Antarctica: the land of extreme cold, ice, snow, the South Pole, penguins – and volcanoes? Indeed. For all of its frozen stereotypes, Antarctica is a surprisingly vibrant place, and this exemplified by the fact that it hosts the world’s southernmost active volcano. Ross Island’s Mount Erebus has been in a state of constant eruption for the past million years or so, and with two major research bases just a few kilometres away, this provides a unique opportunity to examine volcanic activity on the ice continent. With this week being Volcano Week at Google Sightseeing, it was a natural pick for me to write a post about, which you can check out here. After that, you can visit the Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory website and learn more about the southernmost volcano on the planet.