98 percent covered by ice and encapsulating the South Pole, Antarctica is the southernmost continent and also the coldest, driest and windiest spot on planet Earth. This isolated, hostile frozen desert containing 90 % of the world’s ice and 70% of the world’s fresh water is a true challenge when it comes to science and research. The winter wonderland with cold-adapted plants and animals is a place of ongoing experiments when it comes to biology, geology, oceanography, physics, astronomy, glaciology, meteorology and more.
The dramatic scenery of the White Continent with its majestic icebergs can be a real treat to the eye offering incredible panoramas for pictures. With more than 70 lakes, divided by the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica is a unique adventure that will take your breath away. Explore the southern lights or the aurora australis and other atmospheric phenomena like the diamond dust or the sun dog. Sail to the Arctic Peninsula, observe the penguin colonies, find out about courtship rituals of the seabirds and watch the biggest mammal on Earth, the Blue Whale.
Antarctica, home of the Blue Whales, Emperor Penguins is the coldest continent on Earth and a place with of frozen, undying beauty.