Antarctica


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 …
Antarctica has become a very popular travel destination in recent years, and there are dozens and dozens of tour offerings there. But if you want to get really close to the striking Antarctic …
Antarctic tour, travelers with penguins
Adventure Life Women explore Antarctica Good morning great Adventure Life friends!!! Just a quick note to let you all know that we have fallen in deep deep love with Antarctica. I will fill you …
I'm wearing snowpants for the first time since childhood, and I have on the same coat I wore several years ago while covering the Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska. This coat comes with an …
An absolutely stunning day today!  Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested permission for an additional landing in the Falklands.  The landing was at …
November 29 This is it. Our last chance to make it to the Emperor Penguin Rookery at Snow Hill. At 5:30 AM, Shane's voice wakes us with the announcement that visibility is only 100 meters and …
November 27 Today's plan - clear weather, cruise back to Snow Hill.  Foul weather, head to Brown Bluff.  Poor weather has us dodging icebergs to arrive at our anchorage for another …
November 28 5:30 am wake up call:  white out conditions prevail with 30 knot winds.  No Snow Hill again this morning.  Some passengers were a bit disappointed, but I'm so …
November 26 Woke to poor visibility and the 5:30 am announcement that helicopter flights to Snow Hill were delayed.  An hour went by and another announcement came regarding further weather …
This morning I woke to ice on three sides of the ship. Being trapped with ice all around made for a wonderfully peaceful night of sleep and I felt energized all day. Weather around the ship was …
What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on smaller 'bergs Adelie penguins perch in the …
The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning. Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake Lake. This is versus the Drake Shake which is what …
Each season, Adventure Life has an annual contest that invites our past travelers to share their travel experiences and enter for a chance to win fantastic trips! Here are some past …