Antarctica - Travel Guide and Travel Info

The Antarctica continent is the south most continent of the earth (within the South Pole). Its location renders it an uncomfortably cold climate, and its natural environment is mostly covered in ice except for the water passage used by the vessels for transport. In fact, Antarctica is the only continent on earth with the least human population. The last survey on population in the continent found that there are no cities except only two groups of towns each with a population of at most 10,000 people living in them. The towns are established solely for scientific purposes only thus, they are research centers. Since Antarctica lacks a government, each research station operating in the continent is governed by the respective nation that established it in the continent. 



Thus, the people living in their respective station speak their national languages, whereas English is the language spoken between people of different stations from different countries. The best time to visit Antarctica is during the summer season between November and March of very year, because the sea ice melts hence making the sea passable by ship, and the daylight is on 24 hours throughout.



Travelling to Antarctica can be restricted to only the summer season. The winter season is dangerous for air crafts moving within the region because it is believed that their skis are likely to freeze along the runway. Ships and sailboats will also be able to pass through the nearby ocean during the summer because all ice will have melted into massive, passable mass of water. If you are planning to come into Antarctica by plane, then you should choose to either land in any of the 28 airports in the continent. Many cruise ships land into Antarctica from countries in the southern region. The Aurora Expeditions is a ship that connects Antarctica to South American states, New Zealand, and Australia. The Bark Europa connects from regions in the sub Antarctica region, whereas the Cheeseman’s Ecology Safaris connects Antarctica to South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands


If you are planning to sleep in Antarctica, you had better arrive with your own accommodative boat or camping tents in case you will be moving around the land of the continent. Antarctica is not a state so there is no government for taking care of its tourism sector. Thus, the continent lacks hotels, lodges and any kind of accommodation. The research stations do not provide accommodation for visitors, so visiting the continent means you have to come along with your sleeping facilities. Camping tents can be suitable for those who would like to sleep on land, and an accommodating boat is still fine as long as there is no storm to be expected. 



Dining in Antarctica can be challenging. There are no eateries, but some commercial stores will frequently supply food sources from far states. Vegetables and fruits are scarce, so it is advisable to come along with your vegetables and fruits, as well as your cooking facilities to cook your own food. 



Attractions in Antarctica consist of islands, its whole icy landscape as the South Pole, and the unique cold region animals. One of the significant landmarks to see is the active volcano of Mount Erebus. The mountain is in Ross Island. The wildlife species to meet in this dry and cold continent are a rare chance to see. Here you would meet polar bears, some species of migratory birds, and the charming penguins.