The Antarctic lies far away from the civilised world and is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a spectacular wilderness of snow, ice and rock: the last, large eco system on the planet.
In Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, we begin our expedition by cruise ship to some of the most remote locations in the Antarctic.
The boat makes its way along the coastline of a land of icebergs, glaciers and snow covered islands on the coldest, driest and most deserted continent on Earth.
The journey through the Lemaire Channel is one of the most spectacular maritime passages one could ever experience. Everything looks absolutely newly-created. The channel is about fifteen kilometres long and up to a hundred metres wide, with snow covered islands and icebergs.
Well sheltered between huge icebergs and the immense glaciers of the high mainland mountains, is Paradise Bay that, as its name suggests, is a place of calm as well as being a natural harbour.
Elephant Island is the northernmost of the South Shetland Islands, the last bastion of the Antarctic that towers majestically from amid the Antarctic Ocean and is inhabited by penguins and seals.
Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands, a far-flung outpost of the former British Empire. The region contains seven hundred islands of which twenty nine are inhabited.
The ship’s passengers are mesmerised by the spell of the Arctic Circle, by its wildlife, its unique beauty and dramatic landscapes. The grand adventure comes to an end. Long live Antarctica!