Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Preserved for peace and science, this ice-crowned continent rewards the traveler with inspiration, adventure and perspective. There’s nothing quite like seeing ice shimmering in all directions, reflecting sunlight through each season. Wildlife roams freely, with penguins, seals and seabirds unafraid of human visitors. No place on Earth compares to this vast white wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, rock. Antarctica is simply stunning.