Antarctica


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 …
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; …
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 …
Beth and Flat Stanley at Paradise Bay in Antarctica
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 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 …
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 …
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 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 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 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 …
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 …
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 …
Mary in the Arctic
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 …
The Ocean Nova in Neko Harbour
Antarctica is becoming a more popular destination for adventurers.  However, it is still quite mysterious for many travelers, even some of the most well-seasoned.  We thought a general …
Photographer in disguise
Preparing to return to Antarctica for a fourth visit, Adventure Life traveler, Laurie Allread, explains a little about why Antarctica continues to beckon her return again ... and again. Laurie will …
A little reminder in the principles of Leave No Trace is always a good idea. This short video from my last Antarctica trip provides just that. Although a tiny pebble might seem insignificant, they …
Hey -- remember that time we were in Antarctica and that minke whale decided to swim over to our zodiac, give it a little nudge and dive underneath before meandering on its way...? Antarctica …
An Antarctica cruise may include an excursion through the Indian Ocean to Macquarie Island, which lies about half way between Antarctica and Australia. The island is part of Australia and has been …
Several Antarctic cruise ships travel to the Amundsen Sea continental shelf, which is one of the most remote areas of coastal Antarctica. Nils Larsen gave the sea its name during an expedition in …
Many Antarctica cruises will take you near the southern most tip of the Atlantic Ocean and into the Weddell Sea. The sea touches Antarctica at Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. A large portion …
South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands jut skyward from the horizon in the far south Atlantic Ocean. They are largely uninhabited, their snowy reaches given over to the multitude of wildlife that …
The hike up to Lago de Los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Have you ever thought of what would be in your suitcase if you were leaving for an Antarctica expedition?  Even to the most seasoned traveler, packing for such a journey seems daunting.  …
Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg   Mist from volcanic caldera Antarctica, the Great White Continent, a land so distant from everyday life, so filled with myth, …
Peter I Island is a sub-antarctic volcanic isle located about 280 miles off the coast of West Antarctica. Discovered in 1821 by Russian explorer Fabian von Bellingshausen and named for Peter the …