Brown Bluff

Brown Bluff is a million-year-old volcano which gets its name from its brown/black slopes. It can be found on the South-western coast of the Antarctic Sound. Known as a tuya, a flat-topped and steep-sided volcano that has erupted from within a glacier, it is a very unusual sight, and in fact there are quite rare worldwide.

Many Antarctic cruises run excursions in zodiac boats to Brown Bluff. Brown Bluff is the perfect spot for that close-up penguin shot that you've been waiting for, as this volcano island has a pebble beach where you can get up close to Adelie penguins as they make their way out to sea. Brown Bluff is particularly beautiful when covered in snow.

Map of Brown Bluff

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Trips that visit Brown Bluff