Don’t Leave Home without Them
What to Pack
Consider the Weather
You will be traveling to the coastal regions of Antarctica during the southern summer, when conditions are mild, and changeable. Enjoyable sunny days can swiftly change to cold, windy storms with snow flurries and rolling seas.
Getting to the Arctic with Quark Expeditions® involves travel through a major gateway, such as Helsinki, Finland, or Toronto, Canada. Our embarkation and stopover cities are destinations in themselves; use these tips to get the most out of your time in your travel gateway city.
This guest post is from Kellie Netherwood, who travelled on the Ocean Diamond from 26 December 2012 to 14 January 2013 on the Explorers & Kings Expedition, visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Kellie shares her travel and photography experiences to inspire others to create their own at Destination Unknown . Her website features a section dedicated to her recent Antarctica travels and she shares some of her experiences with us here, including helpful tips for first time Quark passengers.
Editor's Note: If you are planning a visit to Antarctica, you'll find yourself making your way to Ushuaia, Argentina, commonly referred to as the "southernmost city in the world". This is the city where many of Quark's Antarctic voyages depart from. We asked Angela Buchberger, our Merchandise Manager to tell us a little about "Fin del Mundo" (the "End of the world"), and she offered up some fantastic travel tips.