5 reasons to visit Antarctica at Christmas

  1. A guaranteed white Christmas
  2. It's a wonderful time to visit, just as the penguin chicks are hatching
  3. Over 22 hours of daylight each day maximises time to explore
  4. You may be able to take advantage of public holidays in the Christmas break
  5. By late December/ early January humpback whales have returned to Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula Voyages - Christmas 2021

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Antarctic wildlife at Christmas

During December, the density of wildlife increases with penguin rookeries at their busiest. Migrating whales begin returning from warmer waters and penguin chicks hatch from mid-December on the Peninsula. Seal sightings increase as they search for the perfect mate. All in all, this is a bustling time to visit the white continent, ideal for wildlife photography, and for numerous sightings of Antarctica's iconic species.

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Antarctic weather at Christmas

By December, temperatures are warming, and hours of daylight are increasing. By Christmas time, it is the height of the Antarctic summer, but that's not to say you won't need layers and warm clothing! The weather on the white continent is notoriously changeable. Despite this, you can expect more sunshine and blue skies, with temperatures in the range of -1 to 5 degrees celsius.

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Fly & Cruise Voyages - Christmas 2021

A two-hour flight transports you to Antarctica where your expedition ship and floating hotel awaits you. You'll then spend a number of days exploring the white continent.

Falklands & South Georgia - Christmas 2021

Polar Circle Voyages - Christmas 2021

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