What To Do In Antarctica

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Antarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antartica is also the most Southern, overlying the "South Pole".

Scarcely touched by humans, the frozen land boasts breathtaking scenery, broken by only handful of scientific bases and a "permanent" population of scientists numbering only a few thousand. Visitors to Antarctica generally must brave rough sea crossings aboard ice-strengthened vessels, but those who do are rewarded with amazing scenery and tremendous and unique wildlife.

For tourists, Antarctica is accessible only during the austral summer season from November to March, during which sea ice melts enough to allow access, coastal temperatures can rise up to highs of 14°C (57°F) and there are twenty four hours of daylight. During the winter the sea is impassable. Temperatures can fall to -40°C and there are twenty four hours of darkness.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Polar Regions
Population 3.7 million
Highest Altitude 4,892 m
Mount Vinson, Antarctica 16,050 ft
Lowest Altitude -2,540 m
Bentley Subglacial Trench, Antarctica -8,333 ft
Lowest Temperature -89.2 °C
Vostok Station, Antarctica (1983) -128.6 °F
Highest Temperature 14.6 °C
Vanda Station, Antarctica (1974) 58.3 °F

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