Antarctica – the 7th Continent
A completely unique journey to the frozen continent
For those who dream of visiting the 7th continent of the globe, and who are at the same time extremely price-conscious, we have gathered the highlights of one perfect trip to Antarctica. This is a completely unique offer; a single departure that makes it possible to visit the frozen continent in the off-season, when the weather is a little colder and clearer.
Antarctica’s off-season offers its own treasures: There is still plenty of life here, and in the cool air the colors are razor sharp in the landscape. Humpback whales mingle in crayfish in the waves, while penguins enjoy themselves on land – your camera will love it!
Antarctica is raw, isolated nature, and it takes two days of sailing from the southern tip of Argentina to get here. The journey goes with the 89 meter long icebreaker, MV Plancius, which has a limited capacity of only 116 passengers, divided into 53 cabins.
According to watchtutorials.org, Antarctica is where the overwhelming nature documentaries unfold live: the icebergs tower against the sky, the entire landscape is covered in a clean, white carpet, and in the water, ice surfaces and huge blocks of ice glide calmly away.
Join us on a magical Tourist journey to Antarctica – the 7th continent. Note that there is only one departure at this amazing price.
Before leaving for Antarctica
A trip to Antarctica is something very special ─ and this is not only based on the continent’s spectacular natural phenomena. A continent as cold as Antarctica is not suitable for permanent settlement. In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine. ” The people who stay in Antarctica for a long time are often stationed in connection with research of the endless snow landscape.
Over the years, several countries have tried to claim parts of Antarctica. This has led to mutual agreements between the countries researching Antarctica, but there is no formal division of the continent. Therefore, it can be super difficult to figure out which passports and visa rules apply to Antarctica, which currency you must bring and which vaccinations you must receive before departure. Read on below and get smarter.
Passport & Visa
When you travel to Antarctica with Tourist Travel, we first fly to Ushuaia in Argentina. From here we board the beautiful cruise ship and set course for nature’s finest snow landscape. Therefore, it is Argentina’s passport and visa rules that apply to you on your Argentina trip.
It is visa-free to travel to Argentina for 90 days. Therefore, visa is not something you need to think about when signing up for one of our Antarctic trips. However, we always recommend all our travelers to check the visa rules for the destination country before booking the trip. This can be done at um.dk. Your passport must also be valid for the entire stay.
Vaccination when traveling to Antarctica
Depending on which countries you have to stop over in, on your trip to Antarctica, it will vary which vaccinations you are recommended to get before departure. On your Tourist journey to Antarctica fly in to Argentina, from where we continue by ship towards Antarctica.
Therefore, it is the vaccination requirements that apply to Argentina that you should lean on, however.
Currency in Antarctica
If you travel with Tourist Travel to Antarctica, you will join a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. This part of Antarctica belongs to British Antarctica (BAT).
The few places in Antarctica where you can risk having your wallet in your pocket, you can therefore use British pounds (GBP). Note, however, that both Argentina and Chile actually claim even the same area of Antarctica. However, there are a few countries that recognize this.
Languages in Antarctica
There are 30 different countries represented in Antarctica. A total of 80 different research stations have been built around the continent.
During the summer months, about 4,000 people live in Antarctica, whereas during the winter months of the continent only about 1,000 people live. Therefore, many different languages are spoken in Antarctica. Primarily, however, communication is in English.
Time difference between Antarctica and Denmark
Antarctica has no official time zone. Research stations instead use the time zones that they find most practical. For example, the Amundsen-Scott station uses New Zealand standard time because supplies are flown in from New Zealand. Other research stations use the time zone of their home country. In official documents or when communicating between research stations, Greenwich Mean Time is always used.