This is the only hotel in Antarctica: White Desert. And it is only temporary. The White Desert Hotel is unique. You can only fly here from Capetown, South Africa.

The rooms are luxurious, spherical cabins made from optical fiber. There is also the option to camp for one night on the ice. Obviously only when weather permits.

The White Desert Hotel beds are comfortable and made from bamboo, and snug animal skins will keep you warm. You’ll find all you need for a comfortable stay in your cabin, a shower, and a toilet.

The excursions on offer are walks to ice caves, hiking, ice climbing, and skiing.

But the most important thing to see here is the wildlife. Different penguin species live here, but the most spectacular one is the emperor penguïn. This is the largest penguin in the world and only lives in Antarctica.

Best time to visit the White Desert Hotel:

The hotel is not open all year round – the harsh winters in Antarctica only allow for visits in November and December.

So what’s stopping you? Oh, perhaps the price tag: around 64,000 US dollars for eight nights, including return flight.

More information: www.white-desert.com