Cruises from Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, the top one third (650km) actually lying north of the Antarctic Circle. It includes numerous islands and connecting ice sheets that reach to within 1000 km of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina. The northern part of the peninsula in known as Graham Land, the southern half Palmer Land. Permanent ice covers the peninsula, which consists of a string of bedrock islands that are a continuation of the range stretching from far north Alaska, known as the American Cordillera.