It is said that the Antarctic has a haunting beauty and will almost always exceed expectations. Antarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antarctica is also the most Southern, overlying the “South Pole”. Scarcely touched by humans, this frozen land is a stunningly beautiful place blessed with landscapes and seascapes unlike others you may have seen. Wildlife roams freely, with penguins, seals and seabirds unafraid of human visitors. Sea ice groans and crackles, and icebergs crash off vast blue glaciers into the ocean, while whales breach in the water. Few destinations can compare in the spirit of adventure and sense of accomplishment you feel having visited the White Continent.