A perpetual winter wonderland braved by very few humans year round. Plenty of penguins spend their lives here though with summer welcoming migratory mammals and sea birds. Antarctica is special and it’s a real privilege to visit.
A cruise ship or sailboat can get you to the shores of Antarctica. This is where the fun begins! Grab a kayak, some skis or a pair of snow shoes or crampons to get up close and personal with wildlife and the most snow and ice you will ever see.
The kooky Ukranian Verdansky base houses the most southern bar in the world. Home made vodka flows freely and so does the music and continual toasts long in to the evening!
Antarctica is not actually a recognised country (and has no ownership) but is a ‘de facto condominium’ that is governed by countries who are party to the Antarctic Treaty.