Top 5 things to do in Antarctica
From its extraordinary wildlife and breathtaking scenery to the relics of a fascinating history of science and exploration, the vast ‘White Continent’ of Antarctic has undeniable appeal. This far end of the earth offers a wealth of incredible experiences, here is our pick of some of the best.
1. March of the penguins
Photogenic, inquisitive and comical, coming face to face with penguins is a highlight of any Antarctic adventure and can provide hours of entertainment.
Itinerary idea: Crossing the Antarctic Circle »
2. In the footsteps of polar legends
Whether you sail Amundsen’s elusive Northwest Passage, visit Shackleton’s final resting place on South Georgia, or head to the South Pole to pay homage to Scott of the Antarctic, you cannot fail to be impressed by the achievements of these legendary explorers.
3. Antarctica under canvas
What better way to empathise with the great explorers of the past than to spend a night under canvas in this beautiful wilderness. Camping on the frozen continent offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with Antarctica in a more personal way.
Itinerary idea: Active Antarctic Adventure »
4. Sub-Antarctic Islands
Remote and beautiful, the highlights of the Sub-Antarctic Islands include the vast king penguin colonies of South Georgia and the sheer abundance of birdlife of the NZ and Australian Sub-Antarctics.
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5. Port Lockroy’s living museum
Built during World War II, Port Lockroy today is run by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Visitors can learn about the rich history of this site, with proceeds from the gift shop and post office going towards conservation of Antarctica’s historic sites.
Itinerary idea: Classic Antarctica Cruise »