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Questions tagged [antarctica]

Earth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole.

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Dates for travel to Antarctica in local spring

While some Antarctic stations have a permanent crew, for most people who visit the continent, whether as workers or tourists, travel starts in southern-hemisphere spring. In what date range would ...
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Are there any railroads in Antarctica?

I am wondering if there are any railroads in Antarctica. Maybe on research stations, even those shorter than 1km?
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Non-AT country citizen visiting Antarctica by non-AT country registred vessel (yacht) — do I need a permit and why?

My grandfather has been a yachtsman for more than half a century, he is now retired and now has everything he needs to fulfill his dream: sailing to Antarctica. But he is a citizen of Moldova, which ...
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Does one need a visa to visit Antarctica?

What is the status of Antarctica in terms of visa regulation? Does one need a visa to visit Antarctica? If so, which country does issue such a visa?
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Are there flight tours over Antarctica?

There used to be air tours of Antarctica flown by Air New Zealand but unfortunately they have stopped after a crash of a Air New Zealand flight 901. Are there any plans to resume such tours? By ...
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Which countries do you need a visa or permission to visit Antarctica as an Iranian?

It is a complicated and difficult process to get a visa from most countries of the world as an Iranian citizen. Now I want to know that visas of which countries are needed for this reason and is there ...
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How many tourists are allowed in Antarctica at one time?

A user on reddit claimed that only 100 tourists are allowed on Antarctica at any one time. Is there actually a limit or is he misinformed? I know that there are limits in places like the Inca Trail, ...
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How to avoid polar bear in Antarctica? [closed]

I would like to visit Antarctica, but worry polar bear may chase after me. How to avoid being attacked by polar bear?
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What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?

We were just discussing at lunch if there are any such flights.
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100 Years Since South Pole Expedition - How to reach it as a tourist?

It's been 100 years since humans first reached the South Pole. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, about 30,000 people visit the continent of Antarctica annually. ...
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How can I visit Antarctica?

A year ago I was reading some magazine, and found out that there is availability to get a trip to Antarctica. Unfortunately, there was no info about how I could get there. Do you know anything about ...