Est. 2005


Founded by genuine polar explorers, White Desert continues to explore whilst staying true to our principles of adventure and environmentally responsible travel

How It All Started
The vision for White Desert started on an expedition in 2004, when we were stuck in a little tent waiting out a storm. All of us were feeling a little defeated. For four days the storm had raged outside. We were getting low on supplies and – even worse – starting to tell the same stories...
We recognise that Antarctica is a pristine wilderness and make stringent efforts to ensure that our footprint is absolutely minimal.

With an ENDS environmental award and having been carbon neutral since 2007, we are continually working to improve the ways in which we interact with this incredible environment.
Our Team
A company is nothing without its people and, during season, our team swells to over 80 staff hailing from 18 different nationalities.

Although experts in their respective fields, each member not only has a pioneering spirit but also a friendly smile.
Wolf's Fang Runway
Using specialist techniques and machinery, we have created a runway that is uncompromising in its safety and with minimal delays.

With experienced pilots flying over 25 flights a season, it is now regarded as a well-established and reliable airbridge between Africa and Antarctica.
Our Aircraft
Being the only company in the world to fly private charter planes to Antarctica, our emphasis has always been on luxury and safety.

That same commitment extends to the ski-equipped aircraft that we use in the interior.

We are the only air operator on the entire continent to be fully carbon neutral.
Our location
Explore the inspiring and incomparable interior of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

Discover a mountainous landscape and unimaginable ice formations that stretch beyond an endless horizon.

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