Is Camping in Antarctica Possible?
YES, it is possible to camp in Antarctica! While it is not your conventional camping experience, many travelers who go for research or tourism travel go camping in Antarctica. We have listed some options below of camping excursions you can do.
We have a special tour where we offer the ultimate land-based adventure that begins on a private jet Gulfstream G550 from Cape Town to the private ice runway on the southernmost continent.
Only 12 travelers at a time can embark on this 5 or 8-day odyssey and visit an emperor penguin colony and the geographic South Pole.
There are 2 camp sites that we offer to stay at while you’re experiencing the ice continent.
Camping in Antarctica options:
1. “Sky Pods”
Inspired by the seminal age of Space exploration, those pods sit in quiet solitude encircled by pitted rock formations. It is as close as you can get to feeling like you’re off the planet without leaving Earth.
The space-age design of the ‘Sky Pods’ makes them look like they’ve been beamed down from Mars. Futuristic and luxurious, the six bedrooms are created from composite fiberglass with floor to ceiling windows allowing guests to soak in the moon-like landscape beyond.
Original photos taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by former Commander, White Desert guest and retired astronaut, colonel Terry Virts will be featured in each pod. “The mountains are the most beautiful I have seen across Earth, Venus and Mars.”
Perfect for exclusive use groups and catering for up to 12 people, it allows guests to combine an ultra-luxury experience with a once in lifetime adventure on the 7th Continent.
2. “Flagship Camp”
Those 6 luxury yurt-like polar pods are cozy, amazingly comfortable, and beautifully outfitted. They’re scattered across a canyon and look out over a frozen lake to a glacier with the ridge of a mountain – called a nunatak – protruding from it, like Mother Earth’s art.
They were designed with cutting-edge exteriors and old-world interiors that conjure up images of Antarctica’s rich heritage of exploration.
Sit back and chat in the communal lounge or library, savor gourmet meals prepared by your private chef, enjoy a sauna with view of the glacier, sip cocktails by the fire, and cross off bucket list adventures like visiting the South Pole, ice climbing, hiking over ice waves, and coming face-to-face with 28,000 emperor penguins.
And while you are in Antarctica, you can participate in various activities: