Who lives on the Island of South Georgia?
There is no permanent human population on South Georgia. There are 2 Government Officers and spouses, up to 25 British Antarctic Survey personnel at 2 research stations and up to 4 Museum staff in the summer months.
How do I get to the Island of South Georgia?
South Georgia is only accessible by sea and visitors come by cruise ship – further information here.
I am visiting South Georgia, do I need to apply for a visa?
There are currently no visa requirements. If in doubt, check with your cruise operator.
What will the temperature be when I visit?
January temperatures ranged from 0°C to +19°C at Grytviken. Your operator will advise on the clothing you’ll need.
Weather forecast here.
Can I get married on South Georgia?
Yes you can get married on South Georgia. Further information here
Can I have a South Georgia penpal or chat with someone on the island?
No. There are no South Georgia permanent residents.
You could try The South Georgia Association who are a group of people interested in South Georgia.
I wish to work on South Georgia, what are the current job vacancies?
I wish to move to South Georgia and live there.
No, this is not possible. There are no South Georgia residents.
Where can I purchase SG coins and stamps?
Can you send me photographs/sand/rocks/brochures/postcards etc?
Sorry, we do not provide this service.
Where can I purchase South Georgia gifts and souvenirs?
Try the South Georgia Heritage Trust online shop here.
Can I obtain a permit to capture an animal?
No, GSGSSI does not grant permits for the capture and export of animals (or eggs).
Where can I find out information about SG graves?
Try visiting the South Georgia’s Cemeteries website developed by Pat Lurcock here.
I wish to start a business on SG, or incorporate my company.
This is not possible.
Where can I view a detailed South Georgia map?
Try accessing the South Georgia Geographic Information System here.