Crossing the Antarctic Circle

This tour provides an opportunity to reach along the biodiversity-rich Antarctic peninsular as far South as the Antarctic Circle (66,6 degrees South). Some of our LT&C members are combining this tour with the following tour to the Weddel Sea on the same ship, the M/V Plantius. Both tours provide an opportunity to learn about the LT&C-supported initiative for an Antarctic ring of marine protected areas.  If you join this tour we expect that this will not only be your once-in-a-lifetime wildlife- and wilderness experience but that you return as an ambassador for protecting the seas around Antarctica.

The study tour will be performed by emperor penguin member and co-founder of LT&C Oceanwide Expeditions with their 116-passengers expedition vessel M/V Plancius. You find the detailed itinerary for this voyage on their website. The LT&C-study group on board will be lead by LT&C-Board member and ecosystem management expert Sergio Chiarandini.


In recent years several study tours to the Arctic and Antarctica have been conducted, where the LT&C concept was presented on site. Our Dutch tour-operating partner and LT&C member, Oceanwide Expeditions, has since long time cooperated with conservation organisations and Linking Tourism & Conservation. They also this time made the offer to LT&C to bring an own group of conservation-minded passengers on board the M/V Plancius to experience Antarctic nature and learn about how tourism can support the Antarctic ring of marine protected areas.

Shelf-Iceberg. Photo: Peter Prokosch

If you are interested in this Antarctic study tour, you only need to express your interest to us and let us forward your name and contact to the tour operator and LT&C member Oceanwide Expeditions. You then will be contacted by the tour operator, who will inform you about the latest offer for LT&C members and do the booking with you.  (PLA30-19). You just need to let us know your interest in this tour (PLA29-19) as soon as possible. You are very welcome to spread the information also to others you know that may be interested in experiencing pristine high Antarctic nature and learn how tourism can support nature conservation.


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