White Desert—Vacationing in Antarctica
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White Desert—Vacationing in Antarctica

White Desert—Vacationing in Antarctica

White Desert is a luxury resort campsite on Earth’s most uninhabitable continent, Antarctica. It is the first and only vacation spot in Antarctica. When many think of Antarctica, most would never think of the terms, “cozy” or “relaxing”, for it has a reputation of being a grueling, unwelcoming, and harsh environment. Patrick Woodhead, CEO & co-founder of White Desert, has set out to change people’s minds, to show people the beauty of the continent’s landscape. Woodhead began this venture 10 years ago following a four-month skiing expedition to the South Pole.


White desert is located 150 miles from the South Pole surrounded by mountains, blue caves, and lakes. A stay at White Desert costs 45,000 USD for eight nights with an extra fee of 25,000 USD to visit the South Pole. The resort has expert guides to explore the many sites on the frigid Antarctic continent. The accommodations of White Desert consist of warmly decorated, 23 ft diameter fiberglass shelters. These luxurious pods were modeled after the Victorian-era explorers’ tents that provided the comfort of home and luxury in otherwise inhospitable environments. Each three-ton shelter is outfitted with solar power and propane heaters to assure the utmost comfort and safety in the cold Antarctic environment.

The Living Room. / Credits: White Desert
The Living Room. / Credits: White Desert
A stay at White Desert costs 45,000 USD for eight nights with an extra fee of 25,000 USD to visit the South Pole.

Additionally, White Desert is committed to being a zero impact establishment. It is an accredited CarbonNeutral company that uses renewable energy and works to offset any emissions that may be emitted. Antarctica is an incredibly sensitive and vital environment, so the resort must adhere to the Antarctic Treaty, which has strict environmental tourism guidelines. In order to assure that this environment is not impacted, all waste products are regularly flown off of the continent to South Africa to be properly disposed of.

White Desert is an incredible and luxurious resort that is dedicated to protecting the environment and showcasing the beauty of Antarctica to anyone who has the desire to visit.

For more information about White Desert, please visit the official website: www.white-desert.com.


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