32 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Antarctica - Atlas Obscura
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32 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Antarctica

Updated April 12, 2022

Unusual Attractions in Antarctica

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Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Antarctica

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Stories About Antarctica

Robert "Robby" Silk—the first and, for now, only competitive chair-sitter—tests his stamina on Antarctica's Cuverville Island.

Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Sitting an Extreme Sport

A day at your desk will not prepare you for this grueling competition.
The James Caird at Elephant Island, preparing to set off for South Georgia Island.

Remembering a Little-Known Chapter in the Famed Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

The epic survival story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew included a harrowing journey to Elephant Island.
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