The time of year for seeing Antarctica is during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere. This usually means flights in late November until January. Few flights are offered, and they are expensive, but for the air traveler without a budget limit, and who wants to see all the continents, then a flight to Antarctica can make it happen.
Few flights to Antarctica are open to the general flying public. Plus, you will be looking at a pretty big price tag. These are the flights to Antarctica:
Antarctica Sightseeing Flights
- Day trip from Australia on a Qantas 747. About four hours is spent flying over Antarctica. Prices range from $999 to $5499 Australian Dollars. Boarding is available out of Sydney or Melbourne.
One and two day trips to Antarctica
- Several flight options ranging from $2500 - $3500 USD from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island.
- If you are looking to land and trek Antarctica, and are open to spending anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 then you can experience this continent by flight and foot.