Travel Blogs from Antarctica

Sort by Newest Best first

Sunshine, sledding and near-death experiences, Neko Harbor, Antarctica travel blog

Sunshine, sledding and near-death experiences

A travel blog entry by jmsges

62

... didn’t want to stay the winter.  It’s a pretty risky maneuver if you ask me, burning down your only shelter in Antarctica in the hopes that someone will come pick you up.  Luckily for that doctor, it did work, but it’s a bit ...

Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by misscolesngatea

I saw lots of ice and it was incredibly ...

Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica

A travel blog entry by krepitch

1

...

#7 Is In The Bag, Reclus Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

#7 Is In The Bag

A travel blog entry by wnrdog

1
3

At 0930 we boarded the zodiac to Portal Point, which marks the entrance to Charlotte Bay on the Reclus Peninsula.  The boat ferried us to the shore, where I stepped onto the 7th continent. It was overcast and snowing, but the weather was secondary ...

Arrival at South Pole, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Arrival at South Pole

A travel blog entry by mesabree

5

... ;crew members were proud, assuring me it had been a particularly difficult landing.  The pilot on my flight had been flying Antarctica for 11 years, and no-one on the plane had less than three years under their belt.   The co-pilot turned ...

Lemaire channel and ice, Somewhere in, Antarctica travel blog

Lemaire channel and ice

A travel blog entry by andrew-jenny

13

Started the day in Flanders bay, the aim today is to sail through the Lemaire channel and then onto a landing somewhere. Not great weather and lots of ice about, so getting through the channel is uncertain. The Lemaire channel is a narrow channel between ...

At The South Pole, South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

At The South Pole

A travel blog entry by bgibson

34

I spent the next ten weeks working as a Power Plant Mechanic at Amundsen-Scott Base at the geographic south pole. The sun never sets during the summer. The sun just goes around in a circle, slowing getting lower as the season goes on. There is not much ...

More Exploring Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

More Exploring Antarctica

A travel blog entry by eldonsteeves

1
2

Wednesday morning our Zodiac group was the first to disembark the ship at 8:00. We are at Port Lockroy which is a natural harbor located on the western side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago. The main attraction now is it's museum and shop, ...

Antarctica!  Incredible!!!, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica! Incredible!!!

A travel blog entry by lijebaley

40

... ;  Late in the 16th Century, Sir Francis Drake saw that south of the archipelago there was clear water between South America and Antarctica.   Although Drake did not use the passage, it bears his name today, and is used by many of the super ...

The Halloween Party, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

The Halloween Party

A travel blog entry by i-wander

1
8

The Halloween party was pretty fun this year! It was not nearly as crowded this year as it has been in previous years, which made it more comfortable and mellow. This year we brought down our costumes from the States instead of making something or ...

King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica travel blog

King George Island

A travel blog entry by gaijingirl

King ...

REPORT: March of the Elephant Seals, Barrientos Island, Antarctica travel blog

REPORT: March of the Elephant Seals

A travel blog entry by friesendm

29

WAI Leader’s Adventure Log December 14, 2009 21.30 hours Latitude: 65 14’ S Longitude: 066 15.35’ W Many of us have seen the amazing story of the Emperor Penguins in the movie “March of the Penguins.”  ...

McMurdo Base, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

McMurdo Base

A travel blog entry by bgibson

12

I stayed one more night in McMurdo before leaving Antarctica. The weather was excellent. The icebreaker had already come in, to get the supply ships in. Once they break a channel through the ice the whole bay clears out, so I could see a ton of blue water ...

65 Degrees South, Almirante Brown Station, Antarctica travel blog

65 Degrees South

A travel blog entry by sjl901

156

... tip of Weicke Island round into the southern entrance to the Neumayer Cahnnel, passing the small British base of Port Lockroy where Antarctica's only Post Office is located. For the next few hours we enjoyed a beautiful leisurely cruise up the channel, ...

8 Below, Brown Bluff, Antarctica travel blog

8 Below

A travel blog entry by nicole.duncan

6

It was 8 below when we got up this morning but rose to about -2. Waking up and seeing huge icebergs and sea ice several miles long was incredible. The blues in some of the older bergs was especially breath taking. We anchored off of Brown Bluff in the ...

We crossed the Drake Passage! Aitcho Islands, Aitcho Islands, Antarctica travel blog

We crossed the Drake Passage! Aitcho Islands

A travel blog entry by dionea

3

... Frances Drake who first wondered in these treacherous waters in 1580, this passage between the Southern tip of South America and Antarctica truly has something of a buccaneer's spirit. It is known as the wildest and the worst water passage on our planet. ...

