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This article was written on 28 Mar 2017.

What to see in Antarctica?

Antarctica may seem like an inaccessible and even downright hostile continent, but adventurous travelers who have witnessed its ethereal landscape agree it’s an unforgettable, one of a kind experience. Antarctica’s towering icebergs and imposing glaciers are indeed, a sight to be seen.

Canada Glacier

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Odds are you’ve never seen anything this big before. It’s a dense piece of ice that floats on its own weight and is formed by the accumulation of snow. Amazing, isn’t it? This majestic glacier will have you taking out your camera and taking dozens of pictures to show your friends when you get back home. It’s mind blowing how big glaciers like the Canada Glacier can get, and you know it won’t always be the same size forever. The memory will be something you will never forget.

Blue Ice

The Blue Ice is mesmerizing in Antarctica. Of course it is only the result of ice freezing over the water but the blue is so beautiful that you just want to reach out and touch it. The sheer size will make you feel so small. A picture won’t do it justice. You have to travel to Antarctica and see the ice for yourself. Don’t miss it or you’ll be sorry!

Aurora Australis

If the lights in the sky of Antarctica doesn’t get you here, then nothing else will. The sky experiences different colors of light depending on what’s going on in the environment of the atmosphere. Aurora Australis is also known as the southern lights. It is a curtain of light, a sheet, or a diffuse glow in the sky. Green and red are just some of the colors you will see. Its usually ranges from 100 km to 500 km in height. This southern hemisphere attraction is at its strongest as an oval on the magnetic pole when it’s centered. It can be seen at the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station.

Observation Hill

What better place to observe Antarctica then on a 754 foot hill? It is located next to McMurdo Station and is often called the “Ob Hill.” You can bring friends and family with you to experience the environment and to take pictures that will last forever. Observation Hill overlooks the buildings below and also gives you a good view of the continent. You can’t beat that! Just say yes to Antarctica!

McMurdo Station

This is the station you see as you’re standing on the observation hill. From the hill it looks so intricate and different then when you’re seeing McMurdo Station close up. It’s a polar research organization where cargo passes through this station first from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It sounds like a lot of hard work. It is a place of science and research that you won’t be able to fully experience if you don’t discover this station for yourself. Make your way to the station today!

 

 

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