Big Ice is Beautiful
Ice in the polar regions is nothing like the ice on a local pond in winter; nothing like skating rink ice or ice in a cocktail glass. Ice in the Arctic and Antarctic is thicker, taller, heavier and older than ice anwhere else on Earth. Yet it is fickle, and sometime elusive. Polar ice moves, contracts and expands. Wind and water currents can turn polar ice into a relentless enemy, yet it is friend to polar bears, penguins and walrus.
The Best Places to See Big Ice in the Arctic
- Spitsbergen - Norway's Arctic Paradise
- Greenland - More icebergs are calved in Greenland than anywhere else in the Arctic
The Best Time to see Big Ice in Antarctica is November
Spring arrives in Antarctica in October. By November, the continent is shaking off the darkness of winter. Days are growing longer. The mountains of the Lemaire Channel are iced with snow. Pack ice bobs in small bays. The continent is pristine. There is no more beautiful time to visit Antarctica to photograph Big Ice.
You have a choice of 3 distinct itineraries:
- Antarctic Explorer - 11 or 12 days in the Peninsula
- Crossing the Circle - 15 days pushing south below the Antarctic Circle
- Explorers' Quest - 20 days - the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Big Ice is Big Value
Early season travel in the polar regions always cost less than travel later in the season. Yet, the adventure is the same - landings, hikes and great wildlife viewing.