Unknown facts about visiting Antarctica:
The Antarctic Circle rings the southern part of the globe and Antarctica is the fifth largest continent.
At least two active volcanoes exist in Antarctica. The highest, Mount Erebus (12,448 feet; 3,794 meters) boasts a permanent lake. The other lies on Deception Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula. Although eruptions in 1967 and 1969 damaged science stations there, the island remains a popular stop-off for tourists, who can bathe in the water warmed by the volcano while surrounded by ice.
Its freezing cold in Antarctica the year round, the coldest temperature ever recorded here was minus 89 degrees Celsius!
Nobody lives in Antarctica. In January 1979, Emile Marco Palma became the first human to be born on Antarctica. Since then, only ten other people have been born on the continent.
Antarctica is only accessible by small sailing boats or motor vessels; no more than 100 people can land on the Antarctic Peninsula at any given point of time.
There are no time zones in Antarctica, hence it’s always zero o’ clock in Antarctica.
During the summer months, experience 24 hours of daylight. In December, when the ship starts to sail, it will be summer in Antarctica
If you throw boiling water into the air in Antarctica, it will instantly vaporize. Most of the particles will turn into steam while others are instantly converted to small pieces of ice.