With 98 percent of its surface area covered in ice and no plant life, Antarctica resembles an alien world. Heading out into the remote reaches of its mountainous peninsulas and spectacular bays is the best way to appreciate the other-worldly beauty of the southern continent and experience its sublime scenery.
Best time to visit:
December to February
Most trips are priced in US dollars or Euros
How to get there:
Most trips to Antarctica will begin with a flight into Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ) in Punta Arenas, Chile. From here guides will arrange transport via seaplane to Antarctica
What’s the weather like?
During the summer months, which is the only time when it is possible to visit Antarctica for outdoor activities, average daily temperatures are generally between -20°C and -5°C. Snowstorms are also not uncommon during the summer