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Kerguelen Islands

Travel Guide Overseas Territories Overseas Territories French Southern and Antarctic Lands Kerguelen Islands

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Introduction

The Kerguelen Islands, also called the Desolation Islands, are located in the southern Indian Ocean and are part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF).

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Weather

The Kerguelen Islands have a cold maritime climate with subpolar conditions though it rarely gets really cold here. Temperatures range from around 5 °C in July and August to around 10-12 °C from December to March. Nights are between zero and 5 °C respectively. The absolute records range from 23 °C to -8º, though it can get colder at higher elevations. Also, the constant winds make it feel much colder. Precipitation is in the 50-70 mm range a month and fairly consistent throughout the year.

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Getting There

By Boat

The Marion Dufresne travels to the islands of Kerguelen, Crozet, Saint Paul and Amsterdam 4 times a year from Reunion.

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