Mounts Simoun and Diane, Kerguelen Islands.    Ultima Thule: Kerguelen, remote but magnificent sub-antarctic islands.

Mounts Simoun and Diane, Kerguelen Islands. Ultima Thule: Kerguelen, remote but magnificent sub-antarctic islands.

Hidden away in the southern part of the vast Indian Ocean, the Kerguelen Islands are extremely far away from their ’home’ country of France. No planes or tourists go there, and the only way to reach them is via boat from the island of Réunion, close to Madagascar. They might as well be part of Atlantis for all humanity knows about these hauntingly beautiful islands.

Hidden away in the southern part of the vast Indian Ocean, the Kerguelen Islands are extremely far away from their ’home’ country of France. No planes or tourists go there, and the only way to reach them is via boat from the island of Réunion, close to Madagascar. They might as well be part of Atlantis for all humanity knows about these hauntingly beautiful islands.

Kerguelen Islands -- Also known as the “Desolation Islands” for their sheer distance from any kind of civilization, the Kerguelen Islands are a small archipelago located in the southern Indian Ocean. There is no airstrip on the islands, and to get to them travelers must take a six-day boat ride from Reunion, a small island located off the coast of Madagascar.

Kerguelen Islands -- Also known as the “Desolation Islands” for their sheer distance from any kind of civilization, the Kerguelen Islands are a small archipelago located in the southern Indian Ocean. There is no airstrip on the islands, and to get to them travelers must take a six-day boat ride from Reunion, a small island located off the coast of Madagascar.

Kerguelen Islands, Antarctica  ::foliage, wildlife, modernity -- the Kerguelen Islands offer very little in the way of infrastructure and nothing by way of attractions save the majesty of a moonscape and views over the southern Indian Ocean. The capital of Port Aux Francais consists predominantly of research facilities so a PhD is almost a prerequisite to visit. Either that or a lot of time to kill on a boat then waiting for a boat then on a boat again.

Kerguelen Islands, Antarctica ::foliage, wildlife, modernity -- the Kerguelen Islands offer very little in the way of infrastructure and nothing by way of attractions save the majesty of a moonscape and views over the southern Indian Ocean. The capital of Port Aux Francais consists predominantly of research facilities so a PhD is almost a prerequisite to visit. Either that or a lot of time to kill on a boat then waiting for a boat then on a boat again.

<3

The Kerguelen Islands are a part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, and are located in the southern Indian Ocean

KERGUELEN ISLANDS This French Overseas Territory in the southern Indian Ocean is also known as the Desolation Islands, which gives you an idea of how remote they are: really remote, that’s how. More than 3,300 km (2,051 miles) away from the nearest populated location makes them one the most isolated places on the planet. The population fluctuates depending on the season: around 45 in the winter rising to around 110 in the summer.

KERGUELEN ISLANDS This French Overseas Territory in the southern Indian Ocean is also known as the Desolation Islands, which gives you an idea of how remote they are: really remote, that’s how. More than 3,300 km (2,051 miles) away from the nearest populated location makes them one the most isolated places on the planet. The population fluctuates depending on the season: around 45 in the winter rising to around 110 in the summer.

Pinterest
Search