Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands

08/06/2020 through 11/22/2021
08/06/2020 through 12/14/2021
Quark Expeditions

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands

Total Solar Eclipses are rare in Antarctica, and 16 years ago, a group of Quark Expeditions passengers became the first humans ever to witness a Total Solar Eclipse on the 7th continent. In 2021, we will bring back our special guest expert from the epic 2003 voyage, retired NASA scientist Fred Espenak, to join us on one of two special voyages: Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia and Falkland Islands. 
Designed for eclipse chasers, this itinerary offers the rare opportunity to witness the total eclipse of the sun while also setting foot in Antarctica, as well as a chance to explore the rarely visited sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia. During your voyage, you will have the opportunity to participate in talks led by Fred Espenak, known as “Mr. Eclipse,” who has participated in 29 eclipse expeditions around the world, while also learn about the region, its wildlife and history, during onboard presentations by our team of polar experts.
On December 4, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse, you will receive a pair of eclipse glasses, and an invitation to a special evening celebration where you can relive your eclipse experience with fellow passengers. The excitement of the voyage continues as your ship then departs for South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, where you will explore regions rich in wildlife and polar history.

  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and foot
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with our onboard lecturers
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional kayaking excursion
  • Witness a rare total solar eclipse from the deck of Ocean Diamond in the Scotia Sea between the Orkney Islands and South Georgia.
  • See South Georgia’s incredible wildlife, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages to South Georgia and pause for a moment at his grave site
  • Wander the quaint British town of Stanley in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)


Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Embarkation Day
Day 3 & 4 Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 5 to 7 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 & 9 At Sea
Day 10 Solar Eclipse at Sea
Day 11 to 14 South Georgia
Day 15 & 16 At Sea
Day 17 & 18 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Day 19 At Sea
Day 20 Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

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