Antarctic Peninsula

A setting of incomparable beauty, Antarctica is an unforgettable destination and one of the few untouched places in the world. Your days here will be spent cruising deep-blue waters known for their breaching whales and icebergs the size of ships.

The region has some fascinating wildlife. Penguins are found in their thousands, along with whales, seals, and a large number of birds.

Tourism Antarctic Peninsula
Tourism Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula, known as O’Higgins Land in Chile and Tierra de San Martín in Argentina, and originally as Graham Land in the United Kingdom and the Palmer Peninsula in the United States, is the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica.

The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the larger peninsula of West Antarctica, protruding 1,300 km (810 miles) from a line between Cape Adams (Weddell Sea) and a point on the mainland south of the Eklund Islands. Beneath the ice sheet that covers it, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a string of bedrock islands; these are separated by deep channels whose bottoms lie at depths considerably below current sea level. They are joined by a grounded ice sheet. Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, is about 1,000 km (620 miles) away across the Drake Passage. Wikipedia

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