Packing for the Antarctica

So you’ve booked, now what? Well, you’ll need to prepare for the trip of a lifetime.


  • X2 Baselayers
  • X2 Thermal socks
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies/jumpers
  • Waterproof trousers (this is mandatory for zodiac landings)
  • Thermal trousers
  • A pair of jeans
  • Hiking boots (although you will use special boots for actual Antarctica)



  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Moisturiser
  • Suncream
  • Travel detergent (laundry is very expensive on the ship)
  • Hand gel
  • Facewash
  • (Shampoo and shower gel is provided) I am particular about my hair so I had my own.




  • If you have a digital camera bring a UV and polarising filter.
  • Memory cards
  • If you have a GoPro it’s worth using for any slides or underwater activity you want to capture.
  • Tripod (you may see the stars when the ship anchors at night)
  • A smartphone case
  • Power Banks
  • A plug charger (have multiple ones if you have a lot of gear)
  • Earphones

What else

  • Any medication you may use
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Paracetamol
  • Shades

Last but not least an open mind and prepare for a trip of a lifetime.

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