Petermann Island

From: Antarctica Travel Guide

See also: Antarctica Cruises

Petermann Island • Antarctica Travel Guide
This island is often the southernmost aspect of travel to Antarctica from the north via cruises, with conditions permitting, via the photogenic 'Kodak Gap' Lemaire Channel which stretches for seven miles north east of the island.

The real attraction of the island is its colony of Gentoo Penguins (the island is as far south as they hang out on the planet) and some Adelie Penguins.

Petermann Island was named after 'August Heinrich Petermann' a German geographer.

It is now uninhabited though an Argentine hut at Circumcision Bay from the 1950's, and a cross at Megalestris Hill from a failed ice crossing by the British in the 80's are remnants of previous human endeavours in the Antarctic.