viewing penguins in antarctica

The end of the world is just the beginning

Colder, drier, and windier than anywhere else on the planet, Antarctica is so extreme and remote that it barely feels like it’s part of Earth at all. But it’s that very otherworldliness that appeals to the adventurous souls who come here. Painted in shades of white and blue, the landscape is as beautiful as it is forbidding: monstrous glaciers, saw-toothed mountains, colossal icebergs, and fields of ice that stretch on forever. But as barren as it looks, life – specifically penguins, whales, and seabirds – finds a way to thrive here. The journey here is long, and the memories earned, eternal.

penguins looking to the sky

Enormous Adventure

Getting out into the thick of things is such a vital component of the Antarctica experience that we've made it a priority.

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melting antarctica iceberg

Small Ship

Small enough to access spots beyond the big liners, the Expedition's a little ship that feels surprisingly big.

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photographing an ice shelf in antarctica

Featured blog posts

Your planet in 7 seconds: Catching Cold in Antarctica

March 11, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

We're taking our 'Seven Seconds' series to the next level in Antarctica—sea level. Taste the salt spray from the bow of one of our Zodiacs. Like a blast of cold water to the face—it'll take away your breath every time

Your planet in 7 seconds: Penguin Calling

Feb. 4, 2014, 1 p.m.

Better dress warmly as we are taking you to Antarctica today to watch this penguin call out for what we can only imagine would be more fish!

Endless Winter: Long-Term Life in Antarctica

Feb. 4, 2014, 9 a.m.

We sat down with Dr. Jakko Putkonen, a geomorphologist at the University of North Dakota, to get a better handle on Antarctica’s allure and why the coldest place on Earth remains a scientific hotspot

Antarctica tours

Places we visit in the Polar regions