The most accessible a part of the continent, the attractive Antarctic Peninsula extends a welcoming arm north towards South America’s Tierra del Fuego as if beckoning guests. And intrepid vacationers do come, for the Antarctic Peninsula, the warmest a part of the continent (facetiously known as the ‘Banana Belt’) is Antarctica’s main breeding floor for seabirds, seals and penguins.
With its dramatic landscapes of steep snow-covered peaks, typically plunging straight into the ocean, and with slim iceberg-studded channels weaving between numerous islands and the mountainous mainland, the Peninsula additionally gives a few of Antarctica’s most gorgeous surroundings.
In latest many years, vacationer landings have focused on websites alongside the western coast of the central Peninsula; comparatively few ships of any kind go to the Weddell Sea, on the Peninsula’s jap aspect. It has, certainly, earned its popularity as an ice-choked ship-eater. Shackleton’s Endurance is barely essentially the most well-known instance of the half-dozen vessels crushed there.