ANTARCTICA

POP: 1,106

AREA: 14,000,000 km2

GPS: 82.8628° S, 135.0000° E

Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. It’s known for the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum. The peninsula’s isolated terrain also shelters rich wildlife, including many penguins.

Our trip to Antarctica was via a Qantas charter flight ex Perth. You can also do them ex Melbourne.  It's a 12 hour flight with 4 hours flying over Antarctica.  Cruise lines like Seabourn offer luxurious cruises to Antarctica as well.  

 

However you get there, just get there. It's amazing.

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