Cruise to the far ends of the earth and set you eyes upon the frosted views of this miraculous part of the world we live in. Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. It’s known for the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum. As the coldest place on earth, Antarctica’s wildlife resides mainly in water and you can expect to see and abundance of penguins and seals.
Appropriately enough the idea of a holiday here causes polar opposite opinions! Yes it involves a huge amounts of travel and yes its may be an expensive trip, but those keen to go will experience the voyage of a lifetime.
Interesting facts about Antarctica:
- The first confirmed sighting of the continent was is 1820.
- About 70% of Earth’s fresh water is in the Antarctic ice cap!
- Snow falling at the South Pole takes about 100 000 years to flow to the coast of Antarctica before it drops off the end as part of an iceberg.