Welcome to East Antarctica & the South Pole
Only a small number of research stations are scattered along these difficult-to-reach shores, and visitors appear so rarely that they are generally welcomed with open arms.
Inland East Antarctica, the heart of the ice cap, is only rarely visited by tourists. Several important research stations take advantage of the vast, thick ice sheet and its high, dry, freezing conditions: perfect for astronomy and physics.
Among them is the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. To reach here, you’ll fly over magnificent glaciers, yawning crevasse fields, and the most barren snow on Earth as you cross the Polar Plateau to reach the mighty Geographic South Pole.