- Established 2005 -


After two decades of exploring, it is still awe-inspiring to be able to bring scientists and tourists into the heart of the most remote continent on Earth.

Antarctica cannot help but to have the most powerful effect on you. It is not just the surreal beauty or unimaginably large landscapes; it is the reconnection to nature in its rawest form. You feel humble and fragile, yet, simultaneously, empowered and deeply connected to our planet.

We only entertain small groups at our luxury camps, providing a much-needed sense of space and discovery. From Emperor Penguins to the Geographic South Pole, iridescent ice tunnels to the endless High Polar Plateau – this is our home.

And we can’t wait to share it with you….

Patrick Woodhead,
Co-founder and CEO

7/8 days
South Pole & Emperors
Price: From US$105,000
This trip combines the magnificent Emperor Penguins with a flight to the lowest point on Earth - the Geographic South Pole.


Private Charter
Luxury Camp
No specific fitness level
5/6 days
Early Emperors
Price: From US$68,500
This trip offers unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent's feet.


Photography emphasis
6000 strong colony
No specific fitness level

White Desert World
Brand new and coming soon... Utilising our fleet of specialised aircraft, we take you on a trip like no other, where the journey is the adventure.


Travel in style in our Basler aircraft
Fly low over spectacular scenery
Private Charter
Rare access to remote destinations
Explore Echo & Whichaway
Our Camps
White Desert delivers ultra-luxury experiences designed to leave no footprint on the pristine environment of the 7th Continent.


Whichaway Camp - Elegant Exploration
Echo Base - Inspired by astronauts
Wolf's Fang Camp - Our Expedition Camp
Net Zero by 2050
White Desert is one of the first UK organisations operating in Antarctica seeking to achieve science-based targets which are in line with the Paris Agreement, Glasgow and the UK Net Zero by 2050 goal.


Preserving The Antarctic Treaty
Working with Antarctic stakeholders
Adherence to Tourism Governance (IAATO)
Supporting National Antarctic Programmes
Science Support
Carbon neutral since 2007, we have diversified over the last two years and now also use our aircraft to transport scientists to their Antarctic research stations.


Supporting vital science research
Sharing logistics to reduce emissions
Transporting +/-150 scientists per year
Welcome to Antarctica

Around the World. Truly 7 Continents

“In a first-of-its-kind, White Desert is offering a private jet experience that visits all 7 continents.”

Welcome to Antarctica

Explore Echo, our space inspired eco-retreat

“"Some of the design inspiration for Echo came from my childhood passion for watching Star Wars. I imagined what would happen if the Millennium Falcon, which feels quite retro today, met a boutique retreat in the modern world." - White Desert CEO, Patrick Woodhead”

Welcome to Antarctica

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

“White Desert is the first Antarctic operator to test Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) across its fleet.”

Welcome to Antarctica

Yes, You Can Visit Antarctica for 24 Hours

“White Desert – the only company in the world to offer a private charter jet to access Antarctica”

Welcome to Antarctica

Antarctica calling

“Trek through ice tunnels, ski along snowy vistas; connect with nature amidst the cacophony of penguins. Stay in luxurious ‘pods’ and enjoy a gourmet meal while discovering the secrets of Antarctica.”

Welcome to Antarctica

Antarctica's first luxury camp

“Even when gussied up with private jets, cozy igloos, and cutting-edge cruise ships, a trip down south to the Seventh Continent is intense—which is something the Antarctica experts at White Desert know well.”

Welcome to Antarctica

On a Trip to Antarctica, Leaving as Light a Footprint as Possible

“White Desert has taken the hardship out of discovery”

Sean, USA, 2022 White Desert Guest

“I’m still processing it all but it was hands down the most memorable experience of my life and I’m already trying to figure out how to get back there again. Thank you all for this, I feel like Antarctica changed me in the best possible way.”

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