It sounds like subzero lunacy but the latest addition to the world of high-octane winter adventures lets you snorkel in the ice-flecked, snow- lashed Southern Ocean. Run by Aurora Expeditions, pioneers of scuba diving and camping in the Antarctic, the trip promises an entirely new perspective on the polar ice cap with exquisite views of icebergs below the water line, along with penguins zipping in and out of the waters. Even though you’ll be dipping in sheltered bays and close to secluded shipwrecks, the water will be savagely cold, so expect to wear a specially designed snorkel drysuit. Trips from £4,440. Daily snorkeling excursions £601. auroraexpeditions.com.au
This article was published on 25th November 2013 so certain details may not be up to date.