Our site is using cookies to record anonymous visitor statistics and enhance your user experience. OK |  Find out more

Skip navigation

Nunataks in Antarctica

Nunataks are small areas of rock emerging above ice sheets and glaciers. They are isolated from the main mountains and are often easier to access. This makes them particularly useful to geologists.

A nunatak stands out from the Antarctic Ice Sheet south of the Antarctic Peninsula
A nunatak stands out from the Antarctic Ice Sheet south of the Antarctic Peninsula