The travel season to Antarctica is approximately 5 months long from late October to late March or the first few days of April. Each of these months brings different highlights and potential experiences for those intrepid travellers wanting to explore.
Ice conditions, wildlife, temperature and price are all factors that vary depending on travel dates. The chart provides an overview of seasonality considerations.
For example, very icy conditions at the beginning of the season mean you cannot reach the Polar Circle, however, the tradeoffs are stunningly beautiful and pristine landscapes as few people will have reached that spot yet. If you are a photographer, this could be a fantastic option for you. On the other hand, if you are an adventurer who wants to tick of having reached the Antarctic Polar Circle, then the first voyage of the season is not the right choice as pack ice will not have melted enough to allow for the journey so far south.