Go where few others have been. Journey the south seas to the vast, white landscape of Antarctica where the views are as rare and beautiful as the wildlife. Travel between November and March when the weather is warmer and you have 24 hours of daylight to enjoy this spectacular scenery. There is plenty to take in, from the glaciers and mountains of the Lemaire Channel to the South Shetland Islands where the beaches are literally packed with wildlife. Antarctica is home to colonies of penguins, seals, whales and migratory birds. A journey to Antarctica truly is one of those rare once-in-a-lifetime experiences everyone should have.
Antarctica was first walked upon in 1821, there is no government here and it is not owned by any country.
This is the only continent without snakes and reptiles and ants.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the world was here, it dipped to -89.2C in 1982, and it also holds the world’s record for wind, with the maximum gust being recorded at 248km an hour. However for all that extreme winter weather it is the driest continent in the world and is known as a desert, and ice desert that is.
The largest ice shelf here is the Ross, and is about the same size as France. 70% of the worlds freshwater is here, frozen as ice, and 90% of the worlds ice is located here and only 0.4% of Antarctica is ice free. The ice sheet that covers the continent is 2km thick in parts.
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