Best time to visit Antarctica
temperature & rainfall
When to visit Antarctica & when not to
a month by month guide
Visiting Antarctica in Januaryis a pretty good idea especially if you’re intending to see penguin chicks and seal pups in relatively warm temperatures. We’re talking just above freezing here.
February is also one of the warmest months in Antarctica with every chance of spotting whales and also offering a small window of opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Whales are still plentiful in March; however, temperatures will be returning to their normal below freezing levels, with treacherous winds and endless nights culminating in the ‘no go’ months of April, May, June, July, August and September.
Late October and November are still exceedingly cold although they do present the best chance of getting up close to some of Antarctica’s largest icebergs as well as breeding elephant seals.
As December dawns, Antarctica starts to see an upturn in temperatures, with an untouched quality promising some stunning scenes bathed in permanent sunlight.
December is considered the best time of year to visit Antarctica and is therefore the most popular - so book early to plant your pick in the ice.
If you'd like to chat about Antarctica or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
Rosy & team.