Taking pictures and filming on the ice


Through these small videos, we hope to give you a taste of what it is like to work and live at the Princess Elisabeth Station. We tried to cover a broad range of topics and uploaded parts of our archives to do so. We hope you'll like it.

  • Stormy weather at Utsteinen

    in Daily Life

    Stormy weather at Utsteinen

    A bad storm hit Utsteinen last weekend on Saturday. This video provides a quick glimpse of what a storm in Antarctica looks and feels like.

  • First drone flies over Utsteinen

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    First drone flies over Utsteinen

    Our electrical engineer, Karel Moerman, brought a drone with him to Antarctica this year. We've taken aerial images of the station from an ultra light aircraft before, but this…

  • GoPro Movie: 360° Antarctic Panorama

    in Daily Life

    GoPro Movie: 360° Antarctic Panorama

    Check out this cool 360 degree panoramic view of Antarctica’s incredible landscape, featuring the revolutionary zero emission Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station.

  • Emperor penguin colony discovered

    in Science, Daily Life

    Emperor penguin colony discovered

    Three members of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team have the honour of being the first humans to have visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins on Antarctica…

  • Windy Weather

    in Daily Life

    Windy Weather

    See what it's like to be in Antarctica with winds blowing at around 100 km/h! While winds in summer are mild compared to winter ones, there have been many summer…

  • Par-delà les banquises

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    Par-delà les banquises

    "Par-delà les banquises", a movie directed by Dominique Kopp in the framework of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year, explores Antarctica and its paradoxes. The movie leads us through the…

  • Team Change at Utsteinen

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    Team Change at Utsteinen

    As the Lidia (from ALCI) lands at Utsteinen, it brings a new group of visitors to the Princess Elisabeth Station. Among the newcomers are Johan Berte, the new kitchen crew,…

  • The Utsteinen Windscoop

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    The Utsteinen Windscoop

    For those who don't know, a windscoop is a special kind of ice configuration created by the action of the wind brushing up against the landscape. It's basically a bowl-like…