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!

December_Deals_Email_V2_1.jpg1) Warm, Sunny Weather

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!



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


Early Booking Offer

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 6795.00
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$2000 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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Twin at Quad price!

Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

A 9 or 10 night Classic Antarctic route on the brand-new expedition ship M/V Hondius, the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world

FROM 7300.00
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Save 15%

Crossing the Antarctic Circle: Seaventure

A 15 day in-depth Antarctica cruise with crossing of the Polar Circle. Sail on board the super ice-class, Seaventure

FROM 13195.00
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Super Early Bird discount!

Antarctic Peninsula: M/V Sea Spirit

An 11 or 12 day expedition on board the luxury M/V Sea Spirit discovering the amazing Antarctic Peninsula

FROM 8895.00
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Save 15%

Adventures in Antarctica: Seaventure

A classic expedition to the amazing Antarctic Peninsula on board the luxurious MS Seaventure

FROM 9895.00
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On Sale!

Antarctica Classic - M/S Expedition

This 11-day itinerary with the M/S Expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula

FROM 7099.00
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Save 15%

Shackletons Final Quest: Island Sky

An epic expedition in the wake of Shackleton, on board the luxury Island Sky, covering the highlights of Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands

FROM 22665.00
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