South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights.

It is a real “oasis” in the stormy southern oceans and is home to amazing wildlife like penguins, albatrosses, seals, whales and petrels.

LATEST NEWS      (News Archive)

The October to November Newsletter can now be viewed.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is today issuing a set of stamps featuring Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands. The issue marks the release of the BBC’s Planet Earth II, fronted by Sir David Attenborough, and whose filming team visited Zavodovski Island in January 2015.[...]
GSGSSI appoints Adler & Allan Ltd to carry out a survey of the residual waste oil in the former whaling stations on South Georgia to identify the best practical options for future oil remediation works.[...]
GSGSSI is pleased to make available "Guidelines for the Provision of Medical Care in South Georgia and other Antarctic Marine Areas by Seaborne Adventure Tourism”. This document identifies the medical risks associated with visits to South Georgia and offers advice and guidance to cruise ship operators and other visitors about the provision of appropriate medical care. The guidance in this document reflects expert medical advice prepared for the GSGSSI by World Extreme Medicine following consultation with stakeholders and a medical expert peer review process.[...]
Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands launches its consultation on another proposal as part of its legislation review. This fourth round of consultation is about the application of English law to SGSSI. The consultation is open until the 2nd January 2017.[...]



South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a UK Overseas Territory situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands. Find out more about this incredible island[...]
Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed
Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed[...]
SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities[...]
Cruise Shop
Find out how to set foot upon the shores of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet[...]
GSGSSI has created one of the world’s largest, sustainably managed Marine Protected Area that encompasses the entire SGSSI[...]
The news from South Georgia, every two months.[...]
The South Georgia Geographic Information System enables access to spatially explicit information about the environmental landscape[...]
Webcam situated at King Edward Point. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes[...]