Best time to cruise to Antarctica & Falklands
Brace (and dress) yourself for edge-of-your-seat weather changes in Antarctica. The Falklands are a little more reliable, with cool to mild temperatures and even a glimmer of sunshine.
The best time to visit Antarctica and the Falklands is November to March. This is the Antarctic summer, and the only time expedition cruises depart. Wild weather, short daylight hours and ice rule out travelling outside this window. Fortunately, this is also when you’ll see the greatest wildlife spectacles. October to November is peak time for elephant seals in the Falklands, while young penguins peek from between their parents’ feet from December. Got your heart set on seeing rare wandering albatrosses? Remember that South Georgia’s Prion Island is closed between late November and early January to let neighbouring seals breed in peace.
Stanley (Falklands) Weather Chart
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Our Antarctica and Falklands travel guide reveals a wild and strange world ruled by waves, weather and some of the world’s biggest wildlife characters – from king penguins and albatrosses to elephant seals and blue whales.
South Georgia is a far-flung British territory filled to the brim with chattering penguin colonies, roaring elephant seals and rocky islands that double as albatross sanctuaries.