Antarctica, a place as big as your imagination

Thursday 1, January 1970


Antarctica, a place as big as your imagination


Antarctica, the world’s most southern continent, is on the bucket list of even the most discerning traveller.


And now, with White Desert’s brand new ecological camp, there is the possibility to reach this magnificent continent in five-star luxury!

“It’s been a challenge setting up the new camp, but the fibreglass pods really take it to a whole new level,” says Patrick Woodhead, Managing Director of White Desert. “With views over a frozen lake and a 200ft icefall, its got to be the best view in the world to wake up to.”

The domed, frameless structures comprise of aerospace composite panels that slot together to have the strength of a normal building yet the mobility of a tent.  One of the experts from the company that manufactures the pods flew all the way from Alaska to help the team set up this unique camp. 

Six of the seven pods are luxury en-suite bedrooms, each 6.1m in diameter. The interiors include two single beds (converting into one double bed, on request), a wash area, toilet and writing desk. There is also a separate shower tent with a full shower and toilet facilities. 

White Desert, a CarbonNeutral award winner, offers a range of adventures from 8-day safaris to visit the Emperor Penguins, to shorter trips designed for those with tighter schedules. As is the case with much of Antarctica, these safari excursions are unlike anything on earth.

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