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 Offers

South Shetlands and Antarctica

A classic voyage to the Great White Continent with incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and icebergs in 10 action-packed days

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NOW 4424.00
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Earlybird Savings

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 6595.00
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Special Offers!

Best of Antarctica: Ocean Endeavour

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

WAS7899.00
NOW 7039.00
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On Sale

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands

On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of Shackleton to Antarctica before heading via Antarctic Sound to South Georgia and Falklands

WAS15695.00
NOW 10987.00
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On Sale

Antarctic Peninsula In-Depth: Ocean Victory

An extended 12-day voyage to the Great White Continent with incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and icebergs with six action-packed landing

WAS10195.00
NOW 7137.00
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Special Travel Credit!

Classic Antarctica Air/Cruise: M/V Ocean Nova

An unique 8 day Fly/Cruise adventure to Antarctica. Fly direct to Antarctica and then sail on the 67-passenger, ice-class expedition ship Ocean Nova

FROM 11495.00
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Suite Special

Antarctica's Ross Sea: Heritage Adventurer

Explore Antarctica's seldom-seen and spectacular Ross Sea, with its mountains, ice-shelves, abundant wildlife and fascinating history

FROM 31500.00
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On Sale!

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Expedition

This 22-day comprehensive itinerary with the M/S Expedition gives you all the major Antarctica highlights including amazing South Georgia

FROM 13199.00
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