This is an after-dinner-and-before-breakfast activity, offered only when the route, weather, and ice conditions allow.
When Scott arrived at the South Pole on January 17, 1912, he found a silk tent, a Norwegian flag, and a pennant from Amundsen’s ship, the Fram. The tent was a masterpiece of its time, designed for emergency use. It could fit into the pocket of an anorak and weighed less than two pounds.
Our adventure starts with a pre-camp briefing by the experienced expedition staff who will accompany us on this excursion. We set up our camp after dinner with guests participating from beginning to end. If you have never pitched a tent before, this is your chance! After the camp is set up, you can either go to bed or sit outside and marvel at the stillness, listening to penguins in the distance. If the weather permits, we may take short walks to nearby viewpoints and visit penguin colonies in the bright Antarctic night. If you like, wake up early, climb out of your tent and watch the sunrise.
In the morning hours, we'll take down the camp as Polarcirkel boats pick us up for the return trip to the ship. Back on board, we enjoy a special breakfast and debrief the experience.