Everyone suffers from a bit of wanderlust every now and again, and nothing makes your feet itch more than seeing gorgeous photos of truly incredible destinations. A trip to the Antarctic is always going to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, whether you’re following the trail of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, in search of the continent’s extraordinary wildlife, or keen to try some extreme polar sports, from kite skiing to ice climbing.
WHICHAWAY CAMP – ANTARCTICA
The Price Tag: From €59,000/person for 9 days (US$62,700)
White Desert offers luxury treks into the Antarctic interior, providing accommodation in Whichaway, a wind and solar-powered temporary camp on the edge of a 200ft ice cliff, with real polar explorers as your guides.
From short stays to longer safaris to visit the incredible 6,000-strong colony of Emperor Penguins, White Desert can create a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs. It’s no wonder that Tatler magazine called it the “most exciting trip of the decade”.
Powered by solar and wind, this camp has strong ecological foundations and a zero-impact philosophy. Activities include kite-skiing, ice-climbing and snow-trekking, and with experienced polar explorers for guides – you’re in good hands!
Sleep in one of six, luxury sleeping pods, and have fresh food prepared three times daily by one of Cape Town’s best chefs. We love how White Desert have managed to combine polar exploration with a splash of luxury.