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Explore Antarctica

This week you can explore the wonders that Antarctica has to offer including its glacier covered mountains and frozen oceans as well as take a unique look at ground level of Antarctic huts used by polar explorers.

Escape from reality

Looking to get away from it all but don't have the credentials to become a polar scientist? Take a virtual tour of Antarctica below, courtesy of National Geographic.

Ice-o-lated bliss

The remoteness and a severe climate make the Antarctica the most difficult continent to reach. In this gallery you can see a unique local landscapes such as mountains covered with snow, glaciers, icebergs and the boundless ocean.

Frozen in time

Journey through the ice with this virtual tour by National Geographic. Crash through a frozen ocean as you are taken to Antarctica and come face to face with the curious locals that call this spectacular continent home.

The base of exploration

Images of the Antarctic huts used by polar explorers Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott can be explored on Google Street View. Users can navigate the 360-degree photographs to see some of the kit and supplies used by both expeditions.

A warm welcome

Take a virtual tour through Port Lockroy on Goudier Island in the Antarctic Peninsula. The whole tour consists of 12 panoramas, one from any exhibition space of the museum.

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