Where is the Antarctic Peninsula?
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost element of mainland Antarctica, and the only part of the continent of Antarctica that extends outside the Antarctic Circle.
Drake Passage: Tourists depart from Ushuaia, the most southerly tip of South Antarctica and sail across the Drake Passage to the northerly tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Drake Passage is notorious for its rough seas and strong winds due to the ‘Circumpolar Current’ that squeezes through this narrow gap. It takes approximately 1 ½ days to cross the Drake Passage.