We are often asked how we will travel to Antarctica. The only commercial (non-governmental) service to take you there is Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions (ALE). We will fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica on an Ilyushin 76 aircraft and land on a naturally formed ice runway at Union Glacier. The flight from Chile to Antarctica takes approximately 4 hours.
Once in Antarctica, we’ll be flown on a ski-equipped Twin Otter aircraft to our starting point. Learn more about the aircraft here. Adventure Networks International, the sister company working in conjunction with ALE, is a great resource for additional information about travel to Antarctica.
This video shows the infrastructure required to support the different aircraft used to fly to Antarctica. Steve Jones, ALE Field Operations Manager that has been working with us on logistics for our self-guided expedition, is featured in this video.