Why visit Antarctica?! Reason No.5

Iceberg straight ahead! ~ The most defining moment on the Titanic, made famous on the big screen by the characters portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

When snow fell on Antarctica many, many years ago, they formed glacial ice made of fresh water. This is also the reason why Antarctica has the largest reserve of freshwater in the world!!

As the glacial move toward the sea and break off – an iceberg is born! Continue reading

Why visit Antarctica?! Reason No.3

Typically when someone mentions Polar expeditions, the word COLD / FREEZING COLD would pop up in conversation. As recent as August 2010, the temperature in Antarctica hit am all time low of -94.7C (-135.8F). However, with the recent Polar vortex dipping South along the Eastern seaboard in North America, Antarctica seems like a winter escape!

As those in the Southern Hemisphere enjoy Summer, expedition tours to Antarctica are in full swing – sometimes visiting Falkland islands and South Georgia islands along the way. The travel season to this region starts in early November and continue until March with departures typically from Ushuaia, Argentina and Invercargill, New Zealand. Continue reading