Send the ultimate postcard from the old British Antarctic Survey base at Port Lockroy, now a museum and a post office nestled amongst a colony of gentoo penguins.
Probably the most unusual stamp your friends or family are likely to ever receive. Expect to be back home before your mail is though as the post goes via the Falklands whenever the next ship passes! Port Lockroy was a former British Antarctic research base until the 1960s and was then refurbished in the late nineties. It now operates as a fascinating museum and post office by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. The staff there also gathers data on the impact of human activity on the resident colony of nesting gentoo penguins in order to understand better this pristine environment. It is noted that this long-term project has not detected any adverse effects from the presence of tourist visitors on the island.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
Premium service from one of the world's most knowledgeable travel companies
24/7 contact number
Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018
Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159
Flight-Exclusive bonding: Your holiday is further protected by our membership of ABTOT Membership Number 5197