Camping in AntarcticaCamping has become the most popular optional activity. The vessels will provide sleeping bags, mats and a number of tents, but if you have your own camping gear you may like to bring it with you. This activity is complimentary to all Ice Trackers.
Sea KayakingKayaking is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Led by experienced guides and paddling in small groups will allow you easy and intimate access to remote areas along the coastline.
Hiking in the Polar RegionsImages of snow, ice, mountains and glaciers dominate our ideas of what we will experience on a voyage to Antarctica. On every voyage, we will plan to offer hikes for the more active traveler.
Active Voyaging and WellnessAfter a strenuous hike ashore, or perhaps a hard paddle you may like to take advantage of the onboard spa and hot stone massage.
Photography in the Polar RegionsWe are often asked questions about the best photography techniques and equipment to take on our expeditions. Here are the most frequently asked questions with our answers.
Ski TouringThe early Antarctic season offers a fabulous opportunity for those looking to ski up to the most breath-taking scenaries in the world. With our highly experienced certified guides you will be taken into the pristine wilderness of the White Continent which very few have access to.
Snow shoeingSnow-shoeing is the perfect ‘mean of transport’ over snow and ice. Our top notch guides will lead you across the snow pack where you will be able to experience the essence of polar explorers’ foray into the unknown. This activity is offered during the early season when snow and ice are accessible from our landing sites.
Whale watchingIn the Polar Regions the sun shines 24/7 allowing krill and other crustaceans to grow in abundance. Whales take full advantage of this feast before the “big freeze” forces them to head to the Tropics. Humpbacks float along our zodiacs, Orcas set the heart racing and the curious minke whales never fail to delight. And ‘don’t rule out seeing Blue whales or the less common beaked whales!
Having travelled with the Ice-Tracks team several times, they have never failed to come up with the goods! We followed the fateful journey of Franklin through the North West passage visiting some fascinating places, cultures and wildlife all of which made travelling with Ice Tracks very special.Tim and Jan travelled (for the fifth time!) with Ice Tracks, this time to the Nortwest Passage in August 2016.
I'm sitting here looking out the window at this glorious view of the Beagle Channel on my last morning here in Ushuaia and I didn't want to leave here without touching base and saying thanks again for providing such a marvelous adventure for all!Everything was beyond my wildest expectations and I am so glad that I decided to come along. I came for so many reasons that I was bound to have a great experience - the animals, the science, the isolation and beauty, and of course Shackleton.
I have loved the Polar journeys I have done with Ice Tracks and the North West Passage did not disappoint. Fantastic scenery , awe inspiring history but the Arctic poppy stole my heart, along with the other little flowers battling with the inhospitable climate .
Travelling with such an amazing group of people was a real privilege. Your attention to detail was astonishing. And of course the wonderful 'fireside chats.' What a treat to hear those stories from the descendants. The ground arrangements worked well and we were impressed by the IceTracks organisation of those. Thank you for such personal and friendly service from beginning to end.'
Caro rest assured that your enthusiasm and passion had everything to do with our amazing experience. You made us feel so welcome right from the beginning, initially with the cool emails and then meeting you in person in Ushuaia.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and your response was always a cheerful smile and a can do attitude. Caro – what more can I say – you ROCK!
We send you our greetings and thanks for the wonderful trip and the chance to be a small part of history. All the arrangements worked perfectly - full marks Ice Tracks!John and Barbara traveled with us to Falkland, South Georgia and Antarctica in 2011.