaval and tectonic shifting, Iceland is staggering to look at and otherworldly to explore.
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Canadian Arctic
The Canadian Arctic Archipelago is in the extreme northern part of North America. It comprises over 35,000 islands which makes up much of Northern Canada. Cruise past towering fjords, visit historical sites and traditional Inuit communities. Be on the lookout for narwhals, walrus, beluga and right whales, ring and harp seals, as well as muskoxen and the iconic polar bear.
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Activities

Hiking & Snowshoeing
Exploring on foot is a fantastic way to see the far North.
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Kayaking
Explore the Arctic waters aboard either your own kayak or in a double.
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Photography
Ensure you get the best pictures of your trip - instruction is available.
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Polar Diving
Dive below the ocean's surface and see what lies beneath!
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Hot Air Ballooning
See incredible landscapes from the air.
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Arctic Cruise Planning Resources

When to Visit the Arctic

Similar to Antarctica, the Arctic is not easily visited during the winter months. Therefore, the main travel season is during its summer months!

Arctic FAQ

Looking for recommendations on packing, weather, wildlife viewing, and more? Our FAQ has it all.

Arctic Wildlife Guide

Interested in seeing the Arctic's wild residents? Our wildlife guide provides information on the animals travelers may see while touring the region!

General Travel Planning Tips

Preparing For Your Cruise

Packing recommendations, getting to your embarkation point, and more.

Polar Travel FAQ

Find answers to your travel questions.

Top 10 Travel Tips

The most important guidelines for polar travel have been compiled by our seasoned team.

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