Antarctica Articles

Welcome to Antarctica!

Arriving in Antarctica was the most exciting thing to happen to us in all our travels, and we’ll never forget opening the curtains of our room to reveal our first glimpse of the continent! Read on for our first day, including penguin and whale spotting!

4 Minutes in Antarctica Video

‘4 Minutes in Antarctica’ is a video summary of our time on the frozen continent! Magnificent icebergs, penguins, whales, birds and seals all feature in our unique time on Antarctica!

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The Curious Penguins In Antarctica

The highlight of our time in Antarctica was undoubtedly meeting the locals! We fell in love with the penguins, the way they waddled on land and glided through the icy cold waters! Here are some of our favourite anecdotes and photos of our time with them!

Camping On Antarctica (Without A Tent!)

Our adventure to Antarctica is still one of our favourites, and an absolute highlight of our time there was spending a night camping on the white continent, without a tent! It was an unbelievable experience, made all the more exciting when we were woken by two whales, feeding in the middle of the night.

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Minke Whales Circling Our Zodiac in Antarctica [VIDEO]

Whilst cruising the waters of Neko Harbour, we were intercepted by two curious Minke whales who got very close to our zodiac, and circled us for 10 minutes! Check out the (shaky) raw footage as our interested friends swam around us!

Mesmerised By The Wildlife In Antarctica

Our fourth day on the continent with Quark Expeditions brought the most stunning weather of our time in Antarctica, with clear blue skies and calm winds! We saw many more penguins in Antarctica, crabeater seals chilling on icebergs and Skua birds stealing (and devouring) defenceless penguin eggs.

Zodiac Cruising With Quark Expeditions In Antarctica [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a cruise in a zodiac through the icy waters of Antarctica? Hit play and see how close we got to towering icebergs, penguins and whales in our time down in Antarctica!

The Ice Of Antarctica

One of the most magical parts of our time in Antarctica was marvelling at the incredible ice sculptures that formed around the peninsula. Huge chunks of ice would break off from the melting ice sheet, and buffeted by the harsh Antarctic conditons would form into some incredible shapes and sculptures!

Deception Island – The Awful Consequences of Whaling in Antarctica

Amidst the excitement of watching whales fluke and dive around us, penguins going about their hilarious daily routines, and the general excitement of being in Antarctica, there was a more somber tone to one of our excursions whilst on the white continent.

Navigating The Lemaire Channel On Our Antarctica Cruise

Our first full day on the continent, we spent our morning on Plenau island and cruising through the iceberg graveyard! The afternoon saw us visit Peterman island, where we met our first seals of the trip!

Our Polar Plunge In Antarctica! [VIDEO]

‘This is totally stupid’ we thought to ourselves as we stood on the volcanic brown sand beach of deception island, our bare feet cold in the sand. Two minutes earlier, we’d made our decision, we were going to do the polar plunge, a breathtaking run into the icy waters of Antarctica!

Port Lockroy & Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Our third day on the continent saw us visit a penguin colony, where one particularly cheeky Gentoo caught our eye with his antics! We also visited Port Lockroy, an ex British Antarctic research station and Paradise harbour, a beautiful place where we climbed our first Antarctic peak!