Penguins on the iceberg
Penguins on the iceberg
Dramatic view of icebergs
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Circle and Weddell

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Ushuaia
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Highlights

  • Raise a toast to celebrate crossing the Antarctic Circle (weather and conditions permitting).
  • Marvel at some of the most dazzling icy landscapes in the Peninsula as we forge our way south to the Antarctic Circle.
  • Keep a close watch for the tail fluke of whales and ice seals hauled out on ice floes.

Antarctic adventurers can aim to tick two boxes off their bucket list on this voyage, where you have the opportunity to visit regions in Antarctica that most people will never experience, not even among those who have been to Antarctica – below the Antarctic Circle and attempting to forge a path through the ice in the Weddell Sea. As you venture south on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing spectacular, towering cliffs and glittering icebergs, there is a chance you may see Adélie penguins and ice seals such as leopard and crabeater seals resting on ice floes.

In the Weddell Sea on the eastern side of the peninsula, under favourable weather and sea ice conditions, be prepared to encounter an unimaginably spectacular world of icy landscapes. It is here where Otto Nordenskjöld and his men were forced to spend two winters, and also where Ernest Shackleton had to abandon the Endurance, after it became trapped in the ice. It’s an icy realm that few have been fortunate to experience.

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Standard Activities

Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
presentation
Lectures
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
blindness
Hiking
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Photography Workshops
Whale Watching
Whale Watching

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia

Having made your way to Ushuaia, you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions and transferred to our group hotel. This evening, enjoy a light refreshment as you meet your fellow expeditioners at a Welcome Reception. Afterwards, dine at your leisure (dinner not included).

Accommodation: Las Hayas Hotel (or similar)

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation

Days 3-4

Drake Passage crossing

Days 5-15

Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle & Weddell Sea Region

Days 16-17

Drake Passage crossing

Day 18

Disembark Ushuaia

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