Earth’s southernmost continent, Antarctica is home to the geographic South Pole and is situated almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle. At 5.4 million square miles (almost twice the size of Australia), Antarctica is the fifth largest continent and 98% of its surface is covered by ice about a mile thick. On average the coldest, driest and windiest continent, Antarctica is actually classed as a desert as it has an annual precipitation of just 8 inches. With average winter temperatures of -34° C and a recorded minimum of -89°C, it is little surprise that there are no permanent human residents here. That said, up to 5,000 people live here on a temporary basis, working at the Antarctica research stations.
Due the remote nature of its location and the amazing creatures that live here, Antarctica Holidays are growing in popularity with those looking for real exploration.
If an Antarctic adventure sounds like just your thing, but you're not sure what you'd like to experience on your journey, take a look at our Antarctica Holiday Ideas! For those of you ready to find your adventure, check out our full range of holidays in Antarctica.