Coordinates 71° 57’ S, 23° 20’E
It's the first "zero emission" station ever, the world's first polar station run entirely on renewable energy.
The Station has been pre-built in Brussels, where it has been on show before it gets shipped down to the Antarctic.
The Princess Elisabeth Station will also offer a certain level of comfort which will, after a tough day of work, surely be welcomed.
Utsteinen, a village of tents
The Belgian station on Antarctica is situated 300 m North of Utsteinen nunatak, on a small relatively flat granite ridge, sticking out of the snow. The ridge is 700 m long and a few meters large and elevates 20 m above the surrounding snow surface in the accumulation zone. Closeby is the so called Ulsteinen village, a camp where the scientific crew used to live and work.