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Antarctica 101 – The Basics on Traveling to the Great White Continent

Thu April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT


Thu April 6, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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Let’s Start with the Basics
How big is Antarctica and how many people live there? Antarctica is bigger than the United States and Mexico put together, with a summer population of only 4,000 people. (That’s fewer than the number of passengers some big white cruise ships carry!) But it’s not simply size and lack of people that makes Antarctica vastly different from any other place on Earth. It’s also the highest, driest, coldest, windiest, and brightest continent in the world. So, in short, it’s a one-of-a-kind destination – and that’s before we even mention the penguins and whales you’ll find there. This isn’t a drive-by cruise where you peek out the porthole at wildlife – Hurtigruten has plenty of itineraries that put you on the ice, face to beak with its curious and adorable tuxedoed residents. Of course, we’re sure you still have many questions, such as “How do I get there?” and “How soon can I get there?” That’s why our Antarctica experts are hosting a webinar on April 6 to discuss travel to Antarctica, what you’ll experience once you’re there, and much more.
In this webinar, you will learn:

Preparation: What to pack and what is included as part of a Hurtigruten cruise.

Once you’re there: Hurtigruten’s special access to Antarctica and several different itineraries to choose from.

Before or after Antarctica: Want to see the Chilean fjords and Patagonia? Buenos Aires? Santiago de Chile? Montevideo, Uruguay? The Falkland Islands? South Georgia? Our different itineraries allow you to pick the places you most want to see – in addition to the untouched wilderness of Antarctica.

Weather and sea conditions: What to expect, the best times of year to see specific wildlife, and how to combat seasickness.

Expert guidance: The advantages of traveling with an expedition team.

What you will see: Icebergs, glaciers, mountains, whales, seals, penguins, and much more.

Activities: Kayaking, hiking, and even camping on Antarctica!