Whether you choose to set off on your Antarctica adventure from Argentina or Chile, you’ll have the opportunity to pass a number of remote islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Only seven of the 700 plus islands that make up the Falkland Islands are inhabited by people. The rest are left wild for the hundreds of species of flora and fauna to roam free.
The island of South Georgia is more than 800 miles away from land, and it feels worlds away from modern life as we know it. This tiny crag of mountainous peaks is famously where Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic voyage ended when he died here aged 47 on 5th January 1922.
The South Shetland Islands are about 200 km north of the Antarctic Peninsula. There are more than 20 wild islands in the archipelago, including King George Island, where several scientists and research stations are based.
The Antarctic Peninsula is likely to be a highlight of any cruise in Antarctica. Depending on how far south you cruise, you will have 18-14 hours a day of daylight to experience the beauty of Antarctica from the water or on foot.
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