Known as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’, South Georgia is an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean that is part of the British Overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The island lies directly at the periphery of the Southern Ocean, just south of the Antarctic convergence. The island is a part of the Andes Mountains to the east, however, South Georgia’s flora and fauna are very much Sub-Antarctic. The main settlement is Grytviken.
Visiting South Georgia provides an unprecedented opportunity to see its vast populations of King penguins and other seabirds, and also fur and elephant seals. South Georgia also has a great historical legacy, drawn from the tales of early explorers as well as the now-defunct sealing and whaling industries the island attracted.