Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands

Livingston Island is an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich Island and Snow Islands. It is situated in the Southern Ocean 110 km to the northwest of Cape Roquemaurel on the Antarctic mainland, 830 km to the south-southeast of Cape Horn in South America.

Livingston Island contains huge colonies of chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, as well as large flocks of skuas, southern giant petrels, sheathbills, and nesting kemp gulls. The waters teem with humpback whales, southern elephant seals, leopard seals, and Weddell seals.

Things to see and do

* Chinstrap Penguin Colonies
* Sea birds
* Whale watching
* Seals

General Information

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Land Area – 974 km² approx
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – None
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – Cruise ships often frequent Hannah point on the south coast of Livingston.

Transport Links – Access to the South Shetland Islands is from the Port of Ushuaia , Argentina. There are daily Aerolineas Argentinas flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. LAN Chile (through its LAN Express services) flies a few times a week (currently three) from Santiago de Chile, stopping over in Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.

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