Southern research

In the far south, there are several abandoned British research stations. We visited one at Horseshoe Island and saw another from the ship at Stonington Island.

British base at Horseshoe Island

These stations are nicely kept and form a sort of time capsule of how life was on Antarctica in the 1950’s. You are allowed to visit them, as long as you don’t touch anything and clean up after you leave. For many of us one of the highlights of our trip to the deep south.

The buildings at Stonington Island.



Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


    • Yeah, Scott’s hut looks awesome from the inside. Here we haven’t seen the inside of the station at Stonington and it was quite dark inside the base at Horseshoe. So definitely far less exciting from the inside as Scott’s hut at Cape Evans.

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