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)

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has returned from her official visit to the remote sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. During the visit The Princess Royal had the opportunity to see at first hand the unique environment and heritage of South Georgia, discuss the work of the Government and its partners on these and other issues, and mark the centenary of Shackleton’s crossing of the island. Press release[...]
The November 2015 Newsletter can now be viewed[...]
The GSGSSI Icefish Fishery 2015/16 and 2016/17 Information for Applicants and Application form are now available for download[...]
The Convention on Biological Diversity South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Stamp Set is now available to order. Further details[...]
The Strategy for SGSSI 2016-2020 sets out a commitment to produce a National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) detailing how we propose to meet our environmental objectives including our commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity. A draft NBAP is now available for consultation, please send your input by 31st January 2016. Details here[...]
Today sees the publication of a new Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, setting out an ambitious agenda for 2016 - 2020[...]



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 monthly news from South Georgia[...]
The South Georgia Geographic Information System enables access to spatially explicit information about the environmental landscape[...]
Two webcams situated at King Edward Point. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes[...]