After spending two days going stir crazy aboard the Akademik Ioffe while crossing the Drake Passage, finally arriving in Antarctica south of the circle was a glorious feeling. While reaching south of an imaginary line has a somewhat curious, if not dubious feeling of accomplishment associated with it, there's no denying the fact that even though Antarctic tourism is increasing, it's still a fairly uncommon destination to get to.
Tourism season is November to March in Antarctica, which is when the temperatures are the warmest as it's the southern hemisphere's summer. It is a little strange thinking about how not-cold Antarctica will be, but comparing it to winter in the Arctic circle, Antarctic summer is so comfortable.
An iceberg drifts south of the Antarctic Circle.