Antarctica is the coldest part of the world in the Southern hemisphere. It is also one part of the world that is least inhabited by humans and other land mammals. For millions of years it has always remained desolate. In fact this is the last of the continents to be discovered by man. The first sighting of these vast continent was done by Russians in 1820.

Antarctica summer months, the best time to explore.

Antarctica is the coldest part of the world in the Southern hemisphere. It is also one part of the world that is least inhabited by humans and other land mammals. For millions of years it has always remained desolate like that. In fact, this is the last of the continents to be discovered  by man. The first sighting of these vast continent was done by Russians in 1820.

Imagine a huge land mass twice the size of Australia with hardly any human settlement and no vegetation. This explains the harshness of the climatic condition here. Commercial tours to the Antarctica started in the 1950s, before that much of all attempted travels to the South pole were explorations and most of which were never successful. A number of them ended tragically.

The temperature in the Antarctica can reach as low as -50c. There is hardly any life on land here. But the waters under the ice are full of life, fish and sea mammals are some of the species that have found a way to survive here. The only other animal that can be sighted here are the penguins.
Between the months of November through March is the summer in the south pole with temperatures raising to reach 2c. This presents the best  time of the year when it is practically possible to visit this land of ice in the south.

The best means of reaching the continent of Antarctica has always been by ship. Most ships to the South pole leave from Ushuaia, Argentina. There are also flights to and from Antarctica by some air operators. These air operators are mostly based and operate from Punta Arenas, Chile.

With the summer here, this is your best opportunity to experience the out of this world life in the South pole's Antarctica. Visiting this land of ice in the South requires enough preparation, a budget and guts.

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