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
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Antarctica in December

Christmas in Antarctica

A fantastic time to visit the 7th Continent for a guaranteed white Christmas! Enjoy festive hosting onboard your expedition vessel, as well as plenty of wildlife sightings to keep your experience magical. The weather is excellent in the festive time period, and with penguin chicks beginning to hatch, you'll certainly have lots of photographs to treasure your time at the end of the world.

Know which year you want to travel?

If you know when you want to explore the White Continent you can find your perfect trip on our specially dedicated year pages:

Alternatively you can browse the December trips for each year in the carousels below.

Christmas Antarctica Cruises in 2021

Christmas Antarctica Cruises in 2022

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