South Pole and Land Expeditions
Visit the emperor penguins on these expedition trips to the South Pole
Browse the range of South Pole expeditions available here at Expeditions Online. Live out your adventure fantasies by exploring the most remote wilderness on the planet. With modern technology, it is now possible to explore some of the most hard-to-reach places in Antarctica: see emperor penguin colonies, climb Mount Vinson, and ski or fly to the South Pole. Come with us on the adventure of a lifetime! However, if you’re interested in the Antarctic, but you don’t necessarily want to embark on a land expedition to the South Pole, you may like to browse our Antarctic Peninsula cruises and our Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica cruises.
Union Glacier Camp is a unique Antarctic campsite is located in the remote, southern Ellsworth Mountains, on the broad expanse of Union Glacier. This is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. The full-service camp operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January). The camp is only accessible by air and your journey begins with a 4 ¼ hour flight from Punta Arenas, Chile. The wheeled aircraft lands on a naturally-occurring ice runway on the Union Glacier, where you take your first steps in Antarctica.
The setting is spectacular. The accommodation spacious and comfortable. The meals fresh and delicious. The service and support unparalleled. Majestic peaks rise in all directions, offering plenty of opportunities for scenic excursions, technical climbs and ski tours. At camp there is little wind, providing a comfortable environment to relax and take it all in. Below, you’ll some of the extraordinary programs available for modern day Antarctica expeditions for dedicated adventurers. If you plan to visit the South Pole, you may also be interested in our North Pole Expeditions. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the South Pole expeditions below. Start planning the adventure of a lifetime!
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