Antarctica is a land of ice - 99% of the continent is covered by ice up to 3 miles thick in places. It is the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on earth. Even though Antarctica is mostly covered by ice, there is also a lot of rock exposure, where igneous, sedimentary and volcanic rocks can all be found. In some key locations there are also fossils to be found. The most dramatic geological feature of the Antarctic Peninsula is undoubtedly the active volcano of Deception Island, which is one of only two places in the world where a ship can sail into the caldera of an active volcano.
Trips to Antarctica are via Expedition Cruise ship and GeoWorld Travel passengers will share the ship with other passengers who have booked through other companies. These trips are multi-focus trips in an exceptional geological area. Most trips have an on-board geologist who will give geology and glaciology lectures. To gauge the geological content of each trip please refer to the hammer rating described below.
GeoWorld Travel's Director James Cresswell previously guided on over 50 trips to Antarctica including in the Ross and Weddell Seas.
If there is anything you would like to know about these trips please make contact and James would be very happy to help you book on the trip that would be right for you.