You asked: How far is it from South America to Antarctica?

How close is the tip of South America to Antarctica?

How Far is Antarctica from South America? The Antarctic Peninsula lies just over 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the port of Ushuaia, Argentina. The Antarctic Circle is about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from Ushuaia.

Can you see Antarctica from South America?

Antarctica can be reached from the USA via Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America or from New Zealand (less frequently Australia).

How long does it take to get to Antarctica from South America?

You can get to Antarctica by boat or plane. Sailing the Drake Passage from the tip of South America to the Antarctic Peninsula takes 48 hours. Flying to Antarctica takes 2 hours. Approximately 54,000 visitors make the journey each year, with around 50 expedition vessels sailing Antarctic waters each season.

Is South America closest to Antarctica?

South America is the closest continent to Antarctica. The closest point of South America is shared by Argentina and Chile. The Argentinian station Vice Comodoro Marambio is on the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It’s only 1,238 km south of Ushuaia in Argentina.

Has anyone been born in Antarctica?

Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica, and none of them died as infants. Antarctica therefore has the lowest infant mortality rate of any continent: 0%. What’s crazier is why the babies were born there in the first place. These weren’t unplanned births.

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Can you see Antarctica from Chile?

Can you see Antarctica from Ushuaia? Antarctica can be reached by boat from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. From Ushuaia it takes 2 days, crossing the Drake Passage, known for its violent seas. Alternately, you can take a 2-hour flight from Punta Arenas, Chile.

Do planes fly over Antarctica?

Few airlines fly between cities having a great circle route over Antarctica. Hypothetically, flights between South Africa and New Zealand, or between Perth, Australia, and certain destinations in South America (including Buenos Aires and São Paulo), would overfly Antarctica, but no airline has scheduled such flights.