Antarctica Travel Articles

Greg Dohrn
the different shades of blue were amazing
Steve Jochmans
Photographing a penguin up close
Antarctica kayaking
Nicole Betts
The most spectacular landscapes and scenery I've ever seen
Meocre Li
Glimpse of a whale in Antarctica
istock
A huge colony of king penguins.
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History of Antarctica
The idea of a large southern continent first appeared in the Greek writings of both Pythagoras and Aristotle. It was believed the earth would topple if a sizable landmass did not exist to balance out …
Antarctica Weather
As the world's southern-most continent, Antarctica has unique weather conditions and climate. There are a number of factors that provide it with such a cold and extreme environment. Antarctica …
Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula stretches out from the continent toward South America and is said to be one of the most unforgettable places on earth. The peninsula is outlined by jagged mountain tops and …
Antarctica Cruises: When to Go?
Antarctica’s winter months are during the northern hemisphere’s summer months. During this time (roughly May through September) there is no travel to Antarctica. Ship traffic is blocked by …
Best Time of Year to Travel to Antarctica
The time of year you travel to Antarctica does make a difference. However, deciding what time is "best" depends on what you are personally desiring to get out of your adventure. Particular …
Comparing the Two Polar Regions: Antarctica and Arctic Cruising
While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the Arctic Circle at the northern pole and Antarctica to south, also display stark differences. Comparing their environments, geographical …
The Polar Experience
Polar trips may seem a bit intimidating, even to well-seasoned travelers.  However, both regions are more accessible and more traveled than many assume.  Adventure Life is a leader in polar …
Wildlife Guide to Polar Regions
Thanks to Coca-Cola commercials and cartoons, we are led to believe that polar bears and penguins coexist in harmony on both of the world's icy poles.  As cute as it may seem, that image of …
Waking Up In Antarctica
We planned a trip to Antarctica for two of our favorite Adventure Lifers, Nikki & Dusty.  They captured some absolutely amazing video footage that would convince almost anyone that this …
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as …
Polar Adventures: Five pieces of advice for an overnight Antarctica camping trip
Antarctica camping during an polar expedition cruise Getting a little shut-eye in Antarctica More and more, an overnight camping trip on Antarctica is becoming a popular addition to a polar …
Politics, Culture and Cuisine of the Falkland Islands
Politics The Falkland Islands are currently a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, where sovereignty is vested in the Queen of England. The Governor exercises power on her …
Falkland Islands Overview
Located north of the Polar Front, the Falkland Islands are not considered sub-Antarctic, but are a common stop for many Antarctica travels. The total population of the islands is about 2,500; …
Land of Legends
The Ross Sea and Victoria Land is one of the less-visited regions of Antarctica, but it is definitely one of the most fascinating. The shores along the frigid sea are scattered with historic huts …
Flat Stanley Visits Antarctica with Adventure Life
Flat Stanley and Beth at Paradise Bay in Antarctica Flat Stanley: The ingenious little international phenomenon that encourages school children to expand their geography know-how and explore the …
South Georgia Politics
South Georgia became a territory separate from the Falkland Islands Dependency in 1985. It is administered by the Governor of the Falkland Islands, who is the commissioner to exercise power for the …
Penguins by the Millions
If you’re wondering what the reason is for visiting these uninhabited, barren islands, the answer is: wildlife viewing. South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands are home to varied and abundant …
Rugged Islands of South Georgia
South Georgia is usually grouped together with the South Sandwich Islands. They are located in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the tail end of South America. This grouping of islands is mostly rugged …
The Whaler's Last Outpost
The London-based merchant Anthony de la Roche is credited with the first sighting of South Georgia (by European explorers) in 1675. Early maps thereafter called it “Roche Island”. The …
The Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula is known for being one of the richest breeding grounds for penguins, seals, and seabirds in Antarctica. It is the warmest region of the continent, and so is a favored …
Antarctica Travel: The Long and Short of It
Antarctica Cruises Antarctic Peninsula | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | Ross Sea What is it like to travel to Antarctica? Planning a trip to Antarctica may seem like a daunting task; after …
South Shetland Islands
At 540km-long, this large chain of islands is located off the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. Small groups of scientists and researchers, as well as a variety of penguins, seabirds, and …
South Georgia Islands
Two mountain ranges, the Allardyce and Salvesen, outline the elegant and boisterous landscape of South Georgia. It is lengthy and narrow: 170km-long and varies from 2 to 40 kilometers wide. In …
Cake, Candles, Gifts...and Antarctica?
Adventure Life Trip Planner, Mary, has unique plans for her upcoming birthday. Despite a cake, and a song, and well-wishes, this celebration will definitely be like none other she has ever …

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