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Antarctica XXI
Only Air-Cruise to Antarctica

Hiking & Snowshoeing  


The snowshoeing program offered by ANTARCTICA XXI is a group experience limited to a maximum of 12 participants. The group will meet on board with the Snowshoeing Guide at the beginning of the expedition for a briefing session and an overview of the equipment. Before you start snowshoeing, you must perform a safety check to ensure that all equipment assigned to you is in good working order. The group will then snowshoe together for the duration of the expedition. The snowshoeing program is only offered on a group basis. You will not be able to leave the ship on independent excursions, and only participants who are part of the group from the start of the program can take part in the activity. Should you wish to skip an excursion, you are welcome to do so. However, your assigned equipment and place in the group cannot be used by another traveller.

Every day you are in Antarctica your Snowshoeing Guide will work with the Expedition Leader to look for the best snowshoeing opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. The group will be led by the Snowshoeing Guide and may be supported by a second staff member. Each snowshoeing excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. Your flexibility will be required, as the local conditions will determine the exact unfolding of the activity. For example, in some cases the snowshoeing excursion may be shorter or longer. In some cases, snowshoeing may not be possible at all.

To take part in the snowshoeing program you do not need previous experience. However, snowshoeing can be a strenuous activity so your level of physical fitness should be good. For your safety, the Snowshoeing Guide may ask you to perform a trial to test your fitness level. To take part in the snowshoeing program you must be able to communicate in English, and you must listen to and follow the instructions of the Snowshoeing Guide. Minimum age for participation is 16 years.

For complete details please review the “Hiking and Snowshoeing Terms and Conditions” document, which is available upon request.

Dates, Prices
and conditions

Subject to change without notice

  • The Hiking and Snowshoeing option is available on all Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises and all Polar Circle Air-Cruises.

  • The per-person participation price is USD 195.

  • In case of cancellation 120 days or more prior to departure, ANTARCTICA XXI will refund 50% of the participation fee.

  • In case of cancellation 119 days or less prior to departure, there will be no refund.