That the Lemaire Channel is nicknamed “Kodak Gap” is a pretty good indication that it is reliably scenic. Steep rocky mountains covered in glaciers and snow rise almost vertically out of the water, creating a narrow channel less than a mile wide at its narrowest point and just under 7 miles long.
That combination of mountains and a narrow passage also funnels wind and icebergs. The wind can howl above the water, and it can be choked with ice in the water. But when the conditions are right, its glassy reflections of the dramatic landscape are spectacular.
Photos of the Lemaire Channel
What to Know Before You Go
The only way to get here is by ship.
It can ice up, and quickly, even in summer, so it’s not always possible to get through.