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discover the best Parks & attractions in antarctica

Where you will visit will depend on where and how you set off from your starting point in South America. The ice channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, filled with rookeries of penguins, and across the Drake Passage are amongst some of the most common stops along the expedition route and are amongst the just some of the highlights of Antarctica's attractions. The Falkland Islands and South Georgia, long off the radar for travellers, are now also increasingly popular for their uniquely pristine beauty.

This region has never been so accessible to explore, with travel to the region having developed a lot over the last 20 years.


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Best Places in Antarctica to see…

Adelie Penguins: These penguins are very cute, found on the Antarctic mainland and the South Shetlands

Albatross: Black browed albatross can be found on the Falkland Islands, wandering albatross can be found on Prion Island. 

Chinstrap Penguins: Chinstraps can be see in close proximity on the South Orkney Islands

Emperor Penguins: These enormous feathered friends can be seen only on the Antarctic Peninsula on very special safaris. 

Gentoo Penguins: Gentoo penguins are playful, often found surfing in the waters of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. 

Ice Formations: The best ice formations are found around the mainland in places such as Paradise, and off the coast of South Georgia. 

King Penguins: The largest colony of king penguins can be found on Salisbury Plains, South Georgia.

Rockhoppers: Curious looking birds, these inquisitive chaps are best seen on the Falkland Islands

Seals: Elephant seals and fur seals can be found on most landings (if not all) on South Georgia.

Shackleton’s Grave: The grave of famous explorer, Shackleton, is found in Grytviken, South Georgia. 

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Parks & Attractions of Antarctica

Emperor penguin with chicks, Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula

Breathtaking and completely mind-boggling, exploration on the Antarctic Peninsula includes some of the most amazing wildlife & landscapes.

Drake Passage, Antarctica

Drake Passage

A deep waterway 600 miles wide that connects the Atlantic & Pacific; Drake Passage is known for having rough seas & amazing surrounds.

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

A beautiful & remote set of islands with some rich wildlife, friendly people & a unique way of life.

Midnight sun landscape, Antarctica

Lemaire Channel

Lemaire Channel is well known as one of the most photogenic straits in Antarctica and is often a highlight on trips to the Antarctic Peninsula.

South Georgia

South Georgia

South Georgia is possibly one of the most dramatic and beautiful islands in the world, it is even possible to explore here by ski trekking.

South Orkney Islands

South Orkney Islands

Beautiful, sparsely vegetated and uninhabited, the South Orkney Islands are surrounded by crashing icebergs.

South Shetlands

South Shetland Islands

Follow the footsteps of the intrepid explorers before you as you explore the Shetland Islands, meet the wildlife & even camp out.



Speak to one of our Polar destination specialists to find out more, and start designing your very own extraordinary journey. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to these destinations.

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