Brave a swim in Antarctic watersPendulum Cove, Antarctica
There’s not a whole lot of warming sun, and the number of minutes you can lie out in a cossie is severely limited, but Antarctica is a surprisingly popular beach destination for those brave travellers out there. Let’s face it, the landscape couldn’t be any more stunning and the wildlife is plentiful.
There is one place here where you can brave a swim that won't leave you with frostbitten toes: Pendulum Cove in Deception Island. On this isle in the north of the Antarctic Peninsula, you can strip off and jump into waters heated to the temperature of a steamy bath by volcanic activity underground. Just remember to pack your togs.
- Earning the ultimate bragging rights
- The break from feeling perpetually chilly
- Shedding all that cold weather gear
- Those brief moments between peeling off your clothes and plunging into the water (not to mention the exiting bit)
- The parts of your body sticking out from the toasty warm water
Aurora Expeditions runs cruises that explore Deception Island. The 12-day Spirt of Antarctica trip starts at US$8900.