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The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea.

Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, until it comes above sea-level at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Mystical Antarctic scenery with Adélie penguins © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions Mystical Antarctic scenery with Adélie penguins © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions Enlarge image
Mystical Antarctic scenery with Adélie penguins © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions

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  • Mystical Antarctic scenery with Adélie penguins © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Group of Adélie penguins ready to take a plunge © Jan Veen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic terns on an ice floe © Siegfried Woldhek-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic terns on an ice floe © Siegfried Woldhek-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Grooming Blue-eyed shags © Jan Veen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Blue-eyed shages on an ice floe © Siegfried Woldhek-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Chinstrap penguin © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Chinstrap penguin © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Chinstrap penguin © Franco Banfi-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Lounging Chinstrap penguin © Franco Banfi-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Group of Chinstrap penguins ready to take a plunge © Jan Veen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Rusty old whale oil tanks in Whalers Bay, Deception Island © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Rusty old remains of the whaling station boilers on Whalers Bay, Deception Island © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Kayaking at Dorian Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, vessel PlanciusPlancius © Jean Pierre Sylvestre-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoo penguin with chick © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoo penguin with chick © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoo penguin feeding chick © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Colony of Gentoo penguins © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoo penguins on a rocky Antarctic beach © Miss Scuba-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoos in the snow, Antarctic Peninsula © Sandra Petrowitz-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Lounging Gentoo penguins © M & M van der Hulst-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Gentoo penguin under a beautiful clear blue sky © Franco Banfi-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Moulting Gentoo penguin chick © Miss Scuba-oceanwide Expeditions
  • Observing the Gentoo penguin © Sandra Petrowitz-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Humpback whales © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Humpback whale © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Humpback whales © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Humpback whale © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Humpback whales © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • The Leopard seal © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • The Leopard seal © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Lounging Leopard seal © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Orca are also seen in teh Antarctic waters © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Orca © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Small Orca group © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Plancius at Paradise Harbour © Robert van Poppelen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Port Lockroy © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic scenery © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic scenery, sun with clouds © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic scenery, with the Antarctic water like a mirror © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic Peninsula with snow-capped mountains © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic panoramic view © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • One of the many icebergs floating around you in Antarctic waters © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctica, rocks & snow-capped mountains © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Antarctic scenery, with the Antarctic waters like a mirror © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Perfect weather for our Antarctic expeditions © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Majestic blue iceberg © Hanneke Dallmeijer-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Orange / pink coloured sky, Antarctic sunset  © Jan Veen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Surreal looking image of a blue iceberg in a somewhat dramatic Antarctic background © Miss Scuba-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Zodiac cruising among huge icebergs © Miss Scuba-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Waiting on a rocky Antarctic beach for the zodiac pick up © M & M van der Hulst-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Cruising through Antarctic waters © Siegfried Woldhek-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Beautiful image of mv Plancius in Anatarctica © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Enjoying the fantastic view that Antarctica provides you © Sandra Petrowitz-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Whale skeleton © Franco Banfi-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Enjoying a zodiac cruise in stunning Antarctic weather © Joerg Ehrlich-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Preparing the zodiacs © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Zodiac landing at Neko Harbour, Antarctica, vessel mv Ortelius © Elke Lindner-Oceanwide Expeditions

The peninsula consists of an 800 kilometres (500 mile) long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 2,800 metres (9,186 feet), and numerous off-lying islands. The Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overload by the huge amount of ice-bergs.

The Highlights

These are the things one must definitely see in Antarctic Peninsula.

Deception Island

Deception Island

Deception Island is a volcanic island in the South Shetland Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Whalers Bay

Whalers Bay

In a small bay inside the caldera of Deception Island, remains can be seen from a…

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An Amazing Range of Activities

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Practical Information

What you need to know about traveling to Antarctic Peninsula.

What is the weather like?

During the Austral summer temperatures as high as 15°C (59°F) have been recorded at the west side of the peninsula, however, the average temperature is around 2°C (36°F).

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