Tristan da Cunha

Tauchen Sie ins Paradies für Vogelbeobachter ein. Die vier Inseln von Tristan da Cunha sind die Brutstätten für Northern Rockhopper Pinguine und Millionen von Seevögeln.

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Atlantische Odyssee, ohne Antarktische Halbinsel
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Atlantische Odyssee, ohne Antarktische Halbinsel

Diese weitreichende Expeditionsreise führt über den gesamten Atlantik und zu einigen der entlegensten Inseln der Welt!

HDS31-24 Die Atlantik-Odyssee ist ein wahres Vergnügen für Vogelbeobachter, denn wir kreuzen die Zugrouten von Arten wie der Küstenseeschwalbe und der Langschwanzskua. Bei der Überquerung des Atlantiks und des Äquators besuchen wir einige der entlegensten Inseln...

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28 Mär - 20 Apr, 2024

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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to Cape Verde
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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to Cape Verde

HDS30D25 The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

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14 Mär - 25 Apr, 2025

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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to Cape Verde
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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to Cape Verde

PLA31B26 The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

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23 Mär - 4 Mai, 2026

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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to St. Helena
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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to St. Helena

HDS30C25 The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

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14 Mär - 15 Apr, 2025

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13320 USD

Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to St. Helena
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Atlantic Odyssey incl. Antarctic Peninsula to St. Helena

PLA31A26 The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

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The Eight Albatrosses of Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic

Whether you’re bound for Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic, or some combination of both, this entry will give you all the important albatross info as well as where these birds can best be found.

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Tristan da Cunha has pleasant temperatures all year long. The wet climate causes a large amount of rainfall, and it is highly unlikely for areas below 500 meters (1,600 feet) to experience frost. The average annual temperature in Tristan da Cunha is a mild 14.8 degrees Celsius (58.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

The temperature range in January is typically 15.4 to 20.4 degrees Celsius (59.7 to 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit). During August, you can expect a temperature range of 9.7 to 14.3 degrees Celsius (49.3 to 57.6 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Tristan da Cunha has earned the BirdLife International designation of an Important Bird Area. There are two species of land birds that stay local all year, and an additional 13 species of seabirds breed on the island. The Atlantic Petrel has chosen Tristan de Cunha and Gough Island as its only breeding locations worldwide. You may also see the Tristan Wandering albatross, Antarctic Terns and Northern rockhopper penguins during a trip to Tristan da Cunha.

Marine mammals are quite often spotted around the islands but in particular the Sub-Antarctic fur seal is a species to look out for as it is not easily seen anywhere else. One of the most difficult to see birds in the world is found only on Inaccessible Island: The Inaccessible Island flightless rail. The name says it all – it is not an easy place to land.  

As of the 2015 census, Tristan da Cunha has a permanent population of 268. All of the residents live in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, which means that only a small portion of Tristan da Cunha is inhabited. Cruises to Tristan da Cunha can temporarily increase the area’s population, but no one new is allowed to move to the island without the approval of every permanent resident.  

Tristan da Cunha is a British overseas territory. The area was first discovered in 1506, but it did not have any permanent settlers until 1810. In 1816, Tristan da Cunha was annexed by the U.K., and it has stayed under British control ever since. The area does have its own political system, but the Queen has executive authority.

Aside from the limited infrastructure and extensive amount of seabirds, Tristan da Cunha is perhaps best known for its uninhabited wildlife reserves: Gough Island, Inaccessible Island and Nightingale Island which are the largest islands in the archipelago.

In total, there are six volcanic islands that make up the Tristan da Cunha region. The North-West coast is the only area of the mainland that is not mountainous. A massive and very beautiful active volcano comprises most of the land mass of the main island Tristan da Cunha.

A trip to Tristan da Cunha has also inspired many creative minds, and it was featured in novels written by Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne.    

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Tristan da Cunha ist eine entlegene Vulkaninsel im Südatlantik.

Tristan da Cunha ist ein ganz besonderer Ort – es handelt sich hierbei um einen aktiven Vulkan mitten im Süd-Atlantik, auf dem Menschen leben. Die Insel wird oft als abgelegenste bewohnte Insel der Welt bezeichnet, ist aber auch für die einzigartige Kultur der Einwohner, ihre natürliche Schönheit und die große Zahl von Seevögeln, die dort brüten, bekannt.

Facts about Tristan da Cunha

  • Tristan da Cunha is part of the same British overseas territories as is St. Helena and Ascension Island.
  • Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited group of islands on Earth.
  • The islands were found by Portuguese sailor Tristão da Cunha in 1506.
  • The capital city of Tristan da Cunha is Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.
  • The British Royal Mail Service has to assign Tristan da Cunha a postal code in 2005 because too much of their mail was getting sent to Edinburgh in Scotland.
  • About 275 people make up the permanent population on the main island of Tristand da Cunha. Between them they share only 8 family surnames.
  • Other islands in the group are named Gough, Nightingale, and Inaccessible. The latter is home of the flightless Rail, one of the most difficult birds in the world to get to see.

Travel to Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is often called the most remote inhabited island of the world but is also famous for its specific Tristan culture, its natural beauty and the large number of seabirds that breed there. A Tristan da Cunha cruise takes you into a bird-watcher’s paradise. The four islands that make up the group are the breeding grounds for Northern Rockhopper penguins, millions of sea-birds, including the native Tristan Wandering Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Atlantic Petrel, the Gough Moorhen, and the Inaccessible Island Flightless Rail. 

Your Tristan da Cunha expedition allows you to take in the surrounding waters which are home to Sub-Antarctic Fur Seals, Elephant Seals, and a variety of whales.

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