Antarctica is located almost south of the Antarctic Circle and is the fourth largest continent after Asia, America and Africa . As you can imagine, it is the coldest place on the planet , but it is also the driest continent (its average humidity is the lowest on earth) and it contains 70% of the planet’s fresh water , curious, right?
It can only be visited during the austral summer , from November to February, and of the three regions into which it is divided, the Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible area due to its proximity to South America (approximately 1000 km).
If your trip begins in Spain , your first stop will be in Ushuaia , better known as the city of the End of the World . From there you will embark on the Fram , a large ship that after 2-3 days of travel and overcoming the Drake Strait will reach Antarctica.
There you can visit the only traces of human life that you can find in the area, which are the scientific bases. From there you will make another stopover on Decepción Island , a volcanic bay that preserves the remains of an old whaling base and where you can see the friendly penguins play, and the sea lions on a black sand beach.
Before arriving at your next stop, Port Lockroy , you will be able to see the huge ghost ships rocked by the waves that are in the area … do not be afraid! Port Lockroy on a former British base, which is now a museum.
Next, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Imperial Cormorants plowing through the icebergs on Peterman Island . By the way, you will not be able to take a stone from the continent of memory, only the images and the memory of a unique trip.