Iceland Photo Tours
Book photo tours
Photography Workshops
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition

Bundle & save
Best combination
24/7 customer support
Instant confirmation
Tour starts
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Combination details
Available:
October
Minimum age:
None

Discover the wonders of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia on this photography expedition to Antarctica!

This incredible workshop is designed to have you immersed in the spectacular surrounds of the White Continent as you hone your photography skills with expert guidance and education. Across 23 incredible days, you'll sail from the tip of Argentina across the South Atlantic Ocean to the Falkland Islands, before continuing on through the Southern Ocean to South Georgia Island. From there, you'll make your way over the Scotia Sea before reaching your penultimate destination in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Your aim will be to capture the breathtaking and diverse landscapes as you traverse the seas, taking in the wondrous icy mountain peaks, soaring cliff sides, pristine beaches and majestic icebergs that you'll encounter during each leg of the journey.

Aside from snowy wilderness, this remote part of the world is home to some of the most amazing wildlife. You'll have plenty of opportunities to photograph rare and endangered whales, seals, dolphins and many species of penguins, as well as sea birds such as albatross, Giant petrel and Falkland steamer ducks.

The M/v Sea Spirit will be your warm and cosy base for the duration of this expedition. With up-to-date technology and comfortable fittings, this polar-class expedition vessel is well-equipped to carry you safely to the end of the world and back. The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica are best explored on foot, so we'll make several shore landings and excursions during the workshop to ensure that you'll be best placed for mindboggling photographic opportunities.

This photography expedition will be guided by world-renowned photographer, Daniel Kordan. Throughout the tour, he'll share all of his in-depth knowledge with you to ensure that you'll take your photography skills to a whole new level. From composing your images in-field to the shooting process and editing, you'll learn everything that you need to know to take home stunning images from your journey to the Antarctic.

Do not miss out on this adventure of a lifetime to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula! Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

1 pre-voyage night at the Alvear Art Hotel on Day 1
Group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
Group transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2
Shipboard accommodation
All meals on board throughout the voyage
Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
Welcome and Farewell cocktails
All port fees
Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
Pre-departure materials
Digital Voyage Log
Wi-Fi on board

Activities

Kayaking
Hiking
Whale Watching
Sight Seeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 1

Day 1: Arrival to Buenos Aires, Argentina

You'll arrive to Buenos Aires International Airport in Argentina, where you'll be met by our expedition team. From there, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the heart of the capital city.

After check-in, you'll have the entire day to explore the European architecture and rich cultural heritage that Buenos Aires is so well-known for, as well as to sample some of the traditional food and delicious wine. A vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere awaits!

Day 2
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 2

Day 2: Embarkation in Buenos Aires

On the morning of day two, you'll have breakfast before packing your belongings and checking out of your hotel. You'll then meet with the rest of the group to be transferred to the pier where we'll embark upon our expedition ship, the M/V Sea Spirit.

There will be some time for you to settle into your cabin and to look around the ship before the crew will take you through a series of introductions and safety briefings. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to gain some insight into any questions that you may have. You'll also receive your complimentary expedition parka before we set sail towards the south on a true adventure in the wilderness!

Day 3
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 3

Days 3-5: South Atlantic Ocean

Over the next couple of days, we'll journey south towards the Falkland Islands. As we sail, there will be many opportunities to photograph sea birds in flight, as well as Commerson's dolphins and southern right whales hunting for food.

Along the way, your photo guides will provide a series of presentations to get you ready for your first shoot on land, while the expedition team of naturalists and historians will give you a rundown of the local history and wildlife to ensure a well-rounded experience upon your arrival.

Day 6
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 6

Days 6-7: Falkland Islands

By day six, we'll catch our first glimpse of the Falkland Islands where we'll come in to dock by the wharf at Stanley. We'll then spend some time exploring the islands, as well as those on the outskirts of the archipelago. There will be a feast of chances for wildlife photography, with black-browed albatross nesting in the grass, rockhopper penguins as well as Gentoo penguins and King penguins with their chicks. Around this time of year, female elephant seals haul out along the sandy shores with their offspring, while Peale's dolphins and orcas frolic in the sea.

Aside from the wildlife, the settlement of Stanley is well worth exploring. Along the gorgeous waterfront promenade, you'll find attractions such as the Falkland Islands Museum, war memorials and a number of gift shops where you'll be able to pick up some souvenirs to take home.

During these days, we'll also take an excursion to Gypsy Cove, which is a veritable birdwatcher's paradise. This nature reserve plays host to a number of different species, including the Falklands flightless steamer duck and Magellanic penguins. They're an incredible sight to witness as they nest in the pristine and breathtaking landscape.

