Essential Information

There's a wealth of information you might need to know before you travel to Antarctica; below you will find what we think is most important for you to know before your exciting trip ahead.

Visas & Travel Documentation

Visas & Travel Documentation

Your nationality and what passport you will be travelling will influence whether you need to apply for a visa to the South American country you are departing from for Antarctica. …

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Flights

Flights

Getting to your cruise starting location will most likely involve some air travel. Since the majority of cruises embark in either Ushuaia or Punta Arenas, we've compiled a brief …

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Health & Illness

Health & Illness

Worried about getting ill on your trip to Antarctica? Read Swoop's advice on staying fit and healthy while you're in Antarctica and the necessary preparations.

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Insurance

Insurance

Travel insurance is extremely important when traveling to Antarctica and is a mandatory requirement for all travelers. Travel insurance is not included in the price of your trip. …

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Useful Information

As well as the essential information you need to know, there is a lot of other useful information to find out before you travel; below you'll find some interesting information to help you further plan your trip.

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Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

This is the classic way to see Antarctica, and most cruises take you only to this part of Antarctica. A typical cruise will start out from Ushuaia and explore all that the …

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Antarctica Cruises

Antarctica Cruises

We've teamed up with some of the best cruise operators so that you can choose from over 80 cruise itineraries based on your dates, budget and appetite for adventure.

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A guide to Antarctic travel

A guide to Antarctic travel

Extending almost 14 million square kilometres, the Antarctic ice sheet is the largest single mass of ice on Earth and is twice as big as Australia, with ice up to 2.5 miles thick …

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The Best Time to Visit Antarctica

The Best Time to Visit Antarctica

Antarctica is accessible to visitors from November - March, each month however has its own particular characteristics. Swoop's Weather & Wildlife Guides can help you decide …

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