Ushuaia city view, Argentina. Photo by Jerzy Strzelecki. This is one of the most popular departure ports for Antarctic cruises.
The Antarctic Circle is the region in the Southern Hemisphere surrounding the South Pole. The nearest country is Argentina and the second nearest is New Zealand.
The Antarctic Circle is the coldest and driest place on earth and is the only land on Earth owned by no one but claimed by many, so it’s political future is in doubt.
There are no Polar Bears nor indigenous people in the Antarctic, just mad scientists, penguins, whales and seals. From November-January daylight is 24/7.
The word Antarctic is derived from Antarktikos, ‘opposite the bear.’