Antarctica is a land of extremes; it is the coldest and the driest continent on Earth. Antarctica is simply stunning and surely the last frontier of travel. The enormity of its ice shelves and mountain ranges invariably heightens feelings of humanity’s insignificance and nature’s grandeur. Antarctica’s peculiar beauty will be remembered for the rest of your days. Even the trip over, crossing the Southern Ocean is an experience. With no landmass, low-pressure systems circle clockwise unimpeded, eventually reaching incredible speeds.
The Antarctic season lasts approximately five months with each offering its own highlights. Early summer sees birds and penguins courting and mating, while December and January bring warmer temperatures and up to 20 hours of sunlight each day. Late summer is best for whale watching, while penguin chicks are beginning to fledge.