Antarctica Antarctic Peninsula
As the most accessible area of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula hosts some of the most interesting scenery and wildlife, as well as many of the continent’s scientific bases.
The Peninsula is the most accessible area of the continent itself, and hosts some of the most interesting scenery and wildlife, as well as many of the continent’s scientific bases. Ships edge southwards through the slush and abstract patterns formed by the fractured sea ice. A few cruises departing mostly in January and February attempt to reach the Antarctic Circle, at 66°33’S.
The Antarctic Circle is the northernmost latitude in the Southern Hemisphere at which the sun can remain continuously above or below the horizon for 24 hours. Every place south of the Antarctic Circle experiences at least one whole day each year during which the sun does not set, and at least one whole day during which the sun does not rise.
Chinstrap, gentoo and Adélie penguins abound. Breeding birds include skuas, Antarctic terns, giant petrels, snowy sheathbills, Antarctic shags, kelp gulls, Wilson’s storm, Antarctic and snow petrels.
Holidays Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the vast wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula on an expedition cruise. Book online now or speak to an expert for more information.
Antarctic Peninsula: Fly and cruise
14 days from £15,250pp
Antarctica / Falkland Islands
Antarctica Wildlife: Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula
23 days from £13,040pp
Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
14 days from £9,390pp
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Camp on the ice in Antarctica
Expedition cruising in Antarctica
Explore Antarctica’s heritage
Sea-kayaking in Antarctica
Where to go when - our guide to Antarctic Peninsula
The weather in Antarctic Peninsula is wide and varied
lass="c-where-to-go__overview__content-text">As the most accessible area of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula hosts some of the most interesting scenery and wildlife, as well as many of the continent’s scientific bases. Visit in November to witness the courting rituals of penguins and seals, or to spot fluffy new penguin chicks opt for January, when temperatures are the warmest. March is the ideal month for whale watching.