The epic icebergs and landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula

The epic icebergs and landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula

Like a foetal tail extending out from the round, high white mass of the rest of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice-bound curves meander across the Antarctic Circle into the Drake Passage and towards South Americawith an epic grace and beauty. Here, depending on your expedition’s itinerary, weather and ice conditions, you’ll cruise either side of the Peninsula and experience some of the most dramatic scenery and wildlife viewing in the world. Icebergs as big as city blocks, coloured bright white or cool blue, smaller ones whittled and sculpted into surreal forms, sometimes bejewelled by strings of chinstrap penguins, or bobbing in front of vast, Emperor penguin rookeries and porpoising seals all make the majestic fringe of the continent unforgettable. Whales, too, abound in these parts, some so inquisitive they’ll surface to inspect the boat. Seeing as much from Zodiac, ship deck or kayak is astounding stuff, making the Antarctic Peninsulaan unsurpassed destination for wilderness adventure.

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