The world's southernmost continent is also the coldest, driest and windiest. Its population is made up entirely of manned research stations from multiple governments, and varies between 1000 residents in winter and 5000 in summer. If you're looking to check every continent off your list, it doesn't get any more brazen than this.
Languages: Primarily English and Russian
LGBT Rights in Antarctica
There is definitely no gay scene in Antarctica, but we hear the penguins are all over the Kinsey Scale.
Gay Activity: N/A
Lesbian Activity: N/A
Gay Marriage: N/A
Right to Change Gender: N/A
Same-Sex Adoption: N/A
LGBT Discrimination: N/A
Equal Age of Consent: N/A
Gay Antarctica Travel
As mentioned there is no such thing as a gay scene in Antarctica. In fact, with just about 1000 actual residents (mostly scientists), there isn't really any sort of scene! But fear not, if you're joining our Antarctica: Gay Expedition we'll make our own scene.
Relevant Blog Posts
- A Visual Preview Of Our Antarctica Cruise Ship
- Is Responsible Tourism In Antarctica Possible? Yes.
- Animals To Look For On Our Antarctica Cruise
- In Rob's Words, How The 7th Continent Shaped Out Adventures
Best Time to Visit: We visit in December, which is the southern hemisphere's summer. As Ushuaia's warmest month, it will average 9.6 °C/49.3 °F. Once near the Antarctic Peninsula, average temperatures are barely above freezing. Being the continent's northernmost point, the peninsula has the most moderate climate and increased participation, but also the fiercest winds, with gusts up to 200 mph.
Time Zone: Antarctica sits on all time zones, but we'll be in the Northern Peninsula (GMT-03:00).
Vaccinations: For Argentina, our departure point, the WHO suggests typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and influenza vaccines. No vaccines are required for Antarctica. Consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic for more info.
Visas: For Argentina, the most common departure point, Americans, Australians, and EU citizens do not need a visa. Canadians must pay a reciprocity fee online in advance, then travel with a printed copy of their payment receipt. For more info, click here. As no country owns Antarctica, no visa is required.
*ALL INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS OF MARCH 4, 2019