Why Visit Antarctica?
Antarctica is a destination on a lot of travelers' bucket lists. Much of the area is undeveloped, which makes it a dream for those looking for a truly unique place to explore. If you have been dreaming of visiting Antarctica, but are still have some hesitation about it, here are a few reasons why you should go ahead and book your dream trip.
The plethora of wildlife in Antarctica tends to surprise even the most seasoned travelers. Nowhere else in the world can you see so much uncharted land. Nature lovers can't help but to fall in love with the landscape of Antarctica and the wilderness that awaits them.
Plenty Of Adventure
You will find ample activities in Antarctica. While it may surprise some, there is rarely any opportunity to even be slightly bored on a trip to Antarctica. The majority of travelers arriving here will do so by cruise ship and, depending on the cruise line, there will be a variety of different excursions to choose from. Travelers can go kayaking in between icebergs, scuba dive if they are feeling brave enough to take a dip in the icy cold waters, go cross country skiing or even go on an excursion to see some of the area's wildlife like penguins and seals. Generally, taking an Antarctica adventure trip is an unforgettable experience.
Exploring The History
Antarctica's history is rich with exploration. Detaille Island, an abandoned British Antarctic Survey facility, is a popular place to explore. Those who visit Cape Evans can see the hut of Robert Falcon Scott, famous British explorer. All of the items inside are from the early 1900s and sights include pots and pans, medical supplies, bunk beds and seal blubber from over 100 years in the past. Base W is also interesting as it was abandoned back in 1959 by a group of researchers. You can still see some of the items left behind and get an idea as to what it was like to be a researcher back in the 1950s. You can see the tools that were using to build the hut along with Scotch oats and other foods that were left behind. There's also a World Sports magazine that was left open on a table and dates back to August of 1953.
Interesting Photo Ops
There are so many amazing sights and scenes to photograph in Antarctica. The ice sculptures alone are phenomenal, but many of the icebergs that you will find in Antarctica are a whopping two stories high. Since Antarctica is made up of mostly white and grey landscapes, it will seem as if you are taking black and white photos even though the colors in the photos are just caused by the landscape.
You'd be hard pressed to find a place more peaceful than Antarctica. Because the majority of the continent is undeveloped, there just isn't a lot going on outside of the nature itself. Many travelers are pleasantly surprised by the quietness and peacefulness of this area it's often found to be a nice break from the business of everyday life.