We spend four days taking in Antarctica’s white-blue icebergs, towering walls of ice, snowy mountain ranges, and amazing land and sea life. We’re always sure to keep our cameras at the ready as our highly maneuverable small ship wends its way among islands, bays, and channels. This is a stark landscape of heady breathtaking terrain; truly, this is a travel experience unlike any other. 99 percent of the planet’s ice is here, as much as 4000 meters thick in spots. In winter, these lands are isolated even further by the sea ice forming off the coast - virtually doubling the size of the continent. In summer, Antarctica becomes a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales, and seals that, for the rest of the year, spend their time at sea. Most wildlife species here thrive on the cornerstone species krill. The krill population in the Southern Ocean, in total, represents the largest biomass from one species on Earth — including human beings.
People often find themselves humbled in the grand presence of Antarctica. Imagination alone is not a sufficient tool to “get the picture” — as many Antarctic travelers have noted, “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.” It is important to remember that every visit to the continent of Antarctica is an expedition. Even the MS Midnatsol, one of the most comfortable Antarctic expedition platforms in existence, needs to be pragmatic; landing adjustments, route alterations, and plans may change we go along. This also means that we will take advantage of the often excellent conditions — spend time ashore, on the water with kayaks, or simply cruise amongst groups of whales. On land, our expedition team will explain what you see and help you avoid disturbing the surrounding nature and wildlife.
4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners