South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory situated in the southern Atlantic Ocean. South Georgia has a very small non-permanent population in its settlement of Grytviken. The South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited.
The best time to visit is December to February, which is summer.
The islands are very remote and isolated. However, South Georgia can be visited as part of the itinerary on certain Antarctica expedition cruises. It particularly appeals to wildlife lovers and birders, and to people with an interest in the Shackleton story.
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