Antarctica Weddell Sea
Explore the wintry pack ice of the Weddell Sea on an expedition cruise to Antarctica with Journey Latin America.
A few sailings pass through the iceberg-strewn Antarctic sound to reach the pack-ice of the Weddell Sea, graveyard of several early expeditionary ships. Nordenskjöld’s hut is preserved at Snow Hill Island; here he and his group of turn-of-the-(20th)-century scientists survived two Antarctic winters in what amounts to a potting shed.
Leopard seals bask on the ice floes, Adélie penguins throng on Paulet Island and a rookery of Emperor penguins is to be found at Snow Hill Island.
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Where to go when - our guide to Weddell Sea
The weather in Weddell Sea is wide and varied
The shimmering towers of pack-ice on the Weddell Sea are home to basking leopard seals and throngs of gentoo and Adélie penguins, while a rookery of Emperor penguins is to be found at Snow Hill Island. Temperatures here tend to be below freezing, with the mildest weather found in January. In December the days are so long that sometimes the sun does not set.View our Weddell Sea weather guide
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