Three miles long and seven miles wide, South Georgia is little more than a small dot in the middle of the South Atlantic; yet for many people this remote windswept island is the highlight of their expedition cruise. Far more rugged than the neighbouring Falkland Islands, South Georgia has an extremely high penguin to human ratio. Ernest Shackleton, the legendary Antarctic explorer, famously crossed South Georgia by foot, thus completing the last leg of his epic journey to save his stranded crew members 700 miles away on Elephant Island. Shackleton is buried on South Georgia; his final resting place is a wonderfully atmospheric spot looking out over the Southern Ocean.
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When to Go
The best months to travel are from November to March.
There are no direct flights.
Recommended airlines include British Airlines direct to Argentina to meet cruise to South Georgia.