Celebrate Christmas in AntarcticaAntarctica
No matter where you have been on your travels nothing quite compares to the magic of Antarctica. The blistering cold, enormous ice shelves, mountain ranges and diverse wildlife make it a bucket-list destination for adventurous travellers. Now imagine voyaging out to this remote wilderness to celebrate Christmas there, aboard a Hurtigruten vessel dripping in style and creature comforts no less. It's all possible on Bentours' White Christmas with Penguins tour and, with the team's 125 years of polar-water experience, its set to be the best Christmas ever.
From Ushuaia in Argentina, you'll cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica where ice and snow reign. From the deck there are ample opportunities to sight an array of wildlife including whales, penguins, and native birds, as well as sidling up close to jaw-dropping glacier formations. It's impossible to be prepare for the visit to Half Moon Island, a staggeringly photogenic isle blessed with some of the most beautiful Antarctic scenery imaginable; and Yankee Harbour, with its large colony of Gentoo Penguins.
When Christmas Day finally dawns, it will be a unique mix of exciting activities among the ice and penguins, combined with traditional Norwegian celebrations on board. Tuck into a special lunch followed by a walk to the top of a snow-covered hill set within a glaciated bay or a cruise among icebergs. Whatever you choose, this is a Christmas you'll never forget.
Among all the Christmas festivities, there will be plenty of activities planned to help you experience the best of Antarctica. Enjoy action-packed days of hiking, kayaking, stepping on shore to see penguins and glaciers, and searching for unique wildlife such as leopard seals.
The sense of wonder you will experience in Antarctica, and the pure joy of celebrating Christmas with friends old and new, make this one of the world’s greatest trips.
- Exploring the wonders of Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and Cuverville Island
- You’re not on the same pole as Santa, but the Christmas Day celebrations here will be just as festive
- Taking advantage of the on-board expedition photography lessons so you can capture moments of this incredible experience to take home with you
- The Antarctica Peninsula has some of the most extreme weather conditions in the world. If you don’t like the cold this trip may not be for you
The 17-day White Christmas with Penguins tour departs on 13 December 2019. Prices start from US$8265 per person.