At the edge of civilization and the confluence of nature, wildlife, and history, is what has been called the greatest destination on the planet: the White Continent of Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula stretches for more than 800 miles from north to south, with a landscape boasting glaciers as tall as skyscrapers and as wide as entire states; rookeries with millions of penguins;  and some of the most impressive marine and avian life anywhere on the planet. Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up


This winter, we have two opportunities to experience this region on an epic scale, on a 33-day adventure into the ice. Board the brand-new National Geographic Endurance and witness her polar power as we go further south than ever before—dipping down 300 miles below the Antarctic Circle, discovering pristine landscapes, rarely visited islands, and an abundance of wildlife.

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Here are seven stunning highlights from this once-in-a-lifetime journey:

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