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I would honestly love to go to Antarctica. And not just a cruise where you're not allowed on dry land, but a full-on trekking tour through the middle of it.
I saw a documentary some ten years ago about two or three people who were doing just that, with the special government permit you need to set foot on the continent. The scenery looked stunning, even more grandiose than what I've seen in the Alps or the Rocky Mountains, and the thought of there being just icy polar and nobody else around for literally thousands of miles is just endlessly fascinating to me.
Doesn't come cheap though. With airfare, equipment and everything else, you can expect to pay £5,000 to £10,000 per person for a four-week trip. And you will constantly be miserably cold for weeks, you'll be unable to shower, you'll have to live on tinned and dehydrated food, and will only have three or four changes of underwear and clothing to switch between, which will become increasingly smelly, like yourself. And 24-hour daylight will mess with your sleep cycle so that you will be constantly tired. And if something serious happens to you, you're kind of fucked because it could take a rescue helicopter several hours to get to you.
Worth it though.