Port Vernadsky Research Base is located on the western side of Galindez Island and serves as a Ukrainian Antarctic station. The base is famous for its post office where visitors can send postcards stamped with a unique Antarctic stamp. It is also home to a range of scientific experiments, including climate research and ozone monitoring. The port offers stunning views of glaciers and icebergs and is a popular spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.
The Vernadsky Research Base is the only Ukrainian Antarctic Station located on Argentine Islands. Former British Faraday research station, it was sold to Ukraine by the UK for a symbolic one pound in February 1996. As one of the longest operating bases in Antarctica, Faraday/Vernadsky Station has been the subject of scientific research studies on long-term temperature trends that indicate global warming.