We all know what a normal vacation is like, but what is a more unusual one like? Well that’s a good question and I wanted to talk a little bit more about a little place called Antarctica, which is without a doubt one of the best, interesting and most unique places on earth that I have ever had the chance of visiting. This article is dedicated to Antarctica and the reasons you absolutely need to visit this frozen wonderland, I hope you enjoy it.
Most people go on holidays to chase the sun, but the cold weather is also brilliant for seeing something very different. Don’t worry though if you are prepared you won’t be very cold at all and the temperatures in Antarctica during the summer months are not as severely cold as the winter. In fact they can be more pleasant, but it is important to plan the best time to go and you can click here to find out more about when you should go.
The lack of tourists
Antarctica is one of the most remote and exclusive travel destinations on the planet and therefore every tourist and his dog is not going to be there. Many people find it hard to bring themselves to go to South America, let alone Antarctica. So you won’t be fighting the whole time to see an amazing sight, it will just be you and a few other onlookers rather than hundreds of people swarming a very small area to see something. There is nothing like have the time to truly appreciate the adventure.
There isn’t quite anything like visiting Antarctica and while you may be doing normal things there like hiking, kayaking and zodiac tours the extreme environment and picturesque landscape adds a huge element of adventure to everything you do. Think about kayaking in Antarctic waters and looking up at the gigantic ice formations in the water. The feeling of being somewhere where very few have been before is a very refreshing experience.
One of the best aspects of visiting such a unique place is of course the unique wildlife that you will encounter once you are there. It seems like nothing would want to live in Antarctica, but the opposite is true, there is a very diverse range of creatures like whales, seals, penguins and a huge array of other bird species too. The untouched element of Antarctica also extends to these creatures, because they are so used to living in harmony that they don’t fear humans. This is a really amazing thing to see and is very difficult to describe until you see it for yourself in person and you can click here to find out more about the diverse wildlife there.
We already touched on the amazing landscape in Antarctica, but it is something that you just have to see to believe and no blog post could ever do justice to the beauty that you will experience there. Gigantic icebergs are scattered throughout the sea and there is ice as far as the ice can see. One thing that was fascinating for me was seeing glaciers and the colour of the ice there. It is unlike anything I have ever seen before, the colours can range from clear very deep blue. This is an amazing contrast that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.