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South Sandwich Islands

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South Sandwich Islands are part of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands overseas territory administered by the United Kingdom. The islands are located in the Southern Ocean or Atlantic Ocean, depending your definition, northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Get in[edit]

There is very little that travels to the South Sandwich Islands. There may be one or two cruise ship or yacht visits in a year. In winter the pack ice extends to surround the islands.

Get around[edit]


The islands are completely uninhabited by humans, though are home to millions of penguins.


It's an extraordinary place to go penguin spotting.


There is no economic activity on the South Sandwich Islands.


There are no accommodations in the South Sandwich Islands.

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