Antarctica Travel Guide
If you've decided on that once-in-a-lifetime voyage to the seventh continent, make sure you're properly prepared with our handy travel guides. Read about some of the incredible places you'll visit on the journey and learn more about the climate and when to go. Cover the essentials from visas to currency, time zone to voltage. We also have detailed information on the boat we use on our Antarctica expeditions.
Some of the most popular islands and landing sites on our cruises to Antarctica
Details on the average weather conditions on the peninsula and a guide to the seasons
Everything you need to know about The Ushuaia expedition boat, from cabins and onboard facilities to meals.
- The Worst Journey in the World
by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
- March of the Penguins
by Luc Jacquet
- Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
by Sara Wheeler
Facts about Antarctica
- Antarctica is classified as a desert due to the lack of moisture in the air and it's the largest desert on the planet.
- The Antarctic Ice Cap accounts for 90% of the world's ice and if this melted, the oceans would rise by 60-65 metres.
- There are no flying insects in Antarctica and the largest land animal here is actually an insect - a wingless midge.
Antarctica Travel Advice
We keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Antarctica and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.
Useful Online Resources:
The official British Antarctic Survey site