Optional Adventure Activities

Antarctica & the Arctic are an adventurer’s playground whose mountains, shorelines and sheltered waterways invite exploration. Aurora Expeditions introduced ship-based activities to polar cruising, and our highly experienced guides continue to uncover a wealth of mountaineering, scuba diving, snorkelling, camping, photography and kayaking delights!

Arctic & Antarctic Activities

kayakingSea Kayaking offers experienced paddlers a wonderful way of exploring the fascinating, wildlife-rich waterways of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Our silently guiding craft transport us through a variety of icescapes, often arousing the curiosity of penguins, seals, and even whales! We supply kayaks and dry suits; you need intermediate sea kayaking experience.  Read more…
birder-imageWildlife Watching may be a no-brainer, but it certainly cannot be excluded. Of course, we can never guarantee the comings and goings of animals, but we can guarantee the best possible opportunities for sightings.Read more…
photographyPhotography is a wonderful way to capture the essence of your adventure. Learn some tricks of the trade from our guest photographers who are always keen to share knowledge and tips. It’s time to polish your skills, edit your shots and make the most of your camera equipment! Read more…

Antarctic Activities only

campingCamping in Antarctica has become the most popular of our optional activities as it provides an unexpected sense of solitude and wonder among the ice and wildlife. We also maintain that camping under the Antarctic night sky is the absolute best way to marvel at the colors above. This is usually just for one night and no extra equipment is required. Available on selected expeditions only.
divingPolar Diving and Snorkelling through Antarctica’s crystal clear waters is a fantastic way to see the less-seen marine life such as crustaceans, isopods, and nudibranchs. All training and equipment will be provided by diving specialists from Waterproof Expeditions. Available on selected expeditions only. Read more…
climbingIce Climbing activities cater to all expertise levels. We aim for a minimum of two one-day, non-technical alpine ascents and have a go at ice climbing whenever the opportunity presents itself. Available on selected expeditions only. Read more…
Antarctic PeninsulaShackleton’s South Georgia Alpine Crossing is not for the faint-hearted! We attempt to undergo the same trek as Ernest Shackleton across South Georgia from King Haakon Bay to Stromness (three days, roughly 21-31 miles). The extreme environment involves crossing glaciers, so candidates must have some knowledge of glacier travel techniques. Available on selected expeditions only. Read more…