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Falkland-Inseln – Südgeorgien – Antarktische Halbinsel

Begegne mindestens sechs Pinguinarten

PLA20-24 Eine Kreuzfahrt zu den Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien und der Antarktischen Halbinsel. Sehen Sie einige der schönsten Tierarten der Erde. Diese Reise wird Ihnen mindestens 6 Pinguinarten und eine ganze Menge antarktischer Robben näher bringen!

m/v Plancius

MS Plancius

Reisezeit:

18 Okt - 7 Nov, 2024

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13350 USD

Falkland-Inseln – Südgeorgien – Antarktische Halbinsel

Begegne mindestens sechs Pinguinarten

PLA24-24 Diese Reise zu den Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien und der antarktischen Halbinsel ist ein wahr gewordener Traum für Tierliebhaber. Die Expedition erkundet eines der letzten ungezähmten Gebiete der Erde - ein Land mit wildromantischen Landschaften und einer...

m/v Plancius

MS Plancius

Reisezeit:

6 Dez - 25 Dez, 2024

Liegeplätze ab:

16500 USD

Falkland-Inseln – Südgeorgien – Antarktische Halbinsel

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OTL25-25 Diese Reise zu den Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien und der antarktischen Halbinsel ist ein wahr gewordener Traum für Tierliebhaber. Die Expedition erkundet eines der letzten ungezähmten Gebiete der Erde - ein Land mit wildromantischen Landschaften und einer...

m/v Ortelius

MS Ortelius

Reisezeit:

10 Dez - 29 Dez, 2024

Liegeplätze ab:

13550 USD

Falkland-Inseln – Südgeorgien – Antarktische Halbinsel

Begegne mindestens sechs Pinguinarten

HDS25-25 Diese Reise zu den Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien und der antarktischen Halbinsel ist ein wahr gewordener Traum für Tierliebhaber. Die Expedition erkundet eines der letzten ungezähmten Gebiete der Erde - ein Land mit wildromantischen Landschaften und einer...

m/v Hondius

MS Hondius

Reisezeit:

17 Dez, 2024 - 4 Jan, 2025

Liegeplätze ab:

14600 USD

Falkland-Inseln – Südgeorgien – Antarktische Halbinsel

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HDS26-25 Diese Reise zu den Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien und der antarktischen Halbinsel ist ein wahr gewordener Traum für Tierliebhaber. Die Expedition erkundet eines der letzten ungezähmten Gebiete der Erde - ein Land mit wildromantischen Landschaften und einer...

m/v Hondius

MS Hondius

Reisezeit:

4 Jan - 22 Jan, 2025

Liegeplätze ab:

15750 USD

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The South Orkney Islands are frequently forgotten as an Antarctic travel option. But they shouldn’t be: Forming part of the Scotia Sea Islands tundra ecoregion, the South Orkneys are home to a healthy supply of wildlife despite their rough conditions.

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von Margaret Moss
Two unique special occasions. On separate zodiac trips in bays of the Peninsula on windless still ice-covered waters. The outboard engines were switched off. Everyone was asked to keep quiet and listen to the silence. These precious moments I will never forget. For the most part, people are not used to silence. After a few moments, people need to fidget. We are strangely perturbed by a lack of noise, perhaps made nervous by the extraordinary power silence has, being that it is perfectly comfortable in its own company. Humans, on the other hand, are such noisy creatures - velcro, zippers, sniffles, arranging gloves or beanies, cameras clicking. Then, when the silence is deemed to have been sufficient, we return to the world we make more noisy, zooming away to the chug of outboard engines and the human chatter that seeks to dominate. Bewertung lesen
von Sandra R.
This trip was a dream for my whole life and, when the opportunity came to go, I wondered if it could possibly add more to my understanding of these areas and the wildlife than I've absorbed from years of reading books and watching documentaries. The answer is a resounding yes. Each day brought experiences, sights, wildlife observations, intelligent presentations and clear information briefings that together made a life changing and life lasting affect, for me. Every member of the expedition team were experienced, well informed, engaging and efficient in their duties at all time. This professional approach was balanced with fun, when the occasion offered. The ship and every member of its excellent crew ensured we were very comfortable and well cared for at all times. The food was excellent, varied and was adapted to special diets without fuss. To others wanting to really engage with the wonders of Antarctica, consider this expedition. Bewertung lesen
von Sylvia Wyler
Empfehlenswert, ausgezeichnete Betreuung und herrliche Landschaften mit vielfältiger Tierwelt Bewertung lesen
von Stefan Klemic
Lovely trip and well done by all the staff, they did a great job! Bewertung lesen
von Debra Smith
My trip on Hondius was fabulous! Every single day there was something amazing to see or learn about. The staff was incredible, friendly, knowledgeable, passionate, and kept us safe. I loved seeing all the wildlife on our landings and from the zodiac cruises. The Expedition Team and the Hondius crew helped to create the memory of a lifetime!
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von Bruce Acton
Melanie and I had the most wonderful Antarctic experience with 95 of our now closest friends. The crew, the guides, and hotel staff all provide exception service to each and every guest. The wildlife and scenery were mindboggling. Bewertung lesen

FAQ

The climate in the South Orkney Islands is typically windy, wet and cold. Summer lasts from December to March, and individuals who participate in an expedition cruise to the South Orkney Islands can expect an average temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius (38.3 degrees Fahrenheit).

The South Orkney Islands are mostly inaccessible from late April to November due to the nearby water being ice-covered during this time period. The average winter temperature in July drops to -12.8 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit).

Bird enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the South Orkney Islands because of the prevalence of penguins and seabirds. It is common to spot Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap penguins, and you may also see Snow petrels, Pintado petrels, Kelp gulls, Sheathbills, Antarctic shags, terns and skuas. The surrounding waters will also be home to many seals – especially Antarctic fur seal in the later summer season.  

The South Orkney Islands are part of the Antarctic Treaty System, which means that they are not technically owned by any country. However, Argentina and the U.K. have both made claims upon these islands in the past. This region was first discovered by British and American sealers in 1821, and the first weather station was established in the South Orkney Islands in 1903 by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. The station was later taken over by the Argentineans (Orcadas Station) and is now the place of the longest running scientific station in the Antarctic.   

Coronation Island has the region’s highest point with Mount Nivea, which is located on Sunshine Glacier and stands 1,265 meters (4,050 feet) tall. This combined with the high percentage of glaciation and diverse mixture of seabirds and penguins helps make the South Orkney Islands an attractive destination for explorers and adventurers who are seeking a once in a lifetime experience. The area around the islands is often littered with massive icebergs making cruising there a great experience. 

That depends on whether they only want eclipse photography or also pictures of wildlife and landscapes. Advise the passengers to look at the photography pages on our website. We avoid saying what specific equipment they might need, as this is very subjective, but we do provide general advice based on what our guides bring. We also have a how-to video on the topic of polar photography: Photography Equipment for the Polar Regions >
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