Quick Facts about Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula is the only part of the Antarctica that extends outside the Antarctic Circle. It is also called Palmer Peninsula, Graham Land, or Tierra de O’Higgins. It forms 800 miles extension towards the southern tip of South America.
The weather in the Antarctic Peninsula is much milder than most people may have imagined. During the summer time, the average temperature is bit above zero (34-36 F) Even during the coldest month in June, the temperature is typically -20 to -15 Celsius (-4 to 5 F).
Antarctic Peninsula is regulated under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, establishes freedom of scientific investigation, and bans military activity on the continent. There are currently 28 scientific research stations in Antarctica Peninsula.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Antarctic Peninsula
Most popular destination for Antarctica expedition trips
Shortest possible journeys to witness the beauty of Antarctica
The best place to enjoy snow and ice covered mountains, glaciers & unique landscape
Visit various penguin colonies & take a selfie with a curious penguin passing by
Plunge into the icy water in Antarctica & take part in other excursions like kayaking and camping
Antarctic Peninsula Seasons
Antarctic Peninsula Landing Sites
There are over one hundred possible landing sites in Antarctic Peninsula. Landing and Zodiac cruising are included in the prices of our expedition trips. The exact expedition plan will be determined by the captain and expedition leader based on ice and weather condition. Safety is always the number one priority of our expedition trips. Whenever possible, landing will be arranged so that all travellers might set their feet on Antarctica.