Antarctica & Arctic Travel News

Journey to the edge of the world

November 26, 2013

The fire in Tierra del Fuego's name is a cruel irony - the island is the gateway to one of the coldest and most remote locations on Earth. Antarctica is a mere boat ride away, but travelers will first want to take a tour of Chile's most mesmerizing island. An explorer's playground Many ships have passed by Tierra del Fuego, among them Magellan, who lent his name to the deadly passage around South America's Cape Horn. Sailors passing around through the Strait of Ma Read More »

Snap some breathtaking pictures of your Antarctica tour in the Kodak Gap

September 26, 2011

One of the most common ways to reach Antarctica is by boat, and passage through the Lemaire Channel is a highlight of any cruise to the world's most wild and pristine continent. Located between Booth Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, Lemaire is a 7-mile channel that is only about 5,250 feet wide. Because it is sheltered, the water is among the most reliably calm in Antarctica and reflects the gleaming ice on either side. The passage is so photogenic it has been nicknamed "Kodak Gap.& Read More »

Tour Antarctica in swim trunks by visiting Deception Island

September 22, 2011

Adventure travelers on tours of Antarctica don't have to be crazy to put on their bathing suits and jump in the water - as long as they are plunging into one of the geothermal lagoons on Deception Island. Located at the southern end of the Shetland Islands, close to the Antarctic mainland, Deception Island is one of the world's most unique destinations. An ancient eruption blew the central portion of the island away, after which it flooded with water, so Deception is now a horseshoe-sha Read More »

Tour Antarctica in swim trunks by visiting Deception Island

September 22, 2011

Adventure travelers on tours of Antarctica don't have to be crazy to put on their bathing suits and jump in the water - as long as they are plunging into one of the geothermal lagoons on Deception Island. Located at the southern end of the Shetland Islands, close to the Antarctic mainland, Deception Island is one of the world's most unique destinations. An ancient eruption blew the central portion of the island away, after which it flooded with water, so Deception is now a horseshoe-sha Read More »

See penguins on a tour of Antarctica

April 7, 2011

Adventurers dreaming of Antarctica and penguin colonies can experience the untouched wilderness like never before: Kensington Antarctica Experiences take you to the heart of Antarctica. Penguins are one of Antarctica's most iconic creatures - comical on land yet graceful in the water, they are an endearing sight for travelers of all ages. Four different species of the bird are found on the southern continent, including the Adelie, the Emperor, the Chinstrap and the Gentoo penguins. Ea Read More »

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