Antarctica: the wildest continent on the planet Earth. At its coldest, temperatures drop to 73 degrees below zero. The weather is so severe that little to no precipitation falls, making Antarctica the world’s driest continent. The cold, forbidding ice desert is so harsh that human life can’t sustain itself. You know all that; what you don’t know is that Antarctica is a charming vacation experience like no other. Mingle with penguins, watch whales, speak to real scientists, and get (figuratively) lost in this beautiful, serene wilderness. There are dozens of reasons to explore the vast reaches of Antarctica. Here are some of the most incredible.
1. Consider Cruising the Antarctic
You can get daily flights to Antarctica from some Scandinavian countries, but these trips are usually brief. Meanwhile, if you book a cruise to Antarctica, you can experience the massive continent up close for an extended period while also having the benefits of a cabin to sleep in at night. It’s a good option for curious adventurers who don’t want to learn how to make an igloo.