Day 8
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 8

Days 8-9: Southern Ocean

Over the next two days, we'll sail across the Southern Ocean towards South Georgia. Along the way, we'll pass by the spectacular islands known as 'Shag Rocks', which make for awe-inspiring photographic opportunities. If we're lucky, we may spot a whale or two hunting around these rocky pinnacles.

Thereafter, we'll make our way over the Antarctic Convergence, the outside boundary of Antarctica. The expedition team will prepare you for our imminent arrival in South Georgia, with a series of presentations, lectures and safety briefings. They'll also take you through a number of bio-security procedures that will be required.

Day 10
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 10

Days 10-13: South Georgia Island

Over the next four days, we'll spend our time exploring South Georgia Island. As the conditions can change rapidly in this part of the world, the route that we take and the opportunities that we'll have will be largely dependent upon the weather. You can rest assured though that our expedition team will get you to all of the best locations at the right times to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to make the most of the light. We'll take every opportunity that we can to make excursions onshore so that we can unearth compositions and delve into the landscapes of South Georgia Island by foot.

This remote island is a haven for wildlife and is home to over 100 million seabirds. During our time here, you'll have extraordinary chances to photograph penguins, petrels, skuas, gulls, terns, prions and shags in their natural environment, as well as vast colonies of King penguins gathering by the beaches. There will even be the chance to witness southern elephant seals engaged in fighting rituals by the coastline as Antarctic fur seals begin marking their territories in lieu of the mating season.

While our focus will be on photography, there will also be opportunities to take guided treks through the landscape and to follow in the footsteps of Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, on the renowned Shackleton Walk. If you're keen to get into the water, then get in touch with our expedition team to schedule a sea kayak adventure amongst seals and penguins.

Day 14
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 14

Days 14-15: Scotia Sea

Over the next two days, we'll sail southwest through the Scotia Sea towards Antarctica. These waters are rich with marine life, so we'll keep our eyes peeled for humpback and fin whales as well as wandering albatross – one of the largest birds on the planet.

This will be the perfect time for you to review the photos that you have taken and to seek feedback from your peers. Our photo guides will also provide a series of lectures and post-processing masterclasses to help you edit your images and to make them print-ready.

Day 16
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 16

Days 16-20: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

On the sixteenth day of our journey, we'll reach the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula. We'll spend the next five days in the region, exploring the spectacular bays and icy channels. Our expedition team will keep an eye on the conditions to ensure that we'll make as many excursions and shore landings as we can with our Zodiacs, in order to take advantage of the light.

Our first stop will be at the South Shetland Islands, which sit at the northernmost point of the peninsula. Be prepared to have your breath taken away by awe-inspiring scenery. Majestic mountain peaks, stunning glaciers and colossal icebergs are typical in this wild and rugged part of the world. There will be numerous opportunities to photograph penguins, whales and an abundance of seabirds in this icy landscape. We'll make as many shore landings as we can at a number of different sites, including Elephant Island and King George Island.

Depending on the weather and the condition of the sea ice, we may be able to sail through the beautiful Gerlache Strait and to make a shore landing whereby we'll step foot onto the snowy continent of Antarctica.

During this time of year, the level of ice in the sea means that we'll bear witness to Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguins perched upon ice floes with herds of seals. There may be orca on the hunt below, circling them in the water, which can make for exciting photographic opportunities!

Day 21
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 21

Days 21-22: Drake Passage

After an incredible few days spent in Antarctica, we'll embark upon the most exhilarating part of our voyage yet as we sail across the tumultuous, rough waters of the legendary Drake Passage towards South America. Traversing this infamous deep waterway is an incredible experience, particularly in stormy weather. We'll keep a lookout for seabirds and whales as we head north through the seas.

During the next couple of days, you'll have a final chance to seek critical feedback and reviews of your images from your photo guides. We'll then celebrate our time onboard with cocktails at the Captain's Farewell event, followed by a slideshow of images to mark the end of an amazing time cruising through Antarctica.

Day 23
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Photography Expedition - day 23

Day 23: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Sometime during the night, we'll reach the Beagle Channel, where we'll sail onwards through calmer waters to Ushuaia in Argentina. We'll rise for one last breakfast together as a group onboard, before we disembark in the capital of Tierra del Fuego. From the pier, you'll be able to take a group transfer to the airport for your flight onwards to your next destination. If you'll be staying longer, then there is the chance to be transferred into the city centre. We hope that you'll have enjoyed your time in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica!

Rates

Cruise rates are quoted per person and based on passengers sharing a cabin. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; 2 for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Triple Suite - US$ 12,995

Triple Suite staterooms are located on the Oceanus Deck and consist of two twin beds (which can be converted to a King) and a sofa bed. The rooms are 21 square metres (226 square feet). They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include an in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.

