South Georgia was once a piece of land that connected the Antarctic Peninsula with South America, but got ripped away with the opening of the Drake Passage which isolated Antarctica from the rest of the world. The island is geologically quiet young (all rocks younger than 200 ma) with most of it being sedimentary from turbidites. There are impressive folds to be seen and very dramatic glaciers.
Trips to South Georgiaare via Expedition Cruise ship and GeoWorld Travel passengers will share the ship with other passengers who booked with other companies. These trips are multi focus trips in a geologically wonderful area. Most trips have an on-board geologist who will give a geology and glaciology lectures. To gauge the geological content of each trip please refer to the hammer rating described below.
Images from South Georgia