Devil Island, Vega Island
Stunning views from the top of the "devil's horns"!
Information about Devil Island, Vega Island
Devil Island is well-named! This narrow, rocky island has a low valley in the middle, with two peaks at either end. This gives it an uncanny “devil’s horns” look! It’s found in the James Ross Island group of the Antarctic Peninsula. Its location in a small cove makes it popular with Antarctic wildlife.
Devil Island gives an opportunity for you to photograph some breathtaking views. From the landing site, you are greeted by some spectacular volcanic formations. From here, you can hike to the top of one of the peaks, which overlooks an Adelie penguin colony nestling below in a natural bowl formation.
But the star of the show here is the remarkable 360-degree viewpoint you get from the top. From the high vantage point, you might spot fur seals, crabeater seals, and a variety of seabirds. It really makes the short, but steep climb worth it. Your expert Antarctic guides will show you the way and point out any wildlife you may have missed.
Devil Island offers some stunning antarctic vistas that you don’t want to miss, so ensure your camera batteries are charged and spare memory cards are ready!
Interesting facts about Devil Island, Vega Island
Remarkable views of the rugged beauty of the Antarctic.
The landing is often impossible with the ice conditions and for those that get a shore there might be the chance to look out to Cape Well-met on Vega Island. This is where two stranded parties of the Nordenskjold party finally met up in late 1903. Do read up about this amazing expedition and what they went through, and what they discovered.