Polar plunge..., South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Polar plunge...

A travel blog entry by kemy08

5

Today was the day.. We were told in the briefing last night that today we would be visiting deception island, and everyone on ship knew that meant one thing... The polar plunge! There is a beach at deception island called pendulum cove where they always ...

Last day :(, South Pole, Antarctica travel blog

Last day :(

A travel blog entry by kemy08

2

... happy! So ill start again.. Today's isn't technically our last day of the trip, but it is our last day actually in Antarctica. It's our last chance to go ashore as this evening we head back into drakes passage and then two days of straight (and hopefully ...

Antarctica - cold paradise, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica travel blog

Antarctica - cold paradise

A travel blog entry by robynexploring

6
5

 I am already back in Buenos Aires after the Antarctic leg of our travels.  I cannot begin to explain the impact of Antarctica on me and just about every other one of the 130ish people on our gorgeous ship, Expedition.  It was a trip where ...

Penguin Highway, Whales and Antarctica Weather, Deception Island, Antarctica travel blog

Penguin Highway, Whales and Antarctica Weather

A travel blog entry by meclayt

9

The next day was very windy (a constant 35mph) wind, creating lots of waves, which made for a very interesting ride on our rafts (they were actually called Zodiacs). They were flat bottomed boats with an inflated tube around the edge to sit on. It was a ...

Jan 31, 2016, Antarctica, Antarctica travel blog

Jan 31, 2016

A travel blog entry by batiz

170

Palmer Station, Lemaire Channel, Palmer Station, Antarctica travel blog

Palmer Station, Lemaire Channel

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear

10

It was still snowing when we woke up.  Today was an early wake up call at 06:30.  So we could get to Palmer Station.   It was the first station visit of the trip.  Palmer only allows 8 boats a year to dock.   The sea ...

The Rise of Ancient Evil and His Fall, Babbalabashabalabadingdong, Antarctica travel blog

The Rise of Ancient Evil and His Fall

A travel blog entry by noobiepwnz

Introduction: The land of Babbalabashabalabadingdong was a peaceful place..... before. It had lots of green trees, and many villages that would live happily. There were always lots of flowers and it was always a bright and happy place. The land itself ...

Whalewatching in Wilhelmina Bay, Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica travel blog

Whalewatching in Wilhelmina Bay

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

78

... Africa, western Australia, and New Zealand. There are an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 humpback whales worldwide, according to the Antarctica Cruising Guide. Their lifespan is 70 to 80 years. Some kayakers came out of the water and onto our Zodiac at 5:00. ...

Nov 22, 2012, Danco Island, Antarctica travel blog

Nov 22, 2012

A travel blog entry by evs1210

61

More Funny Penguins and Galloping Ice, Neumayer Channel, Almirante Brown, Skontorp Cove & Neko, Antarctica travel blog

More Funny Penguins and Galloping Ice

A travel blog entry by jmabro

30

... characters and going's on :-) We then got our first experience of what can suddenly happen in somewhere as remote as Antarctica: we had been told that the nearby glacier would constantly have ice cracking and carving off into the water. This would be ...

Stinky, Smelly, Sweet Pea, and Snowmobiles, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica travel blog

Stinky, Smelly, Sweet Pea, and Snowmobiles

A travel blog entry by austin451

3

... ; The National Science Foundation realized years ago that despite the ridiculous polar conditions and virtually unmapped territory of interior Antarctica, it is much cheaper to send supply vehicles overland than to fly.  Thus the South Pole Traverse ...

Gerlache Straight, Gerlache Straight, Antarctica travel blog

Gerlache Straight

A travel blog entry by tammyandevan

12

Sunday, January 25, 2009 Magnificent.  Majestic.  Pristine.  These are the words that describe what we saw today.  It's amazing how beautiful a bunch of ice and mountains can look when we simply don't mess it up.   We awoke ...

More pictures of arrival and around town, McMurdo Station, Antarctica travel blog

More pictures of arrival and around town

A travel blog entry by chuckjeanfl

3
36

... Discovery Expedition of 1901–1904 in 1902 and is located at Hut Point on Ross Island by McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Visitors to Antarctica, arriving at either the US Base at McMurdo or New Zealand's Scott Base are likely to encounter Discovery ...

Last day landing and thermal swim for the insane, Paradise Harbour, Antarctica travel blog

Last day landing and thermal swim for the insane

A travel blog entry by chakotai

32

... also be around for many generations to come. :) Back on board and sailing back through Neptune's Bellows.... Last landing, last look at Antarctica - what an indescribable place this is, what an amazing experience this has been - I am so glad I came and I ...

Sort by Newest Best first