Antarctica


Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
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 the …
Camping during Antarctic tour
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 …
The Falklands enjoy a narrow temperature range, thanks to being surrounded by south Atlantic waters. The thermometer hovers near 66F in the summer and about 36F in winter. Its maritime …
The food of the Falkland Islands is distinctly British. Beef, lamb and mutton are very common, due to the islands’ sheep and cattle ranching culture. And, of course, travelers will be delighted …
The Falklands were visited by Charles Darwin in the 19th century, and he wrote of the wildlife with fascination and admiration. The islands’ geographic location, isolated and yet off the coast …
The Falkland Islands are composed of an archipelago off the coast of Argentina in the Atlantic Ocean, 280 miles northeast of the Tierra del Fuego. West Falkland and East Falkland are the two main …
The culture of the Falkland Islands is heavily influenced by British culture. The currency is the pound, although it is called the Falkland Island pound instead of the British pound, and …
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; over …
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 …
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on one of our adventures, you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention! However, we can all use a little advice on …
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 …
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 behalf, and is …
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 …
The Falkland Islands are virtually unpolluted. A cruise to the Falklands will reveal some of the most pristine landscapes in the Atlantic Ocean. However, wildlife on the islands has been impacted …
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 Falklands War was fought between Argentina and the U.K. in 1982 over the Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. Argentinean forces invaded the Falklands on April 2nd, claiming …
The Falkland Islands are thought to have been sighted by Amerigo Vespucci in the 1500s, but the first recorded landing on the archipelago was accomplished in 1690 by English explorer John Strong. He …
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 …
Antarctic Peninsula | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | South Shetland What is it like to travel to Antarctica? Planning a trip to Antarctica may seem like a daunting task; after all, it is …
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 …
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; over …