King George Island Overview
King George Island is also one of the top tourist places in Antarctica. The largest of the South Shetland Islands, King George Island is usually the first stop in an Antarctic expedition, and is home to many scientific research stations. Named after the British king George III, the island has presence of many different countries, including Argentina, Russia, South Korea, Chile, Germany and more. As of today, the island serves as an aerodrome for flights to Antarctica. You can also spot numerous different wildlife species and marine animals like seals, penguins and more here.

Location: South Shetland Island, Southern Ocean, Antarctica

Highlights: Trinity Church, research stations, different types of seals, Penguin Island, Admiralty Bay
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