What To Do In South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are two groups of sub-Antarctic islands of the Southern Ocean east of the southern tip of South America, north of Antarctica. The islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom that are administered from the Falkland Islands, but are also claimed by Argentina.

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are rugged islands, rising out of the Southern Ocean. There are no indigenous residents, very few people live here and only those who really want to make the trip end up coming.

These islands are one of the most remote places in the world, with the only access being by sea. The Southern Ocean is one of the roughest in the world with storms that can make even the most hardened sailor feel ill.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Polar Regions
Population 3.7 million
Highest Altitude 4,892 m
Mount Vinson, Antarctica 16,050 ft
Lowest Altitude -2,540 m
Bentley Subglacial Trench, Antarctica -8,333 ft
Lowest Temperature -89.2 °C
Vostok Station, Antarctica (1983) -128.6 °F
Highest Temperature 14.6 °C
Vanda Station, Antarctica (1974) 58.3 °F

Travel Trivia

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