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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle Overview
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime while crossing the Antarctic Circle. Discover South Shetland’s King George Island, see an array of incredible wildlife and wander the incredible, icy shores of Antarctica.
- 2015-01-12 - 2015-02-04
Take to icy waters to explore the mesmerising landscapes of Antarctica
This express, 11-day trip to the amazing icy climes of Antarctica gives you a big adventure but in a shorter amount of time. And it is one of the few Antarctic trips that flies over the Drake Passage, rather than spending two days navigating its unpredictable waters. So for those who want to avoid some serious seasickness, this is a perfect option. But this doesn’t mean that all the remarkable wildlife, landscapes and ice formations that make Antarctica so unique aren’t in abundance. Cross the Antarctic Circle, enjoy numerous Zodiac shore landings, see a host of whales, penguins and seals frolicking in and out of the water and soak up the incredible frozen atmosphere of this mind-blowing continent.
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Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas is now a vibrant port city with plenty of museums, historic sites and shops to keep you entertained.
Located near the Antarctic Peninsula, the remote South Shetland Islands boast dramatic volcanic landscapes, abandoned whaling stations and diverse marine life drawn to the rich feeding grounds.
The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.
More than just an imaginary line at 66° 33’ S, crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement - this magical part of the world is visited by very few people.
One of the last true wilderness areas left on earth, the Antarctic Penisula is largely unchanged since the early explorers first landed on its inhospitable shores.
The largest of the South Shetlands, King George Island is home to several permanent research bases, an airport and the Antarctic's only hotel.
Situated on the Straits of Magellan, one of the world's historic trade routes, Punta Arenas made the most of this advantageous position to become the most populated city in Patagonia.
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