5 Reasons We Love Antarctica in November and December!

By Stewart_Campbell / 29 June 2022

5 Reasons We Love Antarctica in November and December!

Arguably the early Antarctic summer is the very best time to visit, with great weather, amazing pristine scenery, active wildlife and lower prices!

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From November onwards is when the daylight hours really lengthen and temperatures begin to rise. Summer is finally here! Days are seemingly filled with endless daylight (20+ hours). Calmer winds bring calmer seas (and calmer Drake passage crossings). In Antarctica itself, it starts to reach above freezing point in the day and a little colder at night – while in South Georgia it is usually around 5 degrees but still can snow sometimes.

2) Breathtaking LandscapesDecember_Deals_Email_V2_2.jpg

It is still early enough in the summer to feature a pristine, snowy and icy landscape – and you will still be amongst the first visitors. There may even be some sea ice in the water which only adds to the incredible scenery. Ice is solid enough in places to set foot on and explore, yet is also opening up, allowing ships deeper south, to cross the circle and discover sites previously inaccessible. All around, you hear crackling sounds and deafening booms that alert you to calving icebergs. You can also experience some beautiful icy sunsets in the very late hours around midnight.

December_Deals_Email_V2_3.jpg3) Abundant Wildlife

This time is full of life – Penguin rookeries are teeming with life: penguin chicks start to hatch as the adults hunt for food – so there’s plenty to see if you visit Antarctica or South Georgia in November or December. Humpback and Minke whales begin arriving back in the region to feed. Newborn seal pups start to play and Elephant seals engage in mating rituals

4) Cool Adventure OptionsDecember_Deals_Email_V2_4.jpg

December boasts the most available adventure options. In addition to kayaking and stand-up-paddling, you can:

- Camp under the austral skies
- Ski Trek on fresh summer snow
- Mountain Trek your way to an epic lookout point

5) Great Prices!

Traditionally, November and December has been a period where the prices are cheaper than the ‘high’ summer season, partly because so many people prefer to take holidays in January and February. However since arguably the early Antarctic summer is just as beautiful a time to visit, the lower prices make for an even more rewarding experience!

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Following are some voyages with special offers this November and December:

 

Special Price for Single supplement

Falklands and South Georgia: Magellan Explorer

This expedition on Magellan Explorer takes you to pearls of the South Atlantic: the wildlife extravaganza of South Georgia, and the Falklands

FROM 9990.00
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Early Booking Offers

Best of Antarctica: Ocean Endeavour

An shorter expedition with the impressively comfortable Ocean Endeavour discovering the 7th Continent, Antarctica

FROM 6990.00
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Classic Antarctica Cruise: MV Ushuaia

A small ship cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands aboard the M/V Ushuaia

FROM 4860.00
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Special Offers

South Georgia & Antarctica Penguin Safari

A 16 day expedition with World Explorer to the jewels of the Antarctic: South Georgia and the Peninsula

FROM 16895.00
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Exclusive Discounts

Antarctica Small Ship Expedition: Ocean Nova

A boutique 10 day adventure cruise to Antarctica. Sail to the beautiful Antarctic Peninsula on the small expedition ship Ocean Nova

FROM 5495.00
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Early Booking Offers

Antarctic Explorer: World Explorer

An 11 day expedition on board the luxurious new World Explorer discovering the amazing Antarctic Peninsula

FROM 10795.00
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Early Booking Offers

Antarctic Express: Air-Cruise Ocean Adventurer

An 8 day express Antarctic expedition on board the elegant M/V Sea Adventurer including flights to Antarctica

FROM 12295.00
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Early Booking Discount

Antarctica Small Ship, Great Penguin Adventure

A magnificent Antarctica cruise on the modern and small ship Ocean Nova with the possibility of sighting 7 different species of penguin!

FROM 14690.00
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