Antarctica at last!
Blue icebergs floating by, the sun shining and views over huge and snow-covered mountain ranges along the ship. There was no doubt where our travellers found themselves - at last they had reached Antarctica!
Our first morning started with a landing at Mikkelsen harbour where we visited an unmanned Argentine cabin and a Gentoop penguin colony. The site was discovered by Otto Nordenskjöld during his Swedish Antarctic expedition. The harbour was later used as a whaling station and was therefore renamed after the Norwegian captain Klarius Mikkelsen.
When we left Mikkelsen harbour behind us to continue southward, penguins swam along the ship and from the bow we even spotted orcas!
Heidi Lähteenmäki SanderExpedition planner & Travel consultant email@example.com
600 miles south of Cape Horn we find the world’s most isolated and remote wilderness – Antarctica. The grand and beautiful Antarctic landscape leaves its visitors in awe. The continent and surrounding islands are home to millions of penguins, seals and whales. Worth mentioning is the subantarctic island of South Georgia, a haven for anyone interested in wildlife and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth.