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

Approaching Neptune's Bellows, Deception Island, South Shetlands, Antarctica

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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Staying Healthy

Paradise Bay, Antarctica

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 travelling to Antarctica and is a mandatory requirement for all travellers. 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.

Photography

Photography

Swoop’s advice on all things photography, from choosing the right lens to extending your battery life in cold weather.

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