White Desert Echo

White Desert Echo 

White Desert Echo 


Set amidst the stark white expanse of Antarctica’s spellbinding interior, roughly 62 miles from the coastline, White Desert’s Echo is a truly exceptional and unique escape, offering solitude, luxury, adventure, and top-notch hospitality. We highly recommend Echo for small groups looking for an exclusive experience.

We love the modular, space-age design of the camp’s sky pods. As White Desert succinctly describes it, “Echo is as close as you can get to feeling like you’re off the planet without leaving Earth”. Each heated sky pod offers a “futuristic” escape, with modern interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and lovely ensuite bathrooms. The main guest areas include an art deco lounge area (the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite cocktail or pre-dinner drink), a contemporary dining area where bespoke menus, catering to each guests’ tastes and requirements, are served; and a beautiful library area. 

Amenities and Activities:

ROOMS: 6 heated sky pods 

BEST FOR: couples; families and private groups


  • Emperor penguin colony visit
  • South Pole Expeditions
  • Rock-climbing and abseiling
  • Hiking multiple nunataks
  • Fat biking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Exploring ice caves

Why We Love It:

We can think of no better way to explore the Antarctic than with our partners at White Desert. Not only do they offer a range of exhilarating adventures, excellent accommodation and hospitality, they do it all sustainably. They have been carbon neutral since 2007. 

INSIDER’S TIP: The photos in each pod are the original photographs taken from the International Space Station by retired astronaut (and former White Desert guest), colonel Terry Virts.

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