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Antarctic-Sund

Antarctic-Sund is a large, narrow strait located in the Antarctic region, connecting the Weddell Sea to the east and the Scotia Sea to the west. This strait is approximately 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) long and ranges from 200 to 400 kilometers (124 to 248 miles) wide. It is the largest of the three major passages in the Southern Ocean and is considered the gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The Antarctic-Sund is located between the Antarctic Peninsula to the west and the South Shetland Islands to the east. It is bordered by the South Orkney Islands to the north and the South Sandwich Islands to the south. The strait is also home to several small islands, including the Joinville Island, the Trinity Island, and the Elephant Island.

The Antarctic-Sund has a long and fascinating history. In the early days of exploration, the strait was used by whalers and sealers to access the Antarctic Peninsula. In the late 19th century, the strait was the scene of a number of important scientific expeditions, including the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904, which made the first crossing of the strait.

In the early 20th century, the Antarctic-Sund was the site of a number of important historical events, including the sinking of the Endurance during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1917, the rescue of the crew of the Endurance by the Chilean Navy in 1916, and the first flight over the Antarctic by two British aviators in 1921.

More recently, the Antarctic-Sund has become an important route for scientific research and exploration. In the late 20th century, the strait was the site of several important international scientific expeditions, including the International Antarctic Expedition of 1985-1986 and the International Polar Year of 2007-2008.

Today, the Antarctic-Sund is an important part of the Antarctic region and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including seals, whales, and a variety of seabirds. It is also an important route for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Excursion tips for a day in Antarctic-Sund

1. Visit the Antarctic Museum – Learn about the history of the continent and the people who have lived and explored in the area.

2. Take a tour of the Antarctic Peninsula – Explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of this remote region.

3. Go on a whale-watching tour – Spot the many species of whales that inhabit the waters around Antarctica.

4. Visit the research stations – See the scientific research that is being conducted in the area and learn more about the environment and its inhabitants.

5. Take a helicopter tour – Get a bird’s eye view of the continent and its surrounding islands.

6. Go on a kayaking tour – Explore the icy waters and spot the different species of penguins and seals.

7. Attend a penguin colony – Watch the penguins interact with each other and take part in their breeding rituals.

8. Try your hand at ice fishing – Catch some of the local fish and enjoy the tranquility of the area.

9. Go on a snowmobile tour – Experience the thrill of riding a snowmobile through the snow-covered terrain.

10. Take part in a polar plunge – Brave the cold and take a dip in the icy waters of the Antarctic.

Experience Antarctic-Sund with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Antarctic-Sund. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Antarctic-Sund

Antarctic-Sund is located in Antarctica, which is the coldest and driest continent on Earth. The climate in Antarctic-Sund is characterized by extreme cold temperatures throughout the year with little variation between seasons. Summer (December-February): During the summer months, temperatures in Antarctic-Sund can reach as high as -10°C (14°F). It is still very cold, but the sun is out for longer hours and the snow begins to melt, making the landscape more accessible. Autumn (March-May): Temperatures in Antarctic-Sund during autumn remain cold, usually ranging from -20°C (-4°F) to -10°C (14°F). The sun is still out for long hours but the days are shorter and the snow begins to accumulate. Winter (June-August): Winter in Antarctic-Sund is the coldest time of year with temperatures dropping to -30°C (-22°F). The sun is only out for a few hours and the snow is deep and heavy. Spring (September-November): Temperatures in Antarctic-Sund during the spring months are still cold, usually ranging from -20°C (-4°F) to -10°C (14°F). The sun is out for longer hours and the snow begins to melt, making the landscape more accessible.

Cruise weather for Antarctic-Sund

Our weather forecast for Antarctic-Sund helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 0.4 °C
min: -12.1 °C
64.4 m/s
93.6 m/s
75.4 %
10.9 m
89.1 %
981 hPa
10:07:52
15:38:41
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: -8.2 °C
min: -17.2 °C
37.8 m/s
42.8 m/s
80.9 %
8.0 m
89.2 %
995 hPa
10:05:47
15:41:00
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: -17.7 °C
min: -21.7 °C
47.9 m/s
58.0 m/s
100.0 %
0.1 m
83.2 %
1,002 hPa
10:03:37
15:43:21
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 0.8 °C
min: -17.4 °C
49.3 m/s
78.1 m/s
99.9 %
0.7 m
94.4 %
991 hPa
10:01:24
15:45:45
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 0.5 °C
min: -13.6 °C
38.2 m/s
60.1 m/s
99.0 %
0.5 m
91.3 %
987 hPa
09:59:07
15:48:12
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: -13.9 °C
min: -21.6 °C
39.6 m/s
61.6 m/s
95.5 %
2.9 m
85.4 %
998 hPa
09:56:47
15:50:41
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: -20.2 °C
min: -24.5 °C
26.3 m/s
37.4 m/s
97.2 %
0.5 m
80.9 %
1,009 hPa
09:54:24
15:53:11
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: -12.6 °C
min: -24.7 °C
24.1 m/s
35.6 m/s
99.8 %
3.2 m
83.7 %
1,003 hPa
09:51:58
15:55:44
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: -7.7 °C
min: -17.5 °C
34.9 m/s
65.2 m/s
99.8 %
1.1 m
87.0 %
981 hPa
09:49:29
15:58:18
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: -15.1 °C
min: -19.5 °C
27.0 m/s
39.2 m/s
83.1 %
14.7 m
85.0 %
1,003 hPa
09:46:57
16:00:54
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: -1.6 °C
min: -14.6 °C
33.1 m/s
65.9 m/s
100.0 %
7.8 m
91.4 %
994 hPa
09:44:23
16:03:31
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: -8.3 °C
min: -15.8 °C
21.6 m/s
22.3 m/s
94.3 %
3.3 m
90.9 %
993 hPa
09:41:46
16:06:09
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: -7.8 °C
min: -18.1 °C
52.8 m/s
63.4 m/s
99.3 %
0.3 m
91.6 %
990 hPa
09:39:07
16:08:49

Cruises to Antarctic-Sund

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Scheduled ship calls in Antarctic-Sund, Antarctica
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 05:30 am 12:00 am
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 05:30 am 12:00 am
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 05:30 am 12:00 am
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 05:30 am 12:00 am
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 05:30 am 12:00 am
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Silver Endeavour 12:00 am 12:00 am

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