Arctowski, Antarctica

Arctowski Peninsula is a cove, 15 miles (24 km) long in a north-south direction, lying between Andvord Bay and Wilhelmina Bay on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Gerlache.

Cruises to the Arctowski area typically include visits to Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest colony of Gentoo penguins and Skuas. This rocky island is on the north side of the Errera Channel, between Ronge Island and the Arctowski Peninsula.

Things to see and do

* Gentoo Penguins
* View pack ice and giant icebergs
* Naturalist guided hikes
* Zodiac excursions sea kayaking
* Whale watching & fur seals

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Peso (ARS)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 36,000,000 km²
Population – 1,000 (Winter) – 35,000 (Summer)
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – +54

Port Location – Departure for cruises to the Graham Land area is from the port of Ushuaia, Argentina.

Transport Links – There are daily Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN flights from Buenos Aires. LAN Chile, through its LAN Express services, flies daily from Santiago de Chile, stopping over in Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.

Buses from/to all destinations (apart from Puerto Natales) all stop at Rio Gallegos. It can be cheaper to just buy a ticket to Rio Gallegos and purchase an onward ticket from there. The ride to Rio Gallegos involves crossing into Chile and takes around 12 hours.

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