An Artist in Antarctica

An Artist in Antarctica

An Artist in Antarctica

Keith Grant, one of the greatest British landscape artists of our time, has a boundless passion for icebergs.  With the promise of a world of infinite icescapes, Ice Tracks have finally persuaded this irrepressible octogenarian to join us on an Artist in Antarctica voyage!

Born in Liverpool in 1930 Keith now lives in Telemark, Norway. He has produced illustrations, abstract sculpture, mosaic designs and portraits in oils, including a Royal commission, but his heart lies in ICE!  Ice Tracks Expeditions feel privileged that this renowned artist will be sharing his passion for painting with tutorials and talks on what is a truly unique voyage.

“Slowly and inevitably these giant ice-bergs are dissolving into the oceans adding a new fresh water fertility to the seas of the world and somehow through their dissolution is a metaphor for the transience of life expressed, for me in visions of elegiac beauty” Keith Grant

Sea Kayaking

We are very proud to offer one of the best sea kayaking programs ever!!! Whether you are an experienced kayaker or you want to try it for the first time, this activity will allow you to enjoy another side of this magnificent destination.

Price per person: U$S 795

Read more about Sea Kayaking in the Polar Regions

Polar Camping

Ice Tracks offers the possibility to camp out in Antarctica. If conditions are suitable and you choose to camp on the continent, we will provide all the required gear such as tents, bivy sacs and sleeping bags. This excursion is managed with strict environmental regulations. A portable toilet is used and absolutely everything is transported back to the ship afterwards.

Read more about Camping in Antarctica

Whale Watching

In 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!

Read more about Whale watching

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Included in the price of this voyage:

– Itinerary/pre-departure information

– One night hotel accommodation in embarkation city

– Transfers from the meeting point to the ship

– Transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation

– Extensive program of relevant educational presentations

– Advice from experienced team of naturalists and resident photographer

– All Zodiac excursions and landings

– Welcome Cocktail and Farewell Dinner hosted by our Captain

– All meals during the voyage prepared by onboard professional chefs. Afternoon tea with fresh snacks each afternoon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate throughout the day (24/7)

– House wine/beer/soft drink with dinner

– Onboard medical officer

– All activities offered on board (except kayaking).

– Use of multimedia station to download and process your photos.

– Free Internet connection from the public computers in the library

-All port fees

– In Superior categories we offer champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar and US$ 100 Gift Shop Certificate

Not included in the price of this voyage:

– International and Domestic airfares

– Visa and passport fees, airport departure taxes

– Pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel accommodation, meals, transfers in arrival/departure cities (unless otherwise stated in your invoice)

– Personal laundry and personal expenses (Postage, telephone, internet, bar bill, medical expenses)

– Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)

– Trip interruption / cancellation insurance (optional)

– Gratuities to staff and crew

Polar Gear

Should you wish to simplify packing, we are proud to offer a full complement of  outdoor expedition gear for you on board.

You will receive a complimentary Helly Hansen water/wind proof jacket (yours to keep) and a pair of Muck boots to use during the voyage.

Wellness Program

On board the Akademiks: 

We have a Wellness program on the ships which includes a gym, sauna, hot tub, massage room and plunge pool for icy dips if you so wish! Early morning stretching and yoga sessions followed by healthy breakfast are a great way to start your expedition day.