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Luxury Holidays To South Shetland Islands

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A long chain of islands located off the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands are one of the most popular spots to visit when travelling through Antarctica.

The largest of the South Shetland Islands, and one of the most populated locations in Antarctica, King George Island features the bases of twelve different countries and is often the place you’ll board your cruise ship upon arrival and departure. Deception Island is home to one of the world's safest natural harbours, as well as one of Antarctica’s two most active volcanoes, which last erupted in 1992. If you fancy testing the Antarctic waters for yourself, Pendulum Cove offers unusually mild temperatures thanks to geothermal heating. On Livingston Island, Hannah Point is a popular nesting spot for Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins, whilst the area also offers beautiful beaches that are much loved by Elephant and Fur Seals. Many other smaller islands, including Penguin Island and Half Moon Island, are worth visiting in search of wonderful wildlife and remote beauty.

To discover more about Luxury Holidays to Antarctica with Elegant Resorts
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Contact one of our Senior Luxury Travel Specialists 01244 897 296
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Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

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Along with first-hand experience, a passionate team and over 33 years of legendary heritage, we’re distinguished as leaders in luxury travel by our enhanced level of personal service, and the finer details below…

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