Location: How to travel - Virtual Trip to Antarctica
Location: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
On this tour you may either fly on a Royal Air Force Tristar from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, or join one of the BAS ships, RRS James Clark Ross at Grimsby.
If you decide to fly, you will go via Ascension Island, before moving on to the Falkland Islands. This journey takes around 18 hours usually. Sometimes, if you're lucky (!) and the weather is poor in the Falklands, you may get a stopover at Ascension Island for a day or more.
I'm flying! - Next stop: Ascension Island, South Atlantic
If you choose to go by ship, the journey obviously takes a lot longer. You will pass by Ascension Island, but will not go ashore. There will be some science done on the voyage south and there is a good chance of spotting some interesting wildlife!
I'm sailing! - Next stop: RRS James Clark Ross