After a delicious breakfast, the day activities on board MS Fram started. We attended to the mandatory IAATO briefings. The International Association of Antarctica Operators (IAATO) and the Antarctic Treaty have specific regulations for landings in Antarctic area.
Vacuuming service for our backpacks, pants and gloves was offered. It is extremely important to prevent the introduction of any alien species to Antarctica.
Finally, we made our first landing at Half Moon Island, a small but beautiful place within the South Shetland Islands. A big rookery of Chinstrap Penguins and lots of Fur Seals were waiting for us in the beach of our landing.
The combination of wildlife and huge glaciers makes of Half Moon an amazing spot in the South Shetlands.