October

Weather

October marks the beginning of the Antarctic cruise season. The weather is still harsh, with temperatures often below freezing.

Wildlife

Wildlife encounters are less frequent in October, but the pristine snow and ice landscapes offer a unique spectacle.

November

Weather

November sees the start of the austral summer. The weather begins to warm up, and the sea ice starts to break up, allowing for expedition cruises.

Wildlife

In November, penguins start nesting and protecting their eggs. The fresh snowfall during this time can make for incredible photos.

December

Weather

December is one of the most popular months to visit Antarctica. The weather is at its warmest, and daylight extends for almost 24 hours.

Wildlife

By December, visitors are more likely to see penguin hatchlings. The extended daylight also allows for more wildlife spotting opportunities.

January

Weather

January continues the trend of warm weather and extended daylight.

Wildlife

January is an excellent time for penguin watching, as many penguin chicks start to hatch.

February

Weather

February maintains the warm temperatures of the summer months, but the days start to get shorter.

Wildlife

February is the best time for whale watching in Antarctica.

March

Weather

March sees the end of the austral summer. The weather begins to cool down, and the days continue to shorten.

Wildlife

Wildlife encounters become less frequent in March, but it’s still possible to spot some species.

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