Trip reference number: 153

Trip Operator: Quark Expeditions

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

From: £12100

A short, comfortable flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica has you with boots on the ground in no time, overtaken by the sheer magnitude of the 7th Continent. Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, you’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to exquisite solitude to incredible gratitude for the wonder of it all. You may go in search of whales and find yourself bearing witness to a glacier calving. Or you may plan to climb one more peak for a better vantage point and find yourself in a rookery of curious penguins. Antarctica will leave you in awe, but it won’t leave you unchanged. Note: Antarctic Circle crossings in the early part of the season are heavily dependent on ice conditions


  • Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle
  • Take advantage of optional polar camping along the Peninsula
  • Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists


Multiple itineraries and dates operate - check tour operator website for full details

  • Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle: 11 Day Itinerary
  • Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle: 11 Day Itinerary (from Santiago)

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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