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Antarctica

Antarctica is the southernmost continent and the coldest, driest and windiest region on Earth, mostly covered by a mammoth ice sheet. It is renowned for its unique, untouched landscapes, rich wildlife including penguins and seals, and pristine, shimmering glaciers. Antarctic life is largely confined to the coastlines, while the interior is a harsh desert of ice.

Where is Antarctica?

Antarctica is located in the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle. Encircled by the Southern Ocean, it is the earth's southernmost continent, with an area of about 5.5 million square miles. The continent is divided into East Antarctica, predominantly a high, ice-covered plateau, and West Antarctica, a chain of ice-covered mountainous islands.

A Place Like No Other

Experience A Vast White Wilderness

Astonishingly beautiful and incredibly harsh, Antarctica is unlike any other place on earth. This remote, frozen desert at the end of the earth offers the ultimate journey of discovery. From witnessing towering glaciers to phenomenal encounters with unique wildlife such as seals, whales, and various penguin species, the experiences gained here can be breathtaking. Navigation around its icy waters immerses visitors in a world of tranquillity and raw, unspoilt nature. Prepare for an unforgettable trip that promises great adventure and humbling scenery, as you set foot on the world's final frontier.

What Can I See and Do in Antarctica?

Visit Research Stations
Encounter the Wildlife
Unique Outdoor Experiences

Visit Research Stations

Visiting research stations in Antarctica offers a unique tour into the lives of scientists working in this extreme environment. You can explore historic sites like Robert Falcon Scott's Hut, or active modern stations like the US-managed McMurdo or Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. However, access to these stations is strictly controlled to protect this delicate ecosystem. Ensure you plan with a trustworthy tour operator clear about international laws and guidelines. An excursion to these stations can provide a deep insight into the ambitious human effort to understand our planet in its harshest conditions.

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