Gough Island (map) and Inaccessible Island are two remote and uninhabited islands located in the South Atlantic Ocean (approximately 2,200 miles / 3,540 kilometers southwest of South Africa). Inaccessible Island is located about 23 miles (37 kilometers) to the southwest of Gough Island. They are part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha.
The island’s isolation has led to the evolution of unique flora and fauna, including endemic plants and insects. Gough Island is home to a variety of bird species, with millions of seabirds nesting on the island, including albatrosses, petrels, and penguins.
Location & Access: Access to Gough and Inaccessible Islands is extremely limited due to their remote locations and challenging environments. Visits to these islands are typically undertaken for scientific research and conservation purposes, and special permits are required.