Antarctica Far Side and the Ross Sea
This remote territory boasts dramatic scenery and a unique wilderness experience; you’ll discover rookeries of the regal Emperor penguin.
Few travellers reach this remote territory, where the tempestuous south wind brushes the sea floor white. The extra effort to reach it is repaid by dramatic scenery and a unique wilderness experience. Two epic cruise voyages between Argentina and New Zealand usually run annually, aiming to reach Scott and Shackleton’s huts, and to sail in the shadow of Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and the Ross Ice shelf.
The wildlife highlight here is the presence of rookeries of the regal Emperor penguin, the largest of the species, usually present between October and early December.
Holidays Far Side and the Ross Sea
Enjoy the unique wilderness experience of visiting the Far Side of Antarctica and the Ross Sea. Book now with Journey Latin America.
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Where to go when - our guide to Far Side and the Ross Sea
The weather in Far Side and the Ross Sea is wide and varied
This remote territory boasts dramatic scenery and a unique wilderness experience; you’ll discover rookeries of the regal Emperor penguin which are most visible October - December. Daylight hours are at their longest in December, and towards March you may see colourful algae blooming across snowfields.View our Far Side and the Ross Sea weather guide
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