Main Deck Suite - US$ 17,195

Main Deck staterooms are located on the Main Deck and consist of two twin beds or a King Size bed. The rooms are 23 square metres (248 square feet). They feature a minimum of two porthole windows and en suite facilities. Amenities include an in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.

Classic Suite - US$ 18,495

Classic staterooms are located on the Oceanus Deck and consist of two twin beds or a King Size bed. The rooms are 21 square metres (226 square feet). They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include an in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.

Superior Suite - US$ 18,795

Superior Suite staterooms are located on the Club Deck and consist of two twin beds or a King Size bed. The rooms are 20 square metres (215 square feet). They feature a picture window which overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.

Deluxe Suite - US$ 20,895

Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck and consist of two twin beds or a King size bed. The rooms are 24 square metres (258 square feet). They feature a sliding glass door that leads to a private balcony and a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.

Premium Suite - US$ 22,495

Premium Suites are located on the Sun Deck and consist of two twin beds or a King Size bed. The rooms are 30 square metres (323 square feet). They feature a private balcony with a sliding glass door, en suite facilities and lounge area. Amenities include an in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

Owner's Suite - US$ 28,495

The Owner's Suite is located on the Sun Deck and consists of a King Size bed and a sofa bed. The room is 43 square metres (463 square feet) and is designed for entertaining. It features a separate living room with game and meeting area, BOSE stereo system, HD plasma TV and a private deck with sliding glass doors. Amenities include a jetted bathtub in en suite facilities.

Departure Schedule

20 Oct - 11 Nov 2021: Guided by Daniel Kordan

About the M/v Sea Spirit

Explore the Polar Regions in style and comfort aboard the Sea Spirit, a polar class vessel that spans 90.6 metres (297 ft.) in length. Renovated in 2017, this incredible piece of modern engineering is perfectly suited to navigate the icy waters of the Antarctic.

Overview

The M/v Sea Spirit is capable of carrying up to 114 passengers and 74 crew members.

Open Bridge Policy

You can talk to the Captain and officers as you cruise through the Arctic whilst catching a glimpse of the spectacular landscape from this special angle of view.

Restaurant

The Restaurant offers contemporary international cuisine by our talented chefs in an open-seating dining area.

Outdoor Bistro

The Outdoor Bistro is located in the Jacuzzi area. It's a great place to have lunch or a light meal if the weather permits.

Bar

The Bar is staffed by a professional bartender and serves a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Relax with your peers after a long day out exploring!

Presentation Lounge

Lectures, briefings, social gatherings and masterclasses will be held in the Presentation Lounge. It features state-of-the-art equipment and spectacular views.

Expedition Desk

This is the place to go if you have any questions. Team members will do their best to help answers any queries you may have during the trip.

Club Lounge

The Club Lounge is a wonderful place to socialise with your peers and gaze at the beautiful landscapes as we sail through the Arctic Ocean. This area offers 24-hour self-service coffee and tea facilities.

Library

Spend some time reading or relaxing in the onboard library with a selection of books, DVDs, magazines, reference materials and newspapers.

Gym

Stay fit in our onboard gym. It is open daily and offers a few machines as well as room for stretching and yoga.

Reception

You can attend the Reception at any time to speak with our team. They'll be able to help you out with any queries or services that you may require.

Adventure Options

Kayaking fee $895 USD

Sea Kayak Club is offered on this voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Join us for an unscripted kayaking adventure as we explore these remote waters. We'll paddle around icebergs and experience a range of different encounters with wildlife if the weather permits.

Disclaimer

We highly recommend that you purchase travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas. The itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Terms of service

Video

Guides

Daniel Kordan

Daniel Kordan

English, Russian
View profile page

Daniel was born in the Moscow area, Russia.

After graduating from art school he studied at Moscow’s institute of Physics and Technology, which pointed him toward a career as an optics physicist. During his studies he developed expertise not only in physics, but in mountain climbing and hiking.

He regularly led tourist groups during the holidays through the Russian mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo workshops and chief editor of Continent Expedition magazine, a publication about travel and adventures all over the world.

Daniel has received several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia ’13 and ’14 winner, Best Photographer ’13 finalist, among others. He currently spends most of his time in Norway, scouring the Lofoten islands and in Tuscany, guiding groups of keen photographers.

Daniel was born in the Moscow area, Russia.

After graduating from art school he studied at Moscow’s institute of Physics and Technology, which pointed him toward a career as an optics physicist. During his studies he developed expertise not only in physics, but in mountain climbing and hiking.

He regularly led tourist groups during the holidays through the Russian mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo workshops and chief editor of Continent Expedition magazine, a publication about travel and adventures all over the world.

Daniel has received several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia ’13 and ’14 winner, Best Photographer ’13 finalist, among others. He currently spends most of his time in Norway, scouring the Lofoten islands and in Tuscany, guiding groups of keen photographers.

Similar tours