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The North geophysical limit of the Antártida is determined by the parallel 60º South latitude, known like the Antarctica Convergence.

Their 14 million square kilometers throughout remain under the ice. In addition to being an extensive continent the Antarctica is the highest continent, with an approximated average altitude of 2,050 meters over the sea level, this is because of the thick ice layer that covers this continent.

Only 1,000 km separate Ushuaia of the Antarctica Peninsula, this makes our city be a special geographic point for the operational logistic in everything related with the connectíon with the White Continent. Therefore Ushuaia is appreciated as " The Gateway to Antarctica ".

antartidaThe beginning of the Antarctica Season is in the middle of November and finalizes in the middle of March. During these months of the austral summer different boats, mainly cruises and some sail boats, offer to those who love adventure and nature the possibility of traveling towards the White Continent. Departing from the port of Ushuaia the ships sails towards the south to cross the Drake Passage in direction of the northwest edge of the Antarctica peninsula, in two days of navigation, where the tourists have the possibility of visiting sites of incredible beauty.

Once in Antarctica area and according to the climatic conditions, the landings start, using zodiacs and passengers can stay ashore for a couple of hours. The passengers overnight and eat always on board while the ship is sailing to new sites, allowing to cross and to know a great variety of places.

The duration of the trip and the itineraries are variable, With a minimum of 8 to 9 days up to more than three weeks, including the Antarctica Peninsula, Malvinas, South Georgias, Sandwich and South Orkneys.

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