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Visiting Antarctica
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Antarctica covers roughly 5 million square miles. This varies due to changing ice shelves, but the continent comes in at almost 98 percent solid ice. Here you can walk among penguins, kayak alongside icebergs or just sit and listen to the symphony of sounds this amazing landscape has to offer. Why book your trip with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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Personalized

Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your trip to Antarctica.

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Knowledge

We’re well traveled & savvy to the latest in Antarctica travel, including new Antarctic ships & trips.

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Experience

Kayaking, camping… Our staff has experience doing it all & can match your activity interests.

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Value

Take advantage of early-booking deals, discounted flights & other perks. We’re here to help you save.

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Options to Fly the Drake

If you are sensitive to rough seas or short on time, consider flying the Drake on our selection of Antarctica air cruises. These unique expeditions replace the two-day Drake Passage crossing with a two- to three-hour flight, with round-trip or one-way options available.

ship bow with passengers in yellow jackets looking forward as they sail into Antarctica's Lemaire Channel

Luxury Trips to Antarctica

A trip to Antarctica is a true expedition, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Luxury small ships such as Hebridean Sky, Sea Spirit and National Geographic Orion feature five-star suites, private balconies, fine dining and upscale service. Of course, they also explore up close with daily shore landings and excellent naturalist guides. 

“Walk among penguins, kayak alongside icebergs or just sit and listen to the symphony of sounds this amazing landscape has to offer.”

Climate

Trips to Antarctica

Temperature & Rainfall

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg. High (F)363432332829242225293234
Avg. Low (F)332826242219151617222529
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)2.12.32.72.82.51.81.61.822.61.91.5
Avg. Daylight (Hours)1614.512.510.598810121415.516.5

Coldest, Windiest, Driest… Yet Surprisingly Comfortable

Antarctica weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. However, during the summer months when expedition cruising takes place (November-March) the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50 degrees F. The climate data listed above is for the Antarctic Peninsula, but keep reading to learn about more weather nuances by location, including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

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