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3 sights in Antarctica you won't want to miss

3 sights in Antarctica you won't want to miss

3 sights in Antarctica you won't want to miss

28 Aug 2018 Ocean Cruise, Tours, Travel Tips

Antarctica's beauty makes you feel small. It's an area at the will of the elements and wildlife. Untouched mountains stand guard protecting penguins, whales and some of the most amazing ice towers you'll ever see. Visiting Antarctica is taking a conscious step away from the buzz of the real world, and diving into genuine serenity.

With so much beauty it can be hard to whittle down your list of must-sees. Don't worry, we'll get you started with three of our favourite sights in Antarctica.

Lemaire Channel

Affectionately nicknamed the 'Kodak Gap' for its picture-perfect scenery, the Lemaire Channel is a steep-sided channel that runs for 11 km between the mountains of Booth Island and the Peninsula.

It's one of Antarctica's landmark spots for good reason. The water is almost always calm and reflects the cliffs and glaciers that rise out of the water on either side of the channel in a perfect mirror like fashion. The scenery isn't limited to glaciers though, the Lemaire Channel is also one of the most famous spots to see whales. Keep an eye out for these magnificent creatures as you cruise through this feat of nature.

Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay is a definite favourite for Zodiac cruising in Antarctica. These voyages are primarily defined as explorations - where participants spend as much time ashore as possible.

Climbing the hill will give you a phenomenal view of the glaciers, and an enviable photo opportunity. With majestic icebergs and reflections of the surrounding mountains in the water, Paradise Harbor truly lives up to its name and is a must-see on your journey through Antarctica.

Blood Falls

These bright-red waterfalls have long been a visual spectacle in the Antarctic. Spilling from the Taylor Glacier in McMurdo's Dry Valleys, the falls get their colour from tiny, iron-packed microbes that were frozen in time when the glacier closed around them about two million years ago.

The fissure in the glacier allows the water to flow out, creating one of the most striking sights in all of Antarctica - a five-story, blood-red waterfall spilling over pure white snow. You can view this incredible sight either via a helicopter from McMurdo Station or a cruise expedition via the Ross Sea.

Check out our infographic below for more unforgettable sights in Antarctica or reach out to one of our agents to book a trip to this beautiful continent!

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