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South Shetland Islands is a group of islands about 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the Antarctic Peninsula.


The South Shetland Islands
Research stations Frei and Bellingshausen on King George Island
  • Elephant Island
  • Clarence Island
  • Rowett Island (minor)
  • Gibbs Island (minor)
  • King George Island (the largest)
  • Bridgeman Island (minor)
  • Penguin Island (minor)
  • Nelson Island
  • Aitcho Islands (minor)
  • Greenwich Island
  • Half Moon Island (minor)
  • Desolation Island (minor)
  • Livingston Island (second largest)
  • Rugged Island (minor)
  • Snow Island
  • Smith Island
  • Deception Island
  • Low Island
  • Seal Island (minor)

Bases antárticas[editar]

  • 1 Base Científica Antártica Artigas (Uruguay) (en la isla Rey Jorge). +598 2227 3115, : . Wikipedia new favicon.png
  • Bellingshausen (Russia)
  • Camp Academia (Bulgaria)
  • Camp Byers (Spain)
  • Camp Livingston (Argentina)
  • Captain Arturo Prat (Chile)
  • Chang Cheng/Great Wall (China)
  • Comandante Ferraz (Brazil)
  • Decepción (Argentina)
  • Gabriel de Castilla (Spain)
  • Henryk Arctowski (Poland)
  • Juan Carlos I (Spain)
  • Jubany (Argentina)
  • King Sejong (South Korea)
  • Machu Pucchu (Peru)
  • Pedro Vicente Maldonaldo (Ecuador)
  • Presidente Eduardo Frei (Chile) - also hosts the civilian settlement Villa Las Estrellas
  • Professor Julio Escudero (Chile)
  • Shirreff (Chile/USA)
  • St.Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)


The South Shetland Islands are part of the British Antarctic Territory. There is no permanent habitation on these islands aside from the personnel on the research stations. The climate is not as rough as on the Antarctic mainland: the temperature oscillates between -10°C and +5°C.



If you are not part of a research team, the easiest way to visit the islands is by cruise ship. Cruises to this part of Antarctica usually start from Ushuaia, take one to two weeks and cost at least US$ 5000 per person. Some travel agencies also offer tours by plane to the archipelago's only airport, at the Eduardo Frei Base.



The main sights are the Antarctic landscape and the nature.






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