Snowshoeing is your gateway to effortless exploration, enabling you to effortlessly traverse the soft, powdery snow of Antarctica’s gentle slopes. With your personal set of snowshoes and ski poles in hand, our seasoned guides will lead the way, offering expert instruction.
This activity allows you to ascend to some of Antarctica’s most breathtaking viewpoints, providing the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs while immersing yourself in the world’s most stunning landscapes. Best of all, no prior experience is necessary; snowshoeing is accessible and enjoyable for all. Join us for an unforgettable adventure and uncover a different side of Antarctica!

Required Experience & Fitness

This popular alpine activity is easy to learn. No experience is necessary – all you need is a willingness to try. All training is provided and our team of guides will have you trained and ready to go in no more than half an hour.

Participants should be confident in their footing and have an average level of fitness – outings may be up to three hours in duration. Those who enjoy hiking trails or taking long walks at home will possess enough fitness to enjoy this activity. As with any other activity, you will get more enjoyment out of it with some preparation in advance, such as long walks with uphill sections or bike riding.

The minimum age for this activity is 14.

Our Guides

Our highly-qualified guides have many years of climbing, skiing and snowshoeing experience and all hold relevant mountain instruction and safety certificates . They aim to provide a personalised and unique experience for every customer whilst maintaining safety to the highest standards. We have one snow shoeing guide for every 10 guests.

Our Outings

While we aim to get out as often as possible, the number of outings will be dependent on weather and our itinerary’s landing points. The average number of outings is usually six or more per voyage, lasting up to three hours per outing. Every voyage is different but some of our typical landings spots have been:

  • Ronge Island Georges Point
  • Neko Harbour
  • Almirante Brown Base Paradise Harbour
  • Port Lockeroy
  • Brown Bluff
  • Jougla Point

Equipment and Clothing Requirements

Vantage Explorations will supply all snowshoes and ski poles for all participants. As well as the general packing list provided by Vantage Explorations, we also recommend:

  • Breathable fabric outerwear as you will be exercising
  • Thick pair of socks and sheep wool inner soles
  • Snow gaiters are optional

You should also ensure your insurance policy covers snowshoeing. An additional policy or premium may be required to ensure you have adequate coverage. Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is mandatory on all Vantage Explorations voyages. Please contact Vantage Explorations if you need assistance with your insurance policy.

How to Book

If you would like to partake in our snowshoeing option on your voyage please return a snowshoeing form at time of booking. Our guides will review your form for suitability and experience before approving your place in the group.

Snowshoeing Form


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