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Antarctica

Antarctica Adventures

Travel to the coldest and driest continent on earth—the South Pole. Don’t let the cold deter you though, because you wouldn’t want to miss Antarctica’s stunning geography, masses of ice, rock, glaciers and snow and unforgettable wildlife that can only be explored by ship expedition.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY +

Antarctica is not a country, so there is no single entity that is sovereign. The continent is divided into territories by the UK (Sterling currency) and US (dollar currency). Depending on what station you are on will determine the currency. Our Adventure Specialists can help you with how to prepare.

CREDIT CARDS +

Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE +

English is the most common language.

POPULATION +

There are no permanent residents who live in Antarctica.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS +

A valid passport is required to enter Antarctica, as well as visas that may be required for travel through other countries en route. Travellers should look into the travel advice of those countries. Travellers on Canadian expeditions need a permit to be in the Antarctic and no fee is associated with processing a permit to travel here. Information about permit applications and forms are available from Environment Canada's Environment Canada’s Protecting the Antarctic website. http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/antarctica

CLIMATE +

• Coldest, driest, highest (on average) and windiest continent
• Approximately 99 percent of Antarctica`s area is covered by a permanent ice sheet
• Weather conditions are severe and capable of sudden changes.

WHEN TO GO +

The only time to visit is during the summer months from Nov-March due to sea ice during the rest of the year.

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