- from Antarctica
Do you like subzero weather? How about six months of darkness each year? Do howling blizzards make your day? Does a long walk in hurricane-force winds sound like fun? Yes? Then Antarctica is the place for you.
The fifth-largest continent is the coldest, driest, iciest, windiest, and highest area on Earth. It also has the fewest people: only about 1,000 in winter and 4,000 in summer. It’s no wonder. Antarctica is almost all covered by a giant ice sheet. You may not want to live there year-round, but it’s a fascinating place to visit. So bundle up and let’s go!