Antarctica – Beyond the Polar Circle – Wilkins Ice Shelf – Aurora Australis

Oceanwide Expeditions
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 16 days
Departure Ushuaia, Argentina

This Antarctica – Beyond the Polar Circle – Wilkins Ice Shelf – Aurora Australis voyage is a true expedition, visiting a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. Explore many of the places discovered by Adrien de Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899).

This voyage leaves Ushuaia and heads straight beyond Antarctic Circle, where we aim to spend the rest of the trip. The variety of landings and wilderness in this region are rivaled by few other places on Earth. You will see Antarctic ice shelves, land on islands where few people have set foot, and enjoy this awe-inspiring area far from the beaten track of regular Antarctic cruises. 

Oceanwide Expeditions in a fantastic polar expert company that runs ship-based expeditions and are known for being the inventors of Basecamp Antarctica itineraries. Their goal is to take you off the ship and into the action as often as possible, allowing for maximum shore time with activities designed to accommodate a range of experience and fitness levels.

Oceanwide strives for close-contact, twice-daily outings on land and at sea (and sometimes below it). Their expert crew and nimble, ice-strengthened ships allow for safe passage, speedy disembarkations, and supremely flexible itineraries. Their fleet includes the smaller and refurbished M/V Ortelius and M/V Plancius as well as the new M/V Hondius.

Unsure if this Antarctica – Beyond the Polar Circle – Wilkins Ice Shelf – Aurora Australis itinerary is right for you? See our Antarctica destination overview for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.


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  • DateMar 21 - Apr 05, 2025
    Duration16 days
    SizeSmall (108 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation10 Boats | 2 Points
    From$10,500USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices


Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2 - 3
Drake Passage
Day 4
Antarctic Peninsula
Day 5
Detaille Island
Day 6
Pourquoi Pas
Horseshoe Island
Days 7 - 10
Wilkins Ice Shelf
Day 11
Jenny Island
Day 12
Lagoon and Mikkelsen Island
Days 13 - 15
Drake Passage
Day 16
Ushuaia, Argentina


– Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated
– All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
– All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
– Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
– Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
– Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
– Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
– All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
– Comprehensive pre-departure material

– Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
– Pre- and post- land arrangements
– Government arrival and departure taxes
– Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
– The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).