Time-Lapse Tuesday: Port Lockroy in Antarctica

July 5, 2016

Earth’s southernmost continent is 14m sq km (5.4m sq mi) in size. It’s a bit surprising to learn that although 98% of it is covered in ice, Antarctica is actually considered to be a desert – there’s only 200mm (8 in) of rain each year. Despite the conditions in this cold and very dry land, there is a great amount of life here.

Since its discovery in 1904, Port Lockroy has worn a few different hats; it has been a whaling station, a British military base, and a research station. Today, the port is home to a museum and post office. What fun it is to send a postcard home from the end of the world! In keeping with Antarctica’s otherworldly quality, while one half the island Port Lockroy occupies is for visitors, the other half is reserved for penguins.

The end of the world is just the beginning.

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures in Antarctica encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater to different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.

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