From Ushuaia we head northeast to the Falkland Islands. This archipelago of over 400 islands is an important breeding ground for penguins, elephant seals and sea lions and an abundance of seabirds along the endless beaches, including the blackbrowed albatross. We spend time in Stanley, the most isolated capital in the world, and learn about the island’s heritage. South Georgia ’The Alps in mid-ocean’ Often described as the gem of the Southern Ocean, the splendour of South Georgia is hard to describe - stunning snow capped mountain landscapes, deep fjords, tousled tussock grasses and wild beaches all combine to provide superb stunning photo opportunities. Here is the most important colony of king penguins, fur seals and elephant seals and it is estimated that over 10 million sea birds visit South Georgia each year. During the spring months the hillsides are carpeted with wild flowers. The islands are steeped in the history of Antarctic exploration and here we find the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, possibly the most€complished and courageous of all polar explorers. We push further south and on to Antarctica. En route we hope to visit a wealth of evocative locations, such as the British research station of Port Lockroy in the silent Neumayer Channel, the sunken caldera of Deception Island, the rookeries of Chinstrap, see AdÉlie, Macaroni and Gentoo penguins on bluffs, points and bays along the way, and perhaps even swim in the hot springs of Pendulum Cove.
Sail to the Falkland Islands - explore this incredible archipelago
Follow in the footsteps of Shackleton - to the shores of South Georgia
Prolific wildlife - view colonies of king penguins, fur & elephant seals
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