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Grytviken former Whaling Station on South Georgia Island was operational up until South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands currently governed by UK

Shackleton’s Route, South Georgia Island - You’ll be up close and personal with penguins on black sandy beaches & hiking over crevasse-covered glaciers, all in a couple of days. It’s 22 miles long & you can cut out the glacier hiking, if you like, making it just a half-day hike (3.5 miles). The best time to trek this is during the Southern Hemisphere's summer months (December–March), but you will need a tour company to get you there and it is expensive, if not impossible, to stay on the…

Shackleton's Route, South Georgia Island, South Atlantic/Antarctica Best For: Explorers; travelers already on guided Antarctic journeys Distance: 22 miles from King Haakon Bay to Stromness, including glacier travel

South Georgia Island Grytviken. I think I will settle down here. Cold and isolated, just like I like it.

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

These remote settlements are some of the most isolated in the world, including Ukivok, Punuk Islands, Deception Island and South Georgia Island near Antarctica

A view along the shore with penguins in the foreground - South Georgia - Photo by Frank Hurley - 1911-1914

A view along the shore with penguins in the foreground - South Georgia - Photo by Frank Hurley - 1917

Great Astrolabe Reef, Kadavu Island, Fiji Hard corals on the reef top

Healthy reef of hard corals just under the surface of the Great Astrolabe Reef, Kadavu Island, Fiji. Kadavu Island visible in this split level, over/underwater view.

Wake Island and Peale Island pictured from Northeast May 1941, sourced from the United States National Archives. Crudely colorized using photos as reference

Wake Island and Peale Island pictured from Northeast May sourced from the United States National Archives. Crudely colorized using photos as reference

Mt. Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting, 1911

Mt Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting 1911

Mt. Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting, 1911

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