Visitors at Palmer Station
Though it's hard to believe, we do receive visitors here at Palmer Station. Summertime draws about 8,000 tourists to the Antarctic Peninsula each year. Only about 1,500 people actually visit Palmer Station, arriving on various ships and yachts.
This Palmer Station sign displays the distance and direction of the other US research stations. We are 1744 miles from the South Pole!
The passengers of the Ocean Nova cruise ship recently toured the station. The scientists meet the passengers and answer questions about their research.
When the Bark Europa visited, we were able to tour their incredible ship and meet with passengers at the station.
We are the Visitors
Some ships are too large to visit the station. So we visit them on board! Here is the Veendam cruise ship.
The Drifting Visitor
One day we woke up to a giant visitor in our harbor. Check out this iceberg that visited the station for about a week in early January.