One of our most popular activities, camping offers you the unique opportunity to roll out your sleeping mat and wriggle into your thermal sleeping bag for a night on the ice - no camping experience necessary! Once you've settled in, prepare to witness the stunning beauty of the Antarctica night sky, as well as the sounds of ice cracking in the distance and wildlife carrying on their busy schedule around you. This is the activity for the ultimate bragging rights!


How will I stay warm?

Your expedition team will advise you on the appropriate clothing to wear ashore and will provide you with a mat and thermal sleeping bag for your night out on the ice.

Is it safe?

Yes, we've taken hundreds of adventurous souls out overnight and our expert expedition team know where to find the best spots for your camping experience.

Will I sleep much?

Possibly not! Many passengers don't camp out to sleep - they're there to soak in the amazing surrounds, witness incredible vistas and enjoy the sounds of nearby penguins colonies and possible even a calving glacier. We'll do our best to make sure you get the chance for a cat nap the next day.

Will I get the chance to sleep under the stars?

Our camping trips take place in the middle of the Austral summer, and on the Antarctic Peninsula we'll be experiencing almost 24 hours of daylight. This means that instead of a starry night, you'll instead be treated to an extended sunset and sunrise as the sun briefly dips below the horizon, filling the sky with an endless palette of colours

What should I bring?

Aurora Expeditions provides all the necessary equipment including a camping mat and thermal sleeping bag, so you only need to bring yourself. Please note: we don't use tents for our camping experience. We believe that the experience best enjoyed without blocking the amazing surrounds we've come to admire.

How to book

Camping is available for free on selected expeditions. There's no need to book beforehand; simply sign up onboard! Subject to weather and conditions.

Upcoming Expeditions

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  • Christmas in Antarctica

    12/13 DAYS from US$9,100 pp

    Celebrate Christmas Antarctica-style! Experience the best of the peninsula's wildlife and landscapes, with some time for onboard celebrations!

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  • Spirit of Antarctica

    11/12 DAYS from US$9,700 pp FLY/SAIL

    Get ready for an classic Antarctic adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many daily excursions and activities!

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    Expedition - New Year in Antarctica

    New Year in Antarctica

    11 DAYS from US$9,700 pp SAIL/FLY

    Skip the crowds and ring in the New Year in Antarctica! Make new resolutions as you journey onboard Polar Pioneer through the magical Antarctic Peninsula.

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