Antarctica Currency Guide


Antarctica has no official currency. Fun fact: the Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office produced what they call the ‘Antarctican dollar’ - a collector’s item, it can be sold at certain face value but it’s not legal tender.


Tourists won’t be able to access any ATMs or banks while in Antarctica, so have cash or credit cards ready for any purchases.

Credit Card

It’s a good idea to have a credit card on hand to use in the country you set sail for Antarctica from - just like you would with any other international trip. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted cards; double check with your bank before you travel about accessing your various accounts while overseas.