7 Wonders of Antarctica: Journey to the World's Remotest Places

Among this week's curious travel destinations: volcanic isles, Shackleton's old base camp, a polar post office, and a bustling Antarctic metropolis

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As Memorial Day approaches, we welcome sun and grilling and outdoor fun. But perhaps some of you would like to escape the next four months of stickiness. If you're looking to cool off, come with The Atlantic and Atlas Obscura to these intriguing Antarctic not-so-hotspots. Featured in this edition of "Seven Wonders of the World":

  • A wooden hut from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
  • The southernmost volcano on earth 
  • A remote, uninhabited volcanic island
  • A polar expedition base that is home to hundred-year-old frozen whiskey
  • A former research base that now serves as a post office
  • The most remote point in the world
  • A bustling Antarctic metropolis


Main image: Pedro Skvarca/Reuters

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Rebecca Greenfield is a former staff writer at The Wire.

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