A few years ago, I took my kids on a sightseeing trip to the South Pole.
We’d arrived at the village of Jukkola (population 11,000) at the northern tip of South America.
It was the first time we’d been there since we were children.
We were thrilled to discover that the world’s tallest structure was visible from this point.
In a moment that will forever remain in my mind, I was in the thick of the spectacle as the view of the pole changed from an ocean of ice to a lush green expanse.
We watched a few tourists enter the village and were surprised to see that many of them had been there on previous visits.
This was a first for me and I could only hope that it would be the same for my children.
The sight was amazing.
There was nothing like it on Earth.
After the trip, I decided to see the entire South Pole from the village.
I went to the ferry dock and bought a ticket to the village, where I took pictures of the stunning landscape.
Then, as the ferry pulled into the village’s port, I got off and went home to my wife and kids.
Geiranger, Norway A boat ride from Jukkuola to the Pole, Norway.
For a long time, I had no idea that the South Polar region of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands was the world´s largest.
As I drove up the hill, I noticed that the view was different from that of the South Sandwich Sea.
It didn´t look like an ocean, but rather an expanse of land.
I thought this was great, but I soon realized that I had been blind to this information for years.
This is why I wanted to see more.
I spent some time researching South Georgia´s history and geography, and I discovered that the region was once a part of the Dutch East Indies.
It is also where many people from India migrated to.
I was inspired by the fact that, despite the fact I was only eight years old when I was visiting South Georgia, I knew that this was an island.
It felt like I had traveled to another time and place.
As my family was on our way to visit the South Georgia coast, I pulled over and started watching a documentary on the South Atlantic Ocean.
I found myself asking myself: what would it be like if there were more people here?
And the answer became clear.
As we went out into the Atlantic Ocean, I saw that I was able to see a vast number of islands and reefs that would never be seen before.
I decided that I needed to know what I could see there, because I wanted my children to have the same opportunities.
Once we reached the village I went in search of a place that was visible to all but the most adventurous tourists.
I searched for many places on land that were hidden by trees.
In the middle of nowhere, I stumbled upon a small village.
There was something special about seeing this village.
Every house was decorated with a tree or an old, worn-out sailboat.
In many places, there were wooden fences to prevent people from climbing onto the houses.
It seemed like such a beautiful sight.
The view was breathtaking.
There were people on the land, and there were the same people on top of the houses, in the trees, in water, in snow.
The only difference was that the villagers had never been to South Georgia before.
The village of Lekker, South Georgia.
The people of this village would never see anything like what they saw here.
This is how I saw the South Antarctic ice sheet.
As the sun rose, the village was shrouded in darkness.
There weren´t many people around, but there were no other ships or airplanes to distract us.
We all sat in the village as the sun set.
The whole time, the villagers were standing in a circle in front of their house, looking at the stars.
We weren´ t allowed to see anything except for the moon and stars.
The sun was just coming up.
I had never seen the sun before, and it looked amazing.
It looked as if it was glowing.
Then it went down.
The sky cleared up.
And then, the sun came back up.
The villages people were sitting back to back, holding hands, and talking about the day.
When I saw this, I felt like it would never end.
I could never forget this place.
We all decided that we needed to see it again.
I drove down to the beach, and as we passed the village we realized that the village had been transformed.
This place is a symbol of the power of nature and of our connection to it. We couldn´t have imagined what we were seeing.
The people of Lecke had never even heard of the place.
The landscape of this place was beautiful.
It reminded me